Cheesecake Truffles


Bite-sized cheesecake truffles dipped in chocolate with the flavor of amaretto. They look adorable and taste amazing!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
14 hrs
Total Time:
15 hrs 5 mins
20 truffles


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 12 ounces baking white chocolate (such as Baker's®)

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening, or as needed

  • 1 (3 ounce) package sliced almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan.

  2. Combine cream cheese, sugar, and almond extract in a bowl and whip using an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Pour into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 hour; refrigerate for at least 3 hours more.

  4. Scoop cheesecake into small balls using a melon baller or a tablespoon-sized scoop. Place on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Freeze cheesecake balls, 8 hours to overnight.

  5. Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Stir in shortening until consistency is smooth and easy to work with.

  6. Dip each cheesecake ball into chocolate to coat; replace on the cookie sheet. Garnish with sliced almonds while chocolate is still warm.

  7. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Cook's Notes:

If you don't have a springform pan, it doesn't matter, as the cheesecake doesn't need to be pretty.

You can melt the chocolate using any method that works for you.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
16g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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