Raspberry Crèmes
THM:S, low carb, no sugar added, gluten/egg/nut free (does contain coconut oil; see notes section for chocolate brand recommendation)
Serves: 24 candies (2-3 per serving)
Raspberry Filling:
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. reduced-fat cream cheese*
  • 2 T. refined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. raspberry extract (I use Watkins brand)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/32 tsp. (3 doonks) THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1 3.5-oz. bar 85% dark chocolate**
  • ¾ c. refined coconut oil
  • 3½ tsp. THM Gentle Sweet (or more, to taste)
  1. Beat the filling ingredients together until smooth. Put the filling into a sealable plastic bag, seal, and snip a hole in one bottom corner for piping. Set aside.
  2. To make the chocolate coating, melt the chocolate bar, coconut oil, and sweetener together in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds or so to prevent the chocolate from burning. (You could also use a double boiler for this.) Taste and add more sweetener if desired. (I happen to like dark chocolate.)
  3. Fill 24 mini muffin tin holes with liners. Divide half of the chocolate mixture among the liners and freeze to firm. When the chocolate is firm, pipe some raspberry filling into each liner until all the filling is gone. Spoon the rest of the chocolate mixture over the raspberry filling in each liner and freeze. (If you have chocolate left over, just freeze it to eat on its own.) When the crèmes are firm, transfer them to a sealable container and store in the fridge.
*I prefer reduced-fat cream cheese in these crèmes because it's not as stiff, but you can probably use full-fat as well. Soften it before adding the rest of the filling ingredients.
**I used Lindt brand. If you have allergies and can't have the standard grocery store 85% dark chocolate, check out Pascha brand. It's friendly to most allergies.
Want to switch things up? Try using orange or mint/peppermint extract instead of raspberry! (And adjust the color.)
Recipe by Briana Thomas at https://www.briana-thomas.com/raspberry-cremes/