Bring the cream cheese to room temperature or heat in the microwave to soften. Chop the walnuts and dried fruits into moderately fine pieces.
Chop the white chocolate finely and microwave in a heat-resistant dish to soften. Mix well until all the chocolate is smoothly melted.
Put the cream cheese in a bowl and use a whisk to whip until smooth. Add the sugar and mix. Add the rum and continue mixing.
Now add the melted white chocolate and mix it in. When it becomes smooth, add the walnuts and dried fruits. Mix everything together.
It's fine to leave it in the bowl but if you want it to harden quickly, spread it flat and cool it in the refrigerator until it becomes easier to roll. Chilling it for about 2 hours should be fine.
Sift cocoa powder into a bowl and lightly coat your hands with butter or moisten them and form the dough into balls. Roll around in the cocoa powder to coat.
The balls are difficult to handle while they're still sticky, but once they're coated with cocoa powder, you'll be able to shape them nicely.
Sprinkle cocoa powder through a tea strainer and onto the chocolate from above. Leave in the fridge for at least 1.5~2 hours, or chill overnight until hardened. Then they're finished.
They are so soft that they melt in your mouth. Before wrapping, sprinkle cocoa powder one more time for that extra touch to improve the presentation.
P.S. These smell and taste wonderful if you mix in about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with the cocoa powder. Please give it a try.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make a snack that was easy to make for Valentine's Day. I attempted to make truffles with a cream cheese base.
Just mix! Make sure to chill well. While forming into balls, they get sticky, but after coating them in cocoa powder, the shape settles down and become nice and round. Using a lot of cocoa powder will make them delicious! Using a tea strainer to sift the cocoa powder on the chocolate makes them so pretty. For me, I think the hardness is perfect and they taste best when they are chilled in the refrigerator overnight.