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These incredibly easy and delicious cream cheese white chocolate truffles are a blissful tranquillity of smooth, creamy, rich, and decadent mix with a crunchy pistachio surprise center. 

No condensed milk, no cooking, and no cream are required to make these delicious cream cheese white chocolate truffles.

cream cheese white chocolate truffles served in a white plate and a female pouring milk in the tea cup in the background

These beautiful melt-in-your-mouth bite-sized truffles have a delicate lemon flavor that elegantly compliments the tartness of cream cheese and the sweetness of white chocolate. The toppings of white chopped chocolate and chopped salted roasted pistachios take these truffles to the next level. 

Making this recipe is a breeze. The only difficult part of this cream cheese white chocolate recipe would be melting chocolate chips. Ingredients in this cream cheese truffle recipe get mixed in a bowl, get chilled, and then rolled into adorable bite-sized truffles. Can it get any easier than that? Effortless recipes are the best. 

half eaten cream cheese white chocolate truffle kept on a white marble background and more cream cheese truffles in a white plate in the background

This recipe is an easy white chocolate truffles recipe made with some basic ingredients. Zero baking is needed to make these homemade no-bake cream cheese white chocolate truffles. This recipe is a great alternative for times when you are craving chocolate truffles, but don’t have the heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk.

Love cream cheese and white chocolate? Then you would definitely love these flavor bursting cream cheese white chocolate truffles. 

I chose the nutty and chocolate topping for these truffles, but there are so many ways to coat them. You can coat them in powdered sugar, or coat them with melted chocolate, or simply with cocoa powder. Options are endless, you can simply decorate them any way you like. They also make a delicious holiday treat that everyone would relish. 

This cream cheese white chocolate truffles recipe makes 14 bite-sized truffles, but this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

So wait no more and make this insanely easy cream cheese white chocolate truffles recipe for yourself or for your friends and family. They will love this. 

What are Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

Cream cheese white chocolate truffle is bite-sized chocolate confectionery made with cream cheese and white chocolate. 

In my recipe, the center of these truffles has roasted salted pistachio that compliments the smooth texture of these truffles when you bite into them. They are generously coated with a mix of white chocolate and pistachios. 

Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles = Cream cheese and white chocolate turned into bite-sized delights to make an ultimate party treat.

cream cheese white chocolate truffles in a white plate

What are the features of Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

This cream cheese white chocolate truffles recipe:

✔ has dominant flavor, and pleasant texture

✔ is super quick, easy, and simple to make

✔ makes rich and creamy homemade truffles

✔ is loaded with so many different textures and flavors 

✔ can be modified with various flavorings and toppings

✔ is no-bake/cook

✔ requires only simple ingredients

✔ makes a perfect homemade gift for the holiday season

✔ is ideal for after a meal or late-night desserts

✔ can easily be customized

What are the ingredients needed for Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

These cream cheese truffles are amazingly delicious and made with simple ingredients that are available in any kitchen. These ingredients are:

  1. Cream Cheese

  2. White Chocolate (couverture + regular)

  3. Lemon Juice

  4. Lemon Zest

  5. Lemon Extract

  6. Salted roasted pistachios

What other toppings can be used in making Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

These cream cheese white chocolate truffles are easy to modify. Thus, they can have many different toppings.

I made these rolls in a mix of chopped roasted salted pistachios and chopped white chocolate. 

But you can also go with any of the toppings below. They all taste fabulous:

Topping idea 1: Roll them with a mix of cocoa powder and powdered sugar.

Topping idea 2: Dip them with melted white or semi-sweet chocolate.

Topping idea 3: Coat them with ground walnuts, ground almonds, or ground pecans. 

Topping idea 4: Roll into powdered sugar.

Topping idea 5: Coat them with chocolate shavings.

Topping idea 6: Coat them with crushed oreo cookies.

Topping idea 7: Roll them in coconut shavings or flakes.

Topping idea 8: Roll truffles in freeze-dried raspberry/strawberry powder.

overhead shot of cream cheese white chocolate truffles in a white plate on a white marble background

How to make Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

To make cream cheese white chocolate truffles, all you need to do is some melting, chopping, mixing, and molding. That’s it.

This is how you can make these easy peasy lemon squeezy cream cheese white chocolate truffles.

Step 1:

Whisk cream cheese. 

Step 2:

Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract. Mix.

Step 3:

Chop couverture (baking/cooking) white chocolate and melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie) or in the microwave.

Step 4:

Add whipped cream cheese mixture to melted chocolate and mix until well combined.

Step 5:

Freeze the mixture until firm. 

Step 6:

Take out the 1-inch mixture, flatten it and then place roasted pistachio and bring the edges to seal. Roll.

Step 7:

Freeze again until the balls are firm.

Step 8:

Chop white chocolate and roasted salted pistachios. Add them both to a bowl and mix.

Step 9:

Roll and press balls in the chocolate pistachio mix and press. Chill.

Step 10:

Melt dark/white chocolate and drizzle truffles with melted chocolate. Chill and enjoy!

For a full list of Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles Recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.

Is cooking needed for making Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

No, this cream cheese white chocolate truffles recipe is no cook. You only need to melt chocolate for this recipe, and that can be done in a bain-marie (double boiler) or a microwave.

How to store Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

Cream cheese white chocolate truffles stay fresh for up to 4 days when stored in the refrigerator in a paper towel-lined airtight container.

a female hand sprinkling chopped white chocolate over cream cheese white chocolate truffles plate

Can you freeze Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

Yes, you can surely do that. Simply transfer chilled truffles to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before serving. 

What are different flavorings for Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

I have flavored these truffles with lemon flavors by adding fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract. But you surely can use any other citrus zest for these truffles. 

For the flavorings, you can really get creative and go ahead with additional flavoring extracts, nuts, or even dried fruits of your choice. You can even add some flavored liquor to these truffles. 

closeup shot of cream cheese white chocolate truffles in a white plate

What are the pro tips and tricks to make the best Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles?

Tip 1. The number of truffles you get from this cream cheese white chocolate recipe will depend on how big or small your truffles are. I’ve made 14 truffles with this recipe. 

Tip 2. If you are planning for gifting This cream cheese white chocolate recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make a bigger batch of homemade truffles.

Tip 3. To make cream cheese oreo truffles, you can add 1/4 cup of crushed Oreos to the cream cheese mix. 

Tip 4. The heat of your hands might make rolling truffles a bit difficult. To prevent the heat of your hands from melting the truffles, you can wear kitchen gloves before rolling truffles.

Tip 5. Make sure to chill the mixture in the freezer until it becomes firm or else it will be very difficult to roll into balls.

Tip 6. For even-sized scooping, use a small ice cream scoop. This way you’ll get similar sized truffles.

Tip 7. When making these truffles in warm/hot weather, then make sure you make truffles in small batches. Or else the mixture would melt too quickly. 

Tip 8. You can also add chopped pistachios/almonds/walnuts and dried cranberries/apricots to the truffles mixture.

Tip 9. Feel free to top these truffles with your favorite toppings.

Tip 10. Make sure to use the freezer safe plate for freezing truffles. Also, cover the plate with cling wrap for easy and mess-free removal.

a female hand grabbing cream cheese white chocolate truffles in a white plate

Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For Making Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until you get a smooth consistency.
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  3. Now, add lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract. Mix until well combined. Keep it aside.
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  5. Now chop 200 grams couverture white chocolate.
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  7. Add chopped white chocolate to a large bowl, and melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie) or the microwave.
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  9. Once melted, remove the bowl from the pot. Set it aside and let it cool until it is at room temperature. It should still be liquid at this point.
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  11. Now add whisked cream cheese mixture to the bowl and mix until well well-combined.
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  13. Cover the bowl with cling the wrap, and freeze for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture is firm enough to scoop. It should be firm but not rock-hard.
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  15. Line a freezer-safe plate with cling wrap or parchment paper.
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  17. Using a candy or small ice cream scoop, portion out mixture into a 1-inch small ball, and flatten it.
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  19. Place 1 pistachio to the center.
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  21. Now bring the sides above the nut to close it and roll it into a ball. Similarly, make all the truffles.
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  23. Place all the truffles to the prepared plate and freeze them for 15 minutes or until firm.
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  25. In a small bowl, add 200 grams of chopped white chocolate and chopped pistachios. Mix well and set aside.
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  27. After that, roll the ball into chocolate pistachio mix by pressing the mixture gently into the truffle.
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  29. Place them onto parchment paper and refrigerate truffles for 10 minutes.
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  31. Now drizzle truffles with melted chocolate and refrigerate for 10 more minutes.
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  33. Serve chilled. Store cream cheese white chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles [Recipe]

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These incredibly easy and delicious cream cheese white chocolate truffles are a blissful tranquillity of smooth, creamy, rich, and decadent mix.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.6 from 10 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
60 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Dessert French 14
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
69 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles:
  • 200 grams couverture white chocolate
  • 200 grams cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Few drops of lemon extract (optional)
  • 14 salted roasted pistachios, shelled (number of pistachios depends on the number of truffles you are making)
  • 3-4 tablespoons melted semi-sweet or white chocolate for drizzle (optional)
For Toppings:
  • 3 tablespoons salted roasted pistachios, shelled and chopped
  • 200 grams white chocolate (regular)

INSTRUCTIONS:

For Making Cream Cheese White Chocolate Truffles:
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until you get a smooth consistency.
  2. Now, add lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract. Mix until well combined. Keep it aside.
  3. Now chop 200 grams couverture white chocolate.
  4. Add chopped white chocolate to a large bowl, and melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie) or the microwave.
  5. Once melted, remove the bowl from the pot. Set it aside and let it cool until it is at room temperature. It should still be liquid at this point.
  6. Now add whisked cream cheese mixture to the bowl and mix until well well-combined.
  7. Cover the bowl with cling the wrap, and freeze for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture is firm enough to scoop. It should be firm but not rock-hard.
  8. Line a freezer-safe plate with cling wrap or parchment paper.
  9. Using a candy or small ice cream scoop, portion out mixture into a 1-inch small ball, and flatten it.
  10. Place 1 pistachio to the center.
  11. Now bring the sides above the nut to close it and roll it into a ball. Similarly, make all the truffles.
  12. Place all the truffles to the prepared plate and freeze them for 15 minutes or until firm.
  13. In a small bowl, add 200 grams of chopped white chocolate and chopped pistachios. Mix well and set aside.
  14. After that, roll the ball into chocolate pistachio mix by pressing the mixture gently into the truffle.
  15. Place them onto parchment paper and refrigerate truffles for 10 minutes.
  16. Now drizzle truffles with melted chocolate and refrigerate for 10 more minutes.
  17. Serve chilled. Store cream cheese white chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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NOTES:

  1. The number of truffles you get from this cream cheese white chocolate recipe will depend on how big or small your truffles are. I've made 14 truffles with this recipe.
  2. If you are planning for gifting this cream cheese white chocolate, then you can easily double or triple it to make a bigger batch of homemade truffles.
  3. To make cream cheese oreo truffles, you can add 1/4 cup of crushed Oreos to the cream cheese mix.
  4. The heat of your hands might make rolling truffles a bit difficult. To prevent the heat of your hands from melting the truffles, you can wear kitchen gloves before rolling truffles.
  5. Make sure to chill the mixture in the freezer until it becomes firm or else it will be very difficult to roll into balls.
  6. For even-sized scooping, use a small ice cream scoop. This way you'll get similar sized truffles.

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