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Chocolate Truffles - Light

Published in Recipes, Desserts Author: CentraCare

Recipe from


  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons baking cocoa, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups plus
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar, divided


  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Set aside
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa and melted chocolate. Gradually beat in 1-1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar. Lightly coat hands with confectioners’ sugar. Batter will be sticky. Roll chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll in remaining cocoa or confectioners’ sugar.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Yield: Approximately 1-1/2 dozen (1 serving = 1 truffle)

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 62
  • Fat: 2 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 1 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 24 mg
  • Carbs: 11 g.
  • Fiber: trace
  • Protein: 1 g.