Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles Recipe

This Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles Recipe is so easy to make and it makes the perfect decadent sweet bite for any special occasion.

A simple but decadent Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles recipe that are perfect for any special occasion especially the holidays.

During the holidays I always enjoy pulling out our family cookbook to search for goodies to share during parties and gatherings. Usually I’m looking for the recipes we’ve enjoyed regularly throughout the years, but every once and a while it’s fun to make a treat not on our regular list of goodies, like these Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles.

These truffles are so simple to make. And tasty? Oh yes. Yes indeed!

A basic combination of cream cheese, powdered sugar, melted chocolate, and vanilla are formed into balls, then rolled in chopped toasted pecans, other nuts, cocoa powder, shredded coconut or other coatings. By far our favorite coating was the toasted pecans. Aren’t slightly salty, toasted pecans just wonderful? It’s hard to beat their flavor. I supposed I could say that about any toasted nut. Anyway, try a toasted nut with these. Pistachios would be delicious too!

A simple but decadent Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles recipe that are perfect for any special occasion especially the holidays.

Making the balls is a tad time consuming, but working with as a team would make for quick work and fun too! So set up an assembly line and find a helper if you can.

A simple but decadent Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles recipe that are perfect for any special occasion especially the holidays.

For the coconut, I used regular sweetened flaked coconut, but next time, I’ll toast the coconut too. A combination of toasted pecans and toasted coconut would be delicious. Now we’re talking!

These decadent little Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles can be made days ahead (not that they will last that long), and kept covered and refrigerated. Regardless, since these truffles are made with cream cheese, they will need to be kept covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.

More chocolate treats perfect for parties:

A simple but decadent Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles recipe that are perfect for any special occasion especially the holidays.

Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles Recipe

Decadent truffles that are easy to make right at home with a few simple ingredients. Perfect for parties!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, melted (I used 70% cacao)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional coatings for truffles:

  • toasted pecans, chopped (or other nuts)
  • flaked coconut (try it toasted)
  • cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Using a mixer, slowly add powdered sugar to cream cheese mixing well after each addition.
  2. Add melted chocolate and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and chill mixture in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls. Return to refrigerator to chill more if mixture gets too soft to form balls.
  5. Roll in coatings.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Adapted from Chocolate Almond Truffle recipe from Hearts Go Home for the Holidays by Carole Radford.

Originally published December 1, 2011.