No bake black cherry chocolate covered Cheesecake truffles
For the Cheesecake Filling:
- 8 oz (226g) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup finely crushed graham crackers or digestive biscuits
- 1/4 cup black cherry preserves or pie filling
For the Chocolate Coating:
- 8 oz (226g) semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening (optional, for smoother coating)
- Additional crushed graham crackers or sprinkles for decoration (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
- Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the cream cheese and continue to mix until well combined.
- Gently fold in the finely crushed graham crackers and black cherry preserves until the mixture is evenly incorporated.
- Place the mixture in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up slightly.
- Once the mixture is firm enough to handle, scoop small portions and roll them into bite-sized balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to chill the cheesecake balls.
- While the cheesecake balls are chilling, prepare the chocolate coating. In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt the chopped chocolate and coconut oil (if using), stirring until smooth.
- Remove the cheesecake balls from the freezer. Using a fork, dip each ball into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off.
- Place the chocolate-coated truffles back on the parchment-lined baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle some crushed graham crackers or sprinkles on top for decoration before the chocolate sets.
- Once all the truffles are coated, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set completely. This usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour.
- Once the chocolate is fully set, your Black Cherry Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Truffles are ready to be enjoyed!
- Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be kept for several days.
Note: Feel free to adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less powdered sugar and adjusting the amount of black cherry preserves based on your preference. You can also customize the decoration by using different types of sprinkles or coatings.
Nutritional Information (per truffle):
- Calories: Approximately 100-120 kcal
- Protein: Around 1-2g
- Carbohydrates: Around 9-10g
- Fat: Around 7-8g
- Saturated Fat: Around 4-5g
- Fiber: Around 1g
- Sugar: Around 7-8g