Recently, when I went to make a recipe using Chocolate Cream Cheese, I realized that I had forgotten to buy it. And since I couldn’t go back to the grocery store, I decided to make my own.
This Chocolate Cream Cheese recipe has only 3 ingredients and is quick and easy! And my philosophy is that taking anything and making a chocolate version out of it is just a really good thing to do. And it's Weight Watchers friendly @ 2 WW points (per tbsp). It makes a great breakfast or snack spread!
If you can't find the Philadelphia chocolate cream cheese spread or don't want to run out to the grocery store to buy it, this chocolate flavored cream cheese spread is an excellent substitute!
My 3 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Yogurt (shown below) is another great example of making something even better by adding chocolate. You can't even buy chocolate yogurt in any grocery stores where I live!
When I was looking for chocolate cream cheese recipes, they all had chocolate chips or powdered sugar and that's not what I wanted. I didn't want powdered sugar because it tastes too much like frosting. And I wanted something that used cocoa because it's easier and I didn't have to fuss around with melting chocolate chips.
💭Ways to use chocolate cream cheese spread
Not only is chocolate cream cheese great in other recipes, like my Gingerbread Fruit and Nut Cookie Wreath and Carrot Cake Dessert Pizza (shown) it makes a really great snack on its own~! You can also use it as a dessert dip with fresh fruit!
You can use this as you would a chocolate spread on toast, bagels, rice cakes, pancakes, French toast, graham crackers, fruit, and whatever else you like to put chocolate spread on!
- Cream cheese * I use low-fat
- Unsweetened Cocoa powder
*See recipe card for quantities
📖Substitutions & Variations
- Agave: I use agave in this recipe instead of honey; I much prefer the taste. This natural sweetener is valued as a vegan alternative to honey and is touted for its low glycemic index. Although agave packs 20 calories per teaspoon, five more than granulated sugar, like honey, it’s sweeter than sugar, so you need less to achieve the same level of sweetness. You can substitute honey, but you'll need to use about double the amount.
- Cream Cheese: - you can use low-fat, fat-free or full-fat cream cheese.
- Cocoa - you can use any type of unsweetened cocoa powder (I just use the generic brand).
How to make chocolate cream cheese
Mix chocolate and cream cheese (make sure you're using room temperature cream cheese) with agave and that's that!
This Chocolate with Cream Cheese recipe is quick and easy and there’s no fussing with melting chocolate chips. And because it doesn't have any icing sugar in it, you don’t feel like you are eating chocolate frosting!
💭 Top Tip
If it's a little too thick for your liking, you can add a tablespoon of milk to thin it out.
You don't need an electric mixer, just a mixing bowl and mixing spoon for this recipe.
👪 Serving Size
This recipe makes 16 servings (1 tablespoon each). But you can half, double, or triple the recipe by simply clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
Store this chocolate cream cheese in an airtight container in the fridge up to the expiry date on your cream cheese, so be sure to check that. These ingredients do not stand up to freezing.
This recipe is 2 WW points (per tbsp). You can further reduce the WW points by using fat-free cream cheese.
So, if you're looking for a great chocolate spread, then give this Chocolate Cream Cheese a try!
📋 3 Ingredient Chocolate Cream Cheese Recipe
- Mix all ingredients together until combined.