Net Carbs:
2
g

|

% Carbs:
16.7
%

|

% Protein:
8.3
%

|

% Fat:
75
%

|

SmartPoints:
2

Values

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Before fat bomb recipes were all the rage, I would just whip up some simple cream cheese chocolate balls made with cocoa. Then I’d coat them with a little coconut, nuts, or cocoa powder.

The recipe for these cream cheese truffles is so simple. Plus, I usually have all the ingredients on hand. So I can make them for a quick snack any time.

Because this is such a quick and easy recipe, it’s sure to become a go-to for you too!

Ingredients Needed For Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

The best part of this recipe is that you only need four basic ingredients! But you can add a little heavy cream and some unsweetened dried coconut or chopped nuts to coat if you’d like.

Cream Cheese

For the best taste, you full fat cream cheese. However, you can use a lower fat product if you want to cut back on the calories. Carbs are about the same for both.

Keto-Friendy Sweetener

The original recipe used 3 tablespoons of Truvia which is a concentrated granular mix of stevia and erythritol. Since one-for-one powdered sweeteners are more common these days, the recipe changed to use one of those instead.

Cocoa Powder

Regular unsweetened cocoa powder provides the chocolate flavor. For a more intense flavor, feel free to change it up by using a dark cocoa powder.

Extract Flavoring

I like to use almond extract to give the cream cheese balls an almond fudge flavor. However, you can use vanilla extract or another flavor if you don’t like the almond.

Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.

Quick Tips:

How To Make Cream Cheese Truffles

The full recipe steps are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. But I provide more information in this section along with process photos.

Make The Chocolate Cream Cheese Base

Using a blender or food processor, combine the cocoa powder, sweetener, cream cheese, and almond extract. For a creamier texture and improved flavor, I recommend adding in a tablespoon or two of heavy cream.

An electric mixer should work too if you don’t have a blender or food processor.

Form The Balls And Coat

Before forming the balls, you’ll want to have your coating ready in small bowls. So place a few tablespoons of each into separate bowls.

Then, take scoops or spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture and roll them into balls with your hands. Immediately press each ball into the coating of choice until the outer surface is completely covered.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cream Cheese Truffles

You’ll find answers to common questions about making the chocolate cream cheese balls here. If you don’t see the answer you are looking for, just ask in the comment section below the recipe.

Do cream cheese truffles need to be refrigerated?

Because of the cream cheese, the truffles should be left at room temperature for no more than two hours. When wrapped in an airtight container, they stay fresh for up to four weeks in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze cream cheese truffles?

When frozen, the truffles will keep for up to three months. Wrapping them in plastic wrap before putting into a freezer container or bag will keep them fresh longer.

Can the cream cheese be melted first?

You can melt the cream cheese before blending it into the other ingredients. But then you’ll need to chill the mixture to get it hard enough to form the balls.

Recipe Variations

This is a really simple chocolate cream cheese truffles recipe. It would make a great gift for a diabetic friend or someone trying to lose weight on low carb. And, it’s pretty enough to set out at a holiday party or special occasion.

You can easily change the taste by using different flavors in place of the almond extract. A peppermint extract goes well with chocolate. Orange or raspberry work well too.

Another idea is to coat each ball with melted chocolate. You can use keto-friendly white, milk, or dark chocolate baking chips or bars. ChocZero is my favorite low-carb chocolate for making homemade candy.

Other Easy Sweet Keto Cream Cheese Recipes To Try

Cream cheese is a popular ingredient in many easy keto desserts. These are some of my family’s favorites!

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Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

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These low-carb almond fudge keto truffles are easy to prepare and look fabulous. Coat them in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or unsweetened coconut.

Recipe Video (Click on Image to Play)

In food processor or mixer, combine ½ cup cocoa powder, cream cheese, cream (if using) and almond extract until well blended.
Using a small scoop or spoon, divide mixture evenly and roll into balls. Roll balls in desired topping – cocoa, coconut, or chopped nuts.
The addition of heavy cream will give a sweeter taste and tone down the cream cheese.

You may want to place the cream cheese mixture in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes before forming into balls if it’s too soft.

The easiest way to get uniform balls is to use a cookie scoop. It will also help to get the balls perfectly round.

For a smooth mixture, it’s best to use soft cream cheese. To soften it quickly, put it in thee microwave for about 15 seconds.

The original recipe used 3 tablespoons of Truvia which is a concentrated granular mix of stevia and erythritol. Since one-for-one powdered sweeteners are more common these days, the recipe changed to use one of those instead.

Calories: 45 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info


Net Carbs:
2
g

|

% Carbs:
16.7
%

|

% Protein:
8.3
%

|

% Fat:
75
%

|

SmartPoints:
2

Values

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    [fat] => 4
    [cholesterol] => 12
    [sodium] => 32
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    [fiber] => 1
    [vitamin_a] => 145
    [vitamin_c] => 1
    [calcium] => 15
    [iron] => 1
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    [saturated_fat] => 2
    [sugar] => 1
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Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

First published on September 8, 2010. Post updated on May 21, 2021, with new images and additional recipe information.

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