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Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles Recipe for National Truffle Day

These raspberry cheesecake truffles and decadent, pretty to look at and very easy to make. If you are looking for a special dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner for two, look no further. 

The heart sprinkles on these truffles make them festive, because hearts are a symbol of Valentine’s Day. Check out the other Valentine’s Day symbols here.

These truffles are cross between a cheesecake recipe and a candy treat! They are the perfect way to celebrate with your gal pals on Galentine’s Day, too.

Truffles are such a popular dessert that there is even a national day devoted to them. May 2 is celebrated each year as National Truffle Day.

Another day to share these romantic truffles with your special person is on National Spouses Day – January 26.

A text overlay reading "Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles" in between two photos, the top has black and white truffles with heart shaped candies on them on a paper heart and in a heart shaped dish, the photo on the bottom is a dish holding nine of these same truffles.

Truffles are one of the most popular forms of candy, especially around holiday time. There is even a National Candy Day in November!

If the idea of making home made truffles scares, you don’t let it. They really are very easy to make and the ingredients can be switched around to go along with the holiday or season.  

The sky is the limit for flavoring options. For today’s truffles, raspberry jam takes center stage.

These raspberry cheesecake truffles have a lovely creamy center

Whenever I used to buy boxes of chocolates, I would always go looking for the caramel or nut centers, and always shunned the cream centers. 

However, for some reason, when I actually MAKE candy, I seem to prefer the sweet treats with a rich creamy center.  Go figure!!

The creamy center is flavored with cream cheese and raspberry jam. A few drops of red gel food coloring gives me the pretty pink center that I am looking for. I chose pink because it’s one of the three colors of Valentine’s Day.

A progress photo of a cheesecake mixture for raspberry cheesecake truffles in a mixing bowl.

I used both dark and light chocolate to coat these delicious raspberry cheesecake truffles. Melting it in the microwave is a cinch and is gone in just a couple of minutes.

A bit of coconut oil helps the chocolate to melt smoothly.A progress shot of both light and dark chocolate in their own bowls ready to be melted - each also has coconut oil.

I used a combination of pink sugar candy, pink red and white sprinkles and some Wilton heart shaped candies to decorate the top of the truffles.  

Also, a candy dipping tool made easy work of dipping the balls into the melted chocolate. I really love the little wire ladle.

The melted chocolate drips off the finished truffle to make the process a breeze. Small Valentine’s Day cupcake liners make pretty seasonal holders for the raspberry cheesecake truffles.Sprinkles and dipping tools for my raspberry cheesecake truffles on a grey marble board.

Aren’t they pretty cooling on a wire rack?Sixteen raspberry cheesecake truffles cooling on a wire rack, the top eight have a white chocolate exterior and the bottom eight have a dark chocolate exterior.

I love that these pretty sweet treats require no baking. They store well in the fridge in an air tight container.Nine dark and white chocolate raspberry truffles in a porcelain dish with glitter hearts beside them.

The question now is, will it be light chocolate or dark? Perhaps one of each is the answer!Raspberry cheesecake truffles in a heart shaped bowl next to candy heart sprinkles on top of a large red paper heart with two additional truffles on top.

These holiday inspired truffles are both adult and kid approved! For another fun Valentine’s idea to do with the kids, make sure to check out our Valentine’s Day word search and Valentine’s word scramble.
Raspberry cheesecake truffles in a dish and on a red paper heart with heart shaped sprinkles surrounding them.For more Valentine’s Day Sweet treats, be sure to visit my Pinterest Valentine’s Day Board.

Yield: 36 truffles

Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles

Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles

If you are looking for a special dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner for two, look no further.

These Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles and decadent, pretty to look at and very easy to make.

They are cross between a cheesecake recipe and a candy treat!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes


For the filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, slightly softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp raspberry jam
  • a few drops of red gel food coloring
  • For the coatings:
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 8 oz premium white baking chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, divided

For decoration

  • Sprinkles
  • Sugar candy
  • Heart candies


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract.
  2. Mix until smooth. Gently fold in the raspberry jam and a few drops of red food coloring.
  3. Cover and place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill until it is firm enough to scoop and make into ball shapes.
  4. Using a small scoop, drop 1 inch size balls onto a silicone mat on a baking sheet.
  5. Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator or freezer to chill until the dough is very firm.
  6. To coat the truffles, combine 1 tbsp of coconut oil with each type of chocolate in two bowls.
  7. Microwave them each for 1 minute, stir and continue in 20 second increments until the chocolate mixtures have melted.
  8. Dip the balls one at a time in the chocolate, gently shaking off the excess before returning a wire rack lined underneath with parchment paper.
  9. Decorate with the sprinkles and other toppings while the chocolate is still soft.
  10. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 truffle

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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