No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles

July 6, 2012

chocolate cheesecake truffles

I’ve made a handful of no bake truffles/cookies in the past and they never disappoint. Between the Oreo Cheesecake Truffles to the infamous Buckeyes, I just love no bakes! Even the Cookie Dough Truffles had me at hello. Well, these Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles put me under the same spell. I HAD to make them. Anything “no bake” and “cheesecake” is a winner to me.

Unfortunately, as easy and good as these were I was slightly disappointed. I felt like they ended up being more or less just scoops of refrigerated chocolate cream cheese frosting. I suppose that was because of all the powdered sugar. But then again, granulated sugar would be just that- too granulated. So the recipe makes sense in that way, but I was still missing any real cheesecake flare from these. Although, if you’ve ever made a no bake cheesecake in any form, you know that the texture is never exactly like that of a baked cheesecake.

chocolate cheesecake truffles

With that said, I will admit that I did think these were delicious. Although they were incredibly sweet and as much as you want to, I don’t think anybody could sit down and eat more than a couple of these at a time. Not like Buckeyes, where the addiction just never seems to end… haha or at least that’s how it is for me : )

I rolled some of these in cocoa powder, but I did as many as I could in finely chopped walnuts. I just love the textural contrast. The nut covered truffles were by far my favorite. And despite the fact that these were so similar to a frosting recipe, I do think this is a great recipe for a warm summer day when you don’t even want to go near the oven! 

chocolate cheesecake truffles

4.7 from 3 reviews
No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles
Serves: 48
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, melted (I used 70% cacao)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Coatings for truffles:
  • toasted pecans, chopped (or other nuts)
  • flaked coconut (try it toasted)
  • cocoa powder
  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. Chill several hours.
  4. Shape into 1" balls.
  5. Roll in coatings.
  6. Chill, covered until ready to serve.


adapted from She Wears Many Hats


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

RecipeNewZ July 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Wonderful recipe! Cheesecake and chocolate is the winning combination, especially in the bite-size truffle format :-). I am definitely trying these! Thank you for sharing!


Medeja July 9, 2012 at 6:03 am

They look very cute! Nice treat for any occassion!


Angie@Angie's Recipes July 9, 2012 at 9:06 am

o my..I love chocolate and cheesecake…and you have just combined them into one single truffle! Gorgeous!


Peter @Feed Your Soul July 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Wanted to let you know that we made this recipe. My daughter saw it on Foodgawker and wanted to give it a try. We credited you as the source and set up a hyperlink to the post. thx. you can see my post at http://chefpeterskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/07/no-bake-cheesecake-truffles.html – aka Feed Your Soul.


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