yummy chocolate cream cheese balls

After I just finished taking my pictures, my son was already here. And picked one ball, giving me a thumbs up. My 14-year old is the biggest fan in the family of these yummy home made chocolate balls, he is into chocolate, into coconut, and all things sweet. So am I, and that’s why finding delicious sugar-free treats is paramount for me on low carb. So here we go, with a delicious fresh plate of these chocolatey balls, paired with fresh strawberries. Yum!

Moreover, these little guys are actually pretty healthy, as they contain both almonds and cream cheese which provide a dose of calcium, and cocoa is considered by many as a superfood. Equally super is that they are very easy to make in under 30 minutes!

chocolate balls covered with coconut flakes in a glass jar, with a small cup of coffee

How to make chocolate cream cheese balls

Just pull a bowl out, and mix the dry ingredients together until blended well. Then add the spoonfuls of liquid coconut oil and cream cheese. If your coconut oil is solid, quickly warm it up until it melts – it should not be warmer than necessary. Soft cream cheese is better than a more solid versions as it is easier to knead. What else? Knead with your hands until you have soft smooth dough.

rolling a chocolate creem cheese ball in desiccated coconut on a bamboo board

To roll out the balls, you ideally prepare a board with desiccated coconut before kneading your dough – so you can go right from kneading to rolling without having to wash your hands in between to set everything up. The coconut flakes will stick nicely to the balls so this step is done quickly and without much effort as well. This is usually the moment I would like to eat the first truffles. But!

chocolate cream cheese balls just rolled in coconut flakes on a bamboo board

Once they are covered with coconut, better put your low carb chocolate balls into a flat glass jar and refrigerate them first. That will solidify the balls which are quite warm and soft after the kneading and rolling. The coconut oil will harden again. It will be a cleaner affair to serve and eat them.

chocolate cream cheese balls in a glass jar, with one on the wooden table with a small fork

You can pull them out of the fridge before serving so they have room temperature when you serve them. Serving them with berries is a gorgeous treat for your afternoon coffee or tea.

This recipe yields 25-30 balls if you make them in what I call two bite size: Smaller than table tennis balls but bigger than glass marbles. For me it yielded 27 just now. If you prefer really small one-bite size truffles, that’s fine too as there is no baking time to adjust for smaller size. You’ll just end up with more pieces.

a chocolate ball on a fork, in front of a ball of more chocolate truffles and strawberries, served on a red table

If you like these balls, maybe you would would like to try making these chocolate avocado truffles or my carrot coconut balls. They are all great treats or small desserts, and all perfectly low carb. Enjoy!

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chocolate coconut balls served with strawberries in a wooden bowl, placed on a red table

yummy chocolate cream cheese balls


  • Author: Christiane
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2530 balls 1x

Description

Delicious chocolate cream cheese balls! Enjoy these no-bake low carb truffles made with cocoa, ground almonds and cream cheese, and covered with coconut flakes. Best served with fresh strawberries!


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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups ground almonds

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp coconut sugar

2 tbsp erythritol

5 tbsp liquid coconut oil

5 heaped tbsp soft plain cream cheese


Instructions

  1. If your coconut oil is solid, warm it a little bit until it becomes liquid. It should not be hot.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients (almonds, cocoa, coconut sugar and erythritol) in a large bowl and make sure everything is blended well.
  3. Prepare a board for rolling the balls with a small pile of desiccated coconut.
  4. Add cream cheese and coconut oil to the bowl and knead everything into a soft dark brown dough.
  5. Pull out small bunches from the dough and roll them into balls somewhat smaller than table tennis balls. I call that size two-bite size. Roll each ball through the coconut until covered with it.
  6. Put your truffles into a flat glass jar and refrigerate before serving. That will solidify the balls which are quite warm and soft after the kneading and rolling. The coconut oil will harden again, so the balls will be easier to eat.

Notes

Nutrition information is for one ball, assuming you have a yield of 27 balls.

  • Category: sweets and desserts
  • Method: mix and roll
  • Cuisine: European

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 63
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.1g net carbs
  • Protein: 1.6g

Keywords: Chocolate almond cream cheese balls

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