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Lemon bliss balls on a grey plate with coconut
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Cheesecake Balls

These Cheesecake Balls are sweet, tangy and creamy. They are perfect for after dinner cravings, and with your morning coffee.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezer Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 Bliss Balls
Calories 85kcal
Author Kim

Ingredients

  • 225 grams / 1 cup Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 large lemon (zest and juice)
  • 3 tablespoons Raw honey
  • ¼ cup Almond meal
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut

Other

  • extra shredded coconut for rolling

Instructions

  • Soften Cream Cheese: Chop cream cheese into cubes, cover and leave on bench for 20 minutes to come to room temperature.
  • Add Ingredients to Food Processor: Add cream cheese, almond meal, honey, coconut, tumeric and lemon. Blitz mixture until it resembles thick cheesecake filling
  • Firm up the mixture: Remove the mixture from the food processor and put into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and put into freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Roll into 12 balls: Use a spoon or small ice cream scoop to get out portion sized amounts. Shape into a ball, roll in coconut and repeat until round and smooth. Set aside and repeat until done.
  • Store: place cheesecake balls into an air tight container with lid and refrigerate for 7 days.

Notes

  1. Cream Cheese: Full fat cream cheese works best for this recipe
  2. Pure Honey: This is to sweeten and add flavour. Alternatively you could use pure Male Syrup, or even a sugar free maple syrup like Lakanto Maple Syrup.
  3. Coconut: Make sure to buy desicated caoconut which is the finely shredded coconut which is best for rolling the balls in.
  4. Lemon: This gives the cheesecake balls their tartness (like a real cheesecake) and it makes them come alive. The combination of juice and zest provide a big lemon hit. YOu can leave out the zest if you like but I highly recommend it!
  5. Almond Meal: This provides texture and helps with binding all the other wet ingredients together. Almond meal is finely ground almonds, which you can make yourself in a food processor instead of buying it.
  6. Tumeric: purely for colour and a little bit of earthiness to balance out the sweetness from the honey and tang from the lemon. Not essential, but recommended if you have it on hand.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g