Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles
Elizabeth LaBau
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 50 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
47 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 50
Amount per serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 25mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for chocolate cream cheese truffles is made with just a handful of ingredients, but they have a deep, complex flavor thanks to the cream cheese. This is a great alternative if you want to make chocolate truffles, but don't have the heavy cream called for in most recipes.

The recipe here produces plain chocolate truffles, but you can get creative and add additional flavoring extracts, citrus zest, nuts, dried fruit, or coconut to customize your truffles. You can also try dipping them in dark or white chocolate if you would like.


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 14 ounces (about 3 1/2 cups) confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the cocoa powder into a shallow pie pan and set aside.

  3. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and microwave it until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Set the chocolate aside and let it cool until it is at room temperature, but still liquid.

  4. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat the mixture on medium speed for a minute or two, until well-combined.

  5. Stop the mixer and add the melted chocolate, vanilla, and salt. Beat until combined, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  6. Remove the bowl from the mixer, cover it with cling wrap, and refrigerate until the candy is firm enough to scoop, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  7. Once the candy is firm but not rock-hard, scoop it into small 1-inch balls using a teaspoon or candy scoop. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder and place them onto a baking sheet or into an airtight container. Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, and for best taste and texture, serve at room temperature.

  8. Enjoy!


  • For best taste and texture, serve at room temperature.
  • Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.