Here is a fabulous treat for any special occasion when chocolate abounds! No need to forego chocolate.  These will keep you on track and not feeling deprived.  They are a wonderful treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.


These can also make a pretty gift for someone when packaged nicely.


Every country has their own version of fudge or chocolate balls.  Some countries like Sweden use oats and butter in theirs; others have a more basic recipe using cocoa instead of solid chocolate.  The Swedish chocolate balls are not smooth.  Mine are smooth, but do have some texture thanks to the almond flour mostly, as well as the raspberry preserves.


These raspberry fudge balls are great for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas or anytime really!  Who needs an excuse to enjoy chocolate!  These have a rich, deep chocolate flavor with a hint of raspberry flavor thrown in.  The almond flour could be enhanced with almond extract instead of vanilla extract. 

I have two methods for melting chocolate chips.  At my primary home, I have a double boiler but at our beach home, I do not.  So at the beach home, I typically melt my chocolate in a nonstick pot over very low heat, while stirring constantly, to prevent the chocolate from burning.  One cannot leave it alone.  Fortunately, the melting of the chocolate goes quite quickly.  Some people melt chocolate in the microwave oven - do it in no more than 30 second increments.

Fudge balls are usually made for special occasions such as Valentine's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, someone's birthday, a party, etc.  However, it can also be a special treat to take to a friend's house or to have available when a friend comes over for tea or coffee.

I can imagine using whey protein powder, either vanilla or chocolate flavor instead of almond flour will result in smoother chocolate balls, and also chewier chocolate fudge balls.

I keep these in the refrigerator, but you can freeze these for longer storage.  I love that they are already in cute little portions.  They are so satisfying and tend to zoom one, so you will get all kinds of work done - or perhaps your husband will.  Remember that ladies!

Some other recipes you may enjoy: 

Chocolate Toasted Walnut Fudge

Homemade Reese's Bars

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Crunch Balls

Chocolate Jumble Clusters

Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Chocolate




8 oz cream cheese, softened (250 g)

1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (250 mL)

Liquid sweetener to equal 1/2 cup sugar (125 mL)

3/4 cup almond flour (60 mL)

1/4 cup sugarless raspberry preserves (60 mL)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract (1 mL)


Chopped nuts

Finely desiccated, unsweetened coconut



In food processor, process cream cheese until smooth.  In double boiler or in nonstick pot over low heat melt chocolate.  If using a pot on the stove, stir constantly until melted.  Add melted chocolate to cream cheese along with liquid sweetener, almond flour, sugarless raspberry preserves and vanilla extract.  Process until smooth.  Scoop into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Chill several hours or overnight.


Using 1 tablespoonfuls (15 mL) of the chocolate form 30 balls and roll in the suggested toppings.  Have the toppings in 3 bowls and roll the balls in them, as you desire.

Yield:  30 Fudge Balls

1 Fudge Ball

55.1 calories

1.5 g protein

4.5 g fat

0.3 g fiber

0.9 g net carbs 

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