5 Ingredient Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles
Yup. Only 5!
With cream cheese, REAL strawberries, graham crackers, and a wee bit of confectioners’ sugar. White chocolate’s involved too. Put it all together and cheesecake is now a finger food.
Let’s get up close and personal on those truffles. ↓
Truth: I had a colossal meltdown making these 5 ingredient strawberry cheesecake truffles. When I wrote down the recipe on my to-bake list (which is literally an ongoing note on my iPhone), I kept picturing gorgeous pastel pink inside instead of this putrid brown. There wasn’t really a way to make those glistening pink truffles a reality, especially since I didn’t want to use any artificial strawberry flavoring. Let’s face it. Graham crackers mixed with cream cheese, sugar, and strawberries will be brown… with strawberries.
Brown color aside, I had to share the truffles with you anyway. They taste unbelievable with this incredibly rich creaminess you only get from real cream cheese and is only enhanced with pure white chocolate. It’s all so good!
This is what you’ll do. Grab your mixer or you can use a food processor to mix the cream cheese, graham crackers, and sugar. Let the machine break a sweat! Then gently fold in the itsy bitsy strawberries.
The filling is a little wet from all of the strawberries. Don’t think you did anything wrong after it’s all mixed together because it WILL be sticky and moist. (Sorry.) To make it workable, simply spoon little ball shapes onto a piece of parchment paper. Refrigerate the little shapes until firm. Then you can neatly roll them, like so:
Whenever I dip truffles, I always use this spiral dipping tool. Place the truffle in the white chocolate and lift it out with the dipping tool. Quickly flip it upside down on a lined baking sheet. You can see exactly how I do this in this video (scroll down for video): dark chocolate chocolate rum truffles. Go to the 1 minute mark. That’s how I dip and release truffles. So easy!
For some color, reserve a little melted white chocolate to create a pretty pink drizzle. Stir in a drop of red or pink food coloring (I used deep pink from this set) and use an empty squeeze bottle for neat drizzles. Or use a fork. Or no drizzles at all. They’re great even without the drizzles, promise!
There’s that pretty pink I was after!
They’re so easy. A piece of (cheese)cake.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles
- 1 and 1/2 cups (150g) graham cracker crumbs (about 10 full sheet graham crackers)
- 4 ounces (110g) brick-style cream cheese
- 1/3 cup (40g) confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup (55g) finely diced strawberries1
- 10 ounces (280g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped2
- optional: 1 drop red or pink food coloring
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Using a handheld mixer or a food processor, mix the graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar together. It may not come together at first, but if you keep mixing-- and even use your hands for a minute-- it will all come together to form 1 big clump. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir in the strawberries. The mixture will be wet from the strawberries.
- Drop balls-- about 1.5 - 2 teaspoons of mixture per truffle-- onto the lined baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. During this time, the truffles will "set" making them easier to roll into smooth balls. Roll into smoother balls after they've been refrigerated. Place back into the refrigerator as you melt the chocolate.
- Coat in chocolate: Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave. (Alternatively, you can temper the chocolate.) If using the microwave: place the chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl. I like to use a liquid measuring cup. Its depth makes it easier for dipping. Melt in 15 second increments in the microwave, stirring after each increment until completely melted and smooth.
- Dip each truffle completely into the chocolate using the spiral dipping tool or a fork.When lifting the ball out of the chocolate, remember to tap the dipping tool gently on the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place balls back onto the baking sheet after you dip each one. Stir food coloring into any leftover white chocolate, then drizzle over truffles. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chocolate has completely set before serving.
Make ahead tip: You can prepare the truffles through step 3 and keep in a container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days until ready to coat in chocolate. For storing and freezing, layer truffles in a tupperware between parchment paper and store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Freeze for up to 2 months, then thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
- When you chop up the strawberries, they'll likely be super wet. I like to set the diced strawberries in between two paper towels and slightly press down to squeeze some moisture out. This helps. To make rolling and dipping easier, you don't want super wet strawberries in the truffles.
- Make sure you are using quality, pure white chocolate. Not chocolate chips. You can also use semi-sweet or dark chocolate for dipping!
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