Almond milk cream cheese is delicately nutty, with a buttery-rich texture and zero grams of sat fat. Find it at Whole Foods stores nationwide. You can substitute 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, which adds 1.6g sat fat to each serving.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins
Serves 18 (serving size: 2 balls)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth. Freeze 15 minutes.

  • Place nuts and thyme in a food processor; process until finely ground. Place nut mixture in a shallow dish.

  • Divide cheese mixture into 36 equal portions (about 2 teaspoons each), rolling to form 36 balls. Freeze 10 minutes. Gently roll each cheese ball in nut mixture, coating well. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 3g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 136mg; calcium 28mg.