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Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles 

 Creamy white chocolate strawberry cheesecake dipped and coated in milk chocolate make for the perfect spring truffle.

 Truffles are one of my favorite chocolate and candy desserts to make.  They are so easy to make and are the perfect bite size dessert to enjoy.  If you have never made a truffle before, this is the recipe for you.  If you love cheesecake you will love Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles.

Easter will be here in a few short weeks and it’s a perfect time to make homemade candy for the family and especially the kids.  Making truffles couldn’t get any easier with this simple recipe.  This is a great no-bake dessert to get the kids involved with!

This stylish dessert is great to serve while entertaining and guests will love it.  I almost always have homemade truffles out on the table for Easter around my house.  It’s so much better than all that artificial candy that I used to get in my Easter Basket as a kid.

Strawberry Cheesecake Truffle Recipe

 No-bake cheesecake truffles dipped in milk chocolate is the ultimate chocolate lover’s dream dessert.  This is the stuff dreams are made of!  Can anything get any better than this?

To make these truffles, start by combining softened cream cheese, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl fit with a mixer.  Allow the truffle dough to be mixed until everything is incorporated.  Chop the strawberries and white chocolate finely then add it to the bowl and fold in until incorporated.  Doesn’t it smell delicious?

The most important part of making truffles is to have truffle dough that is hard enough and non sticky to be dipped in melted chocolate.  I’ve had truffle dough stick to dipping tools and it isn’t fun popping all those undipped truffle balls back into the mixer and adding more sugar powder/flour until they firm.  Place cheesecake truffle dough in refrigerator until firm or overnight.

Roll 1 inch truffle balls between the hands to smooth out and place back in the refrigerator until firm.  Melt chocolate according to directions and stir until silky and smooth.  Using a 2 prong dipping tool, place ball in the prong and dip in melted chocolate, making sure to cover the enough piece.  Gently shake off any of the excess chocolate before returning to the baking sheet.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

 To make these truffles, you will need:

Cheesecake recipe, see below

White Chocolate Bada Bing Bada Boom Dipping and Coating Formula

White Chocolate Bada Bing Bada Boom Dipping and Coating Formula from Chocoley, click here 

Milk Chocolate Bada Bing Bada Boom Dipping and Coating Formula

Milk Chocolate Bada Bing Bada Boom Dipping and Coating Formula from Chocoley, click here

Dipping Tools chocoley

5 Piece Dipping and Coating Tools from Chocoley, click here

Strawberry Cheesecake Truffle

 

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Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

Strawberry cheesecake with graham cracker crumbs, chopped white chocolate and strawberries coated in milk chocolate.
Course Dessert
Servings 12 -15
Author Jessica Knott

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese , slightly softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons strawberries , finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate , finely chopped ( I used Chocoley)
  • For the Topping
  • 16 ounces milk chocolate ( I used Chocoley)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl fit with a mixer, combine cream cheese, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and vanilla extract then mix until smooth. Fold in chopped white chocolate and chopped strawberries.
  2. Place in refrigerator until dough is firm and no longer sticky. Once cool, roll about 1 inch balls of cheesecake and place back in the refrigerator until hard again. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. This will prevent the dipped chocolate truffles from sticking to the surface. Within a minute, the truffle should harden and release, making it easier to move around on the paper.
  3. Melt milk chocolate in a microwave safe dish. For this step, I used a glass measuring glass and placed it in the microwave for about 3 minutes on power level 4! Stir chocolate until smooth. Next, using a 2 Prong Fork Dipping Tool from Chocoley, place cold cheesecake ball slightly on the tip of the prong and dip into the melted chocolate, twirling it to make sure it's covered. Pull out and allow to drip. Using a small spatula, twirl the chocolate and using the tip of the spatula to go around the truffle at the bottom, removing excess chocolate then carefully place on parchment paper. Refrigerate truffles to harden.

 

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    Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas
    03/31/2015 at 4:52 am

    Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday. I can imagine these taste of summer time, they look wonderful. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!

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    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    04/01/2015 at 2:08 pm

    These look and sound delish. I am gluten free and wondering if I could omit the graham crackers, are they for flavor only or do they help keep the form? Thanks, they look so good I want one now!

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      Jessica Knott
      04/02/2015 at 12:50 pm

      Hi Nikki, the graham cracker kind of absorb some of the moisture. However, you might be able to finely ground nuts and substitute it with that! Let me know how it goes!

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      Shannon sanders
      05/28/2016 at 8:45 am

      Hi!! I was wondering if you tried anything to substitute the graham crackers? My son has celiac and I’m dying to try these. Thanks!

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        Jessica Knott
        06/01/2016 at 3:01 pm

        Hi Shannon, you could probably substitute any gluten free sweet cracker or shortbread cookie.

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    Ashley
    04/01/2015 at 9:56 pm

    Hello! Stopping by from the Creative Ways link party. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Pinned!

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    Aspen Jay
    04/02/2015 at 8:49 pm

    You had me at strawberry cheesecake!!! These look amazing! Definitely pinning it. And Jessica where did you get the cute little stand that you are displaying your chocolate on? Adorable!

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      Jessica Knott
      04/02/2015 at 10:49 pm

      Pier One Import, it’s the cutest thing ever!

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    Vashti Quiroz-Vega
    04/03/2015 at 2:06 pm

    Hello! Those truffles look scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe. Pinning! 😀

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    Thao @ In Good Flavor
    04/05/2015 at 7:54 pm

    These are such cute, tasty little treats!

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    Miz Helen
    04/06/2015 at 4:10 pm

    Your Truffles look amazing, a great presentation! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Marcia
    10/16/2016 at 2:37 pm

    How long can they last in the fridge. Looking to make them ahead a few days would that be ok.?

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      Jessica Knott
      10/28/2016 at 2:15 pm

      A day in advance would be okay for a presentable dessert.

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