Delicious Keto Hazelnut Low Carb Cheesecake Bites To Try Right Now!

Food on a plate, with Hazelnut and Cheesecake ballsDelicious Keto Hazelnut Low Carb Cheesecake Bites To Try Right Now!


So I was browsing on Pinterest trying to find some snacky sweet Keto recipes for those times the sweet craving hits and I came across some very tasty chocolate coconut balls. That gave me the idea for these Hazelnut Low Carb Cheesecake Bites.

They fit the high fat, low carb, moderate protein ratio for Keto very nicely and taste amazing!

Be sure to let the cream cheese soften up to save your arm, I was too impatient the first time!

I’m so glad I tried it, this is one of my favorite hazelnut keto friendly recipes! They taste like a delicious keto cheesecake, but they are bite size.

Hazelnut Low Carb Cheesecake Bites 

(Printable recipe card at bottom of this post)

(inspired by The Keto Kitchen)


I’m lucky in that I live in an area where Hazelnut trees are practically a weed! My Dad even has 3 trees in his backyard so I get buckets of hazelnuts every year.

If your supermarket doesn’t have them, the best prices are on Amazon!

Hazelnuts (also called Filberts by the way) are a staple around here because they make such a quick healthy snack. 

Here’s a great article I found about the health benefits of hazelnuts.

The kids like to crack them open so I can usually get them busy on this and keep my supply well stocked. I keep all my open hazelnuts in a bag in the freezer.

They are a great snack for a low carb diet.

Ground hazelnuts can also be used as a crunchy coating for chicken breasts and also you can mix them with butter to make a low carb crust when making a pie or for my recipe for this low carb cheesecake!

Of course my kids just eat them out of the shell like nature’s candy! So they naturally love when I make hazelnut keto desserts like this keto chocolate cheesecake favorite. 

Putting Together your Hazelnut Cheesecake Bites

  • Put out the cream cheese to soften on the counter at room temperature. Once softened, place in a large bowl and add all other ingredients except for the ground hazelnuts.
  • Use a wooden spoon to blend the cream cheese, cocoa powder, So Nourished erythritol and syrup. (NOTE) I find the syrup to be sweet enough so I don’t always add sweetener, but you can after you taste it.
  • Roll the mixture into 16 balls. Dip each ball into the ground hazelnuts or unsweetened coconut.
  • Chill to harden. I keep mine buried in the back of the fridge (so my kids don’t eat them all at once!). Then they are there for me when that emergency craving hits!

Tips for Assembling Your Keto Hazelnut Cheesecake Bites in The Dog Days of Summer 

Update: It’s July and we are in a heat wave. I tried making these tonight and the mixture was too soft to roll into balls! To make them less soft use less syrup (only 1 tbsp) and maybe add some extra sweetener instead.

What I ended up doing (because I had already added too much syrup!) is spreading the cream mixture in a silicone pan and sprinkling the ground hazelnuts on top. Then I placed in the freezer for an hour. Cut into squares. This was quite heavenly actually!

Printable Recipe Card:

Plate of hazelnut cheesecake bites

Keto Hazelnut Low Carb Cheesecake Bites

Yield: 16 balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Delicious Low Carb Keto Sugar free Hazelnut Cheesecake Bites are a super easy treat!



  1. Put out the cream cheese to soften on the counter at room temperature. Once softened, place in a large bowl and add all other ingredients except for the ground hazelnuts.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to blend the cream cheese, cocoa powder, sweetener and syrup.
  3. Roll the mixture into 16 balls. Dip each ball into the ground hazelnuts.
  4. Chill to harden.


You can make the hazelnut fat bombs firmer by adding 1 tbsp coconut flour to the mix. It will absorb any excess moisture especially in warmer weather.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 balls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar.

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65 thoughts on “Delicious Keto Hazelnut Low Carb Cheesecake Bites To Try Right Now!”

    1. haha, I can see why you would want to do that. But since this is a blog with low carb recipes, no to the Nutella! But if you are not low carb, have at it and enjoy! :-)

  1. Debra Arck-Caunt

    Actually, I’m a macadamia nut lover (hazelnuts are good, too), so I was thinking of trying those.

    Whatcha think?

  2. This recipe looks amazing! I would make one suggestion, which would be to leave off the Sugar Free Hazelnut Syrup in favor of using Hazelnut Flavored Stevia Drops. The Sugar Free Syrup is loaded with harmful chemicals, so if you really want to get harmful processed foods out of your diet, then the sugar free syrup has to go too. I know it tastes yummy, but it’s really bad news. The Hazelnut Stevia is delicious and doesn’t harm your body.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I will take a look for that because these days I am really cleaning things up in my eating.

    1. For those who can’t do soy, there’s a trend in Paleo of making cheese substitutes out of cashews. I think I’ve run across recipes for cream cheese made that way.

      You might have a slightly different carb count but it shouldn’t break the bank.

      1. Many years ago I actually did make cheese out of cashews! It was pretty good but I never did it again, just too much work!

  3. Just made these in place of my rraditional rum balls for Christmas! Omitted sweetener and syrup, mixed through some chopped macadamias and vanilla powder and a large splash of brandy, and rolled them in cacao nibs instead of the hazelnuts. Just awesome!

  4. Can I substitute the hazelnuts with other nuts like macadamias or almonds as I’m allergic to hazelnuts and if I can’t find the syrup could I just use the stevia instead?

    1. Oh for sure, these can be totally customized like that! Cream cheese balls can be made a hundred different ways depending on whay you like and what you have on hand.

    1. Yes, I believe it would be the same thing as ground hazelnuts. Might be a little finer, but basically the same. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hmmm, no I’m sorry I don’t have any experience with milk allergies. Maybe someone out there will see this and chime in. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. How are these low carb and moderate protein when the net carbs are equal to the amount of protein? The math doesn’t add up to the claim.

    1. I guess you are technically correct on the wording. The bites themselves are not moderate protein, but these are perfect for keto because they are so high in fat. One of the issues that I have is that I get to the end of the day and I have used up most of my carbs and protein but am way too low on my fat. So these are perfect to get my ratios in line.

      1. That’s exactly how I found your site! I have the same issue. I just Googled for “keto cream cheese recipes” and here I am. Either way, thank you for sharing!

    1. Yes, as long as you used the firm brick type cream cheese and not the spreadable type. And not low fat, of course! I hope they firm up for you!

  6. I would love to see more ketogenic dessert recipes. I often follow a low carb diet. I saw on the navigation that you have a lot of recipes. I hope your weight loss journey has been successful!

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