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Cream Cheese Bonbons

These pretty coconut-speckled candies are rolled in grated chocolate, but you could also coat them in finely chopped nuts, chocolate sprinkles or jimmies. Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York substitutes almond extract for the vanilla and chopped toasted almonds for the contest.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, grated


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 73 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • racheldemt
    Dec 15, 2010

    No comment left

  • princess1017
    Mar 13, 2010

    This recipe is so easy to make and so tasty.

  • magnifier
    Jan 7, 2010

    Awesome! the best I ahve ever tasted

  • LadyUne021283
    Dec 20, 2009

    can I just say awesome! Loved it and will make it again.