Tiramisu Ball Cookies (Low Calorie, Low Fat)

Enjoy a bite sized taste of tiramisu with these low calorie and low-fat Tiramisu Ball Cookies. Share some with the ones you love this Valentine’s Day.

Bite Size Tiramisu, Awesome! Tiramisu Ball Cookies Low Calorie, Low Fat Dessert Recipe

 

I am so excited about these little nuggets of deliciousness. Sure I could make a whole tiramisu, but then I would eat the entire dish of it. If I make a bite sized portion, like these Tiramisu Ball Cookies, then I will have one or two. Portion control baby! I know you probably think that I would eat them all, but for some reason I equate one ball with one dish. If I eat one ball, I have eaten the entire cookie. On the other hand eating a scoop does not feel like eating the entire tiramisu. Go figure! I know it is twisted thinking, but bite size desserts work best for me.

 

Looking at my day, I have so many food pitfalls. A healthy breakfast is always easy for me. Lunch is terribly hard. I always want to go out. Then there is the 3pm to 4 pm snack craving, danger, danger! Dinner is almost always healthy. After dinner I would facilitate between wanting salty than sweet than salty again. It would go on and on. Then we all started having a bite sized dessert after dinner. After about a week, I realized I wasn’t constantly looking for salty than sweet food after dinner. I was satisfied with one bite sized treat, because we all had one. Then dessert was over, finished, done! I wasn’t craving more. This has worked for me for a few months now. I cannot tell you how good it feels to be in control of my eating for one more of my “problem” times. I am working on my lunch issues now.

Bite Size Tiramisu, Awesome! Tiramisu Ball Cookies Low Calorie, Low Fat Dessert Recipe

I think it was because we are eating dessert as a family. It has become an event, albeit small. Now it is a ritual. We all have one cookie or a miniature ice cream bite. Instead of the food being in control, I am in control and am teaching my daughter, that one bite is enough. That time just makes me feel loved and every night makes me thankful for my family, and how much I love them. I fill filled with love instead of wanting to feel full from food. I have to say feeling full from love is so much better than feeling full from food.

That makes Tiramisu Ball Cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day. They are the perfect little treat to share with the ones you love.  They are made with love!

Bite Size Tiramisu, Awesome! Tiramisu Ball Cookies Low Calorie, Low Fat Dessert Recipe

 

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No Bake Tiramisu Balls

Tiramisu Ball Cookies (Low Calorie, Low Fat)

Course Cookies, Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 Balls
Calories 39 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 7 oz lady fingers about 24 cookies
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup reduced fat cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp coffee-flavored liquor
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place lady fingers and 3/4 cup sugar in a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
  3. Add the espresso powder and cinnamon Pulse until combined.
  4. Add the cream cheese, liquor and vanilla extract. Process until a round dough forms.
  5. Using a round teaspoon full of dough, roll into balls and place onto the baking sheet. (About 36 balls)

  6. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp. sugar and cocoa powder.
  8. Sift all over the balls.
  9. Place back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  10. Transfer to an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

I calculated one ball is 2 Weight Watcher smart points

Adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine.

Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu Ball Cookies (Low Calorie, Low Fat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Recipe link please.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Anna, Sorry about the technical problems this morning. The recipe is up. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  2. I don't see the recipe, please post.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Anna, Sorry about the technical problems this morning. The recipe is up. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  3. Charlotte Moore says
    Neat idea to put cookie balls in the egg tray. I have several sizes of those. I need to try that when I make cookie dough balls to freeze.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, I never thought to put them in the tray to freeze them though. That is a good idea. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  4. I can't find the recipe for the tiramisu balls...it's not ere that I can see! I even looked on Pinterest! BTW...I love your recipes!! Thank you!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Cheryl, Sorry about the technical problems this morning. The recipe is up. Thanks so much for the kind words. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  5. how do I get the tiramisu ball resipie
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Elenie, Sorry about the technical problems this morning. The recipe is up. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  6. Where is the recipe for the Tiramisu Cookie Balls??
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Judy, Sorry about the technical problems this morning. The recipe is up. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  7. Sound great! But I don't see a recipe?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Ceecee, Sorry about the technical problems this morning. The recipe is up. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  8. YuM
  9. Happy Eating for sure! I can not wait to make these! Love tiramisu!
  10. it sounds like we have very similar pitfalls - lunch and snacking are my biggest failures, but I love these bites, they may actually get me over y need to keep eating after lunch and dinner
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Heather, I think lunch and snack are an issue because I am home alone. That is when I miss working in an office and going out to lunch! Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  11. Portion control? What a laudable goal, but hardly one that I can aspire to on Valentine's Day. Still, these are so cute, I might make them anyway:) Delightful idea and lovely execution.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Laura, Surprisingly, one really did do it for me. I'll take anything that will help me stick to eating less. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  12. These sound fantastic! I can never get enough of coffee. I need to give these adorable little balls of tiramisu a try!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Miranda, The coffee flavor really does shine through from the espresso powder and coffee liquor. These little morsels pack a punch. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  13. sounds like a delicious snack!
  14. These sound so good! I've got to try these cookies with a cup of coffee!
  15. These sound so good!! I love tiramisu!
  16. These are perfectly sized. One bite is all I need for my sweet tooth to be satisfied. Can't wait to try these!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Sandra, These really pack a punch so one will do it. With the calories, you can probably even afford two! Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  17. I love it! Tiramisu is one of my very favorite desserts. I definitely will give these a try. I agree, small bites are easier to deal with, that is how I portion control desserts and snacks like chips. I tend to buy the single serve chips because I can stop when that bag is empty!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Shelby, There is no way I can leave chips in the house! I might have to buy myself a single serving size. These are great because you can have a few! Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  18. You had me at tiramisu Christie - and being lighter - even better! Seriously yummy!
  19. Good idea for some tasty bites while controlling the portions!
  20. Tiramisu happens to be my absolute favorite dessert. I love this lightened up version with built-in portion control! :)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Carrie, These little bites are packed with the flavor of tiramisu. You can even eat a few for not a lot of calories. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  21. In addition to portion control, small food just tastes better too! These are perfect for Valentine's Day, and I agree feeling full from love is so much better than feeling full from food
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Marion, Someday I want to have a mini party, as in mini food only! Just love it. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  22. Yay! You are my hero! You allow me to have Tiramisu without breaking my diet!
  23. I looove your thinking Christie! Bite sized desserts are the way to go! These look so delicious. I would definitely need to put them out of site after my little indulgence!
  24. my husband LOVES tiramisu - and sometimes a small bite is all you need! pinning this to make soon, thank you!
  25. Such a decadent idea! I really haven't ventured into tiramisu, but may need to now!
  26. I am all about portion control when it comes to desserts!
  27. I love tiramisu, and this is a great less-guilty way to enjoy that sweet bite! I also make a tiramisu version that has lemon zest and uses a Vin Santo wine instead of coffee (obviously, an adult version!). I'd be interested to see if I could do the same thing with that flavor profile. Thanks for the idea!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Dee Dee, I love your version of tiramisu. I think it would absolutely work. Lemon zest is easy to add and simply. You might need to reduce the wine so that a tablespoon would be strong enough to flavor the balls. Let me know if it works for you. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie

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