If you enjoy chocolate covered cheesecake bites, you are going to love these Frozen Blackberry Goat Cheese Chocolate Bombs. I love the combination of blackberries and goat cheese. There is something about the slight sweetness of the blackberries and dark chocolate that complements the savory taste of the goat cheese. And best of all, you only need 7 ingredients for these chocolate bombs and they require zero baking, making them the perfect summertime dessert!
As the name suggests, these aren’t exactly cheesecake bites, but rather goat cheese bites, infused with coconut, vanilla, honey and smashed blackberries! And they are frozen, which adds a nice ice cream texture. Nothing says summer like a frozen dessert 🙂 . And to make them a little more decadent, these blackberry goat cheese bombs are dipped in dark chocolate. Yum! While you could argue that the amount of goat cheese and chocolate in this recipe makes these bombs a bit on the indulgent side, they contain mostly clean eating ingredients, so I’m going to say they are Crumb Top Baking approved 😉 .
As the weather has started to heat up in Newfoundland, I’m looking forward to spending a little less time in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, it’s my favorite place to be, but when we only get a few nice days a year, I like to take advantage of them. I can always save my more intense kitchen days for rainy days, which we get plenty of….. year round! But when the sun is shining and the temperature starts to climb, I just want to be outside hiking or bike riding, enjoying some patio beverages, or simply hanging out in our backyard.
With that said, my goal for the summer is to create quick and easy recipes that require limited use of my oven! So there are definitely more frozen desserts in the near future. And, as it’s summer, you can be assured that most of my recipes for the next few months will likely incorporate some sort of fresh fruit. Like these Frozen Blackberry Goat Cheese Chocolate Bombs 🙂 .
These chocolate bombs require a little bit of prep work, but only in terms of chilling and freezing time. The actual time it takes to assemble and dip these bombs in chocolate is minimal. Which frees up your time for more outside activities 😉 ! So whip these up, stick them in the freezer and go out and enjoy summer!
It was a warm day when I shot these photos!Print
These Frozen Blackberry Goat Cheese Chocolate Bombs are like frozen cheesecake bites except they are made with goat cheese instead of cream cheese. They are also infused with coconut, vanilla, honey and smashed blackberries, turning the goat cheese into sweet and savory chocolate bombs! You only need 7 ingredients for this recipe and there is no baking involved! They are perfect to store in your freezer for a quick summertime dessert.
- 300 g package of goat cheese
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup chopped or smashed fresh blackberries
- 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
- Sea salt (optional)
- In a medium sized bowl, add the goat cheese, honey and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat on high for 2 minutes or until well combined. Add the coconut and beat for another 15-20 seconds. Stir in the blackberries. (Do not beat in the blackberries as they will blend too much and the mixture will turn purple).
- Place mixture in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firmed up. (See note below).
- Remove from the refrigerator and roll into balls. Mixture should yield 20-22 balls.
- Place balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until frozen.
- Once the balls are frozen, place a 1/2 cup of the dark chocolate chips and 1 tbsp. of the coconut oil in a small sauce pan and melt on low heat. Remove 1/3 of the blackberry goat cheese balls from the freezer and dip each one in the melted chocolate. (Use a fork and let the excess chocolate drip off). Place each dipped ball back on the baking sheet. Place back in the freezer while you repeat the process two more times. (See note below).
- Once all the balls are dipped in chocolate, let them sit in the freezer until the chocolate has set.
- Store the chocolate bombs in the freezer and remove 5 minutes before ready to serve.
- The blackberry goat cheese mixture will still be a bit soft, so don’t worry about rolling into perfect balls. As they settle on the baking sheet, they will also lose their shape slightly when freezing, so your bombs will not be perfectly round. Don’t sweat it!
- As the weather is warmer, I like to dip the balls in chocolate in three separate batches. This means only removing 1/3 of the blackberry goat cheese balls from the freezer at a time. Also, while dipping the balls, a little bit of the goat cheese mixture may end up in the chocolate, which will cause the chocolate to thicken. By melting the chocolate and dipping the balls in three different batches, the chocolate will remain fresh and smooth.
- If you like the pairing of dark chocolate and sea salt, you can sprinkle a tiny amount of sea salt on top of the chocolate bombs as the chocolate is setting.