CREAM CHEESE BONBONS

 

  • Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 18 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, grated

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar substitute, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in coconut. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in grated chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

These pretty coconut-speckled candies are rolled in grated chocolate, but you could also coat them in finely chopped nuts or chocolate sprinkles. I sometimes substitute almond extract for the vanilla and coat them in chopped toasted almonds. Indulge without the guilt!

Categories: Christmas  Diabetic  Truffle 

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