Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles

No these aren’t my hands, in case you’re wondering.

Looking for an excuse to make chocolate truffles? Here are a couple.

1. Chocolate fixes all problems, especially when in truffle form.
2. Chocolate is a great way to say “I love you” to yourself.
3. Chocolate gives you sexier legs.
4. Chocolate improves your odds of winning the lottery.
5. Chocolate makes the world go round.

When challenged to make something that does all of this and more for Go Ahead Honey, it’s gluten-free, I had to make chocolate truffles.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Makes 16 truffles

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, preferably at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon brewed coffee (or liqueur of choice), optional
10 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or finely shredded coconut, for coating

In a large bowl, stir the cream cheese well until fluffy. Stir in the vanilla extract and coffee or liqueur. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and slowly add it to the cream cheese while stirring. Continue stirring until the white from the cheese is no longer visible and the mixture is uniformly brown.

Refrigerate for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Using a teaspoon, scoop out the chocolate and shape it into 1-inch balls.

Place the cocoa powder or shredded coconut in a shallow dish and roll the truffles in the coating.

Bon Appétit!

Note: Refrigerate leftovers. Allow them to warm up and soften a bit at room temperature before serving them.

 

33 Responses to “Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles”

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    Naomi Devlin — 02/21/2011 @ 3:50 pm

    They look delicious! Such a simple recipe – I bet you could make these in no time if you had a chocolate truffle craving?

    Thanks for taking part.

    x x x

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    lacaffettierarosa — 02/21/2011 @ 4:43 pm

    This low-fat version looks so tempting..

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    Fresh Local and Best — 02/21/2011 @ 4:45 pm

    These chocolate truffles are in such perfect round pieces! I love those bite marks!

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    La Table De Nana — 02/21/2011 @ 5:11 pm

    They look wonderful Nisrine..great photos also..regardless of whose hands:)

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    lisa is cooking — 02/21/2011 @ 7:19 pm

    The coffee and cream cheese in them sound delicious. And, I'd love to win the lottery!

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    Angie's Recipes — 02/21/2011 @ 8:06 pm

    I don't need many reasons to make those! I just need one: they look so tempting, and I love them…ok, that's two reasons.

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    oneordinaryday — 02/21/2011 @ 9:02 pm

    Oh, these look wonderfully delicious. I love all your reasons for eating truffles! :)

    Hey, did you ever see the Seinfeld episode where Jerry dated someone with "man hands?" So funny – that's what you reminded me of with your comment about those not being your hands. haha

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    Eliana — 02/21/2011 @ 10:42 pm

    These look sinfully sinfully delicious. I love them and wish I had a couple to nibble on right now.

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    Catherine — 02/22/2011 @ 12:54 am

    You have a beautiful blog…these truffles look wonderful..Blessings, Catherine

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    Jennifer (Delicieux) — 02/22/2011 @ 1:10 am

    I've never tried cream cheese truffles, but these look absolutely delicious! Yummy!

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    Jennifurla — 02/22/2011 @ 1:18 am

    One of my favorite things to have in my refrigerator for late night cravings, love it – they help my mood

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    Reeni — 02/22/2011 @ 2:24 am

    How heavenly! Love the idea of cream cheese in them!

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    Cara — 02/22/2011 @ 2:50 am

    I love #3 and 4, I'll always take more reasons to enjoy chocolate :)

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    Dana — 02/22/2011 @ 3:33 am

    I particularly like reason #3

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — 02/22/2011 @ 4:53 am

    Oh please tell me #3 and 4 are true, not that that would prevent me from eating these anyhow! Chocolate does make everything better :-)

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    peachkins — 02/22/2011 @ 11:14 am

    bookmarked this nisrine!

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    Mo Pie, Please — 02/22/2011 @ 6:59 pm

    Yummmmm! I bet these are absolutely delicious. And I love your reasons for eating chocolate.

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    Simply Life — 02/22/2011 @ 10:58 pm

    oh those are just dreamy!

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    Sanura @ MyLifeRunsOnFood.com — 02/23/2011 @ 3:32 am

    Oh-Oh… this looks like a simple recipe that will cure a future intense chocolate craving in one bite.

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — 02/23/2011 @ 3:55 am

    Thank you for reminding me that I have cream cheese in my fridge and chocolate in the cabinet and that I don;t need an excuse to make truffles! Yours look lovely.

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    A Canadian Foodie — 02/23/2011 @ 4:32 am

    3. Chocolate gives you sexier legs????? I don't think so…… but, I love the idea. I have a very similar recipe that I chop marachino cherries into. But, then I haven't made it for years. However, I could use some sexy legs…
    :)
    valerie

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    Diana Mieczan — 02/23/2011 @ 6:01 pm

    OMG it looks so delicious. I will try them for sure. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Your blog is beautiful as well:) Kisses and enjoy your day

    Ps: I’m hosting a stunning Ruche GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in :)

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    Melody Fury - GourmetFury.com — 02/23/2011 @ 6:10 pm

    I can't wait to make these as gifts! Lovely photos and post.

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    Lucy — 02/23/2011 @ 6:56 pm

    I haven't made truffles with cream cheese before but I love the idea. These look divine!

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    Brandi {not your average ordinary} — 02/23/2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Okay, I'm seriously upset I can't reach through the computer screen and grab one of these to try right now. I will definitely by trying this recipe this weekend. And if people are nice, I just might share (let's face it — I always share).

    LOVE your blog. So glad you stopped by mine! (I actually have a food one too.)

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    Sweet Artichoke — 02/24/2011 @ 8:46 am

    It is such a great idea to prepare truffles with low-fat cream cheese! They look delicious and for sure, they are guilt-free!LOL!

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    Magic of Spice — 02/25/2011 @ 9:27 pm

    I love this recipe! These look so decedent and are always a favorite.

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    Patricia Scarpin — 03/01/2011 @ 2:53 pm

    Wow, these are amazing! I have never heard of cream cheese truffles and now I want these really bad. :)

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    virginie — 03/03/2011 @ 9:46 am

    I like to say je t'aime with homemade chocolates !!!

    have a nice day

    virginie

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    The Healthy Apple — 03/07/2011 @ 1:52 am

    Beautiful recipe and lovely photos; such a perfect gluten-free recipe that I'll surely use for desserts when having company over. These look incredibly succulent and delicious…I want a bite right now, hehe.
    Great job!

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    Indie.Tea — 03/16/2011 @ 7:57 am

    Yum! Those sound delicious. And the photographs are gorgeous.

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    belle (tinkeringinthekitchen) — 12/04/2011 @ 11:00 am

    these look amazing!!

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    Holly — 03/07/2013 @ 12:41 pm

    I found this from pinterest – and we made them yesterday. I’m already hatching plans on how to change these up a bit (coconut, almond butter… the list goes on). They are soooo good!

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