This Chocolate Cream Cheese Crepe Filling is irresistible (seriously!) and a great way to make crepes extra special. The best part of a crepe is what you put inside! This filling has a delicate chocolate flavour and a slight tang from the cream cheese. It is reminiscent of a light chocolate mousse with a creamier texture.
This filing is naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Although it’s meant for crepes, it would also be excellent on pancakes, with strawberry shortcake, or to top brownies. Only 5 ingredients and it’s quick to whip up!
Several years ago, my dad and sister went on a bike tour to several wineries in Niagara. They came home from their adventure with a few bottles of wine but also with a jar of blueberry wine jam. When they arrived home, it was late in the evening and I was flying out to Manitoba the next day. I was thinking I should probably head off to bed shortly but my sister declared that this blueberry wine jam would be excellent on crepes and we had to make some right now!
She started looking up crepe recipes on her phone and pulling ingredients out of the fridge and away we went! While I flipped crepes, we heard about the wineries they visited and enjoyed one of their bottles of wine. This was the first time I remember having a homemade crepe and in true blue Christy Faber fashion, I was instantly romanced by the idea of crepes in general. I love that you can be inspired by one ingredient and that crepes can act as a vessel for that ingredient!
I love the idea of a crepe potluck-style brunch where the host makes the crepes and the guests contribute their favourite toppings. Imagine a charcuterie-style spread of crepe toppings and fillings. Or allow yourself to be inspired by a certain flavour or fruit and go from there! Here are some ideas.
Crepe Filling Ideas:
- Various berries: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
- Powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
- Peanut butter or other nut butters
- Cooked apple and cinnamon
- Cream Cheese Filling Chocolate Drizzle
- Lemon Curd
Chocolate Cream Cheese Crepe Filling Recipe Notes
The addition of salt in this recipe brings out the natural flavours and allows you to add less sweetener. You really do have to whip the cream in a separate bowl before folding it into the cream cheese mixture. Believe me, I tried just doing it all together in one bowl and it did not work. Luckily, you can learn from my mistake!
When you purchase cream cheese and heavy cream, take a peek at the ingredients. The list should only include simple items like milk or cream. Some brands add in unnecessary stabilizers and preservatives. If you can afford the splurge, there is nothing quite like the taste of organic cream.
You can make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Take the filling out of the fridge half an hour before serving so it will be spreadable.
Your whipping cream will whip up faster when both the cream and the bowl are cold. Try placing your mixing bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes before whipping the cream.
How to Make Chocolate Cream Cheese Crepe Filling
Melt ½ cup of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of heavy cream in a small saucepan on low heat. Once melted, take off the heat and allow the melted chocolate to cool slightly.
Whip one cup of whipping cream to soft peaks. Transfer the whipping cream to another bowl while you mix the remaining ingredients.
Using the same mixing bowl (and no need to clean it out), cream the softened cream cheese together with the maple syrup and salt. Mix in the melted, cooled chocolate.
Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Cream Cheese Crepe Filling
Chocolate Cream Cheese Crepe Filling
- Hand Mixer
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Melt ½ cup of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of heavy cream in a small saucepan on low heat. Once melted, take off the heat and allow the melted chocolate to cool slightly.
- Whip one cup of whipping cream to soft peaks. Transfer the whipping cream to another bowl while you mix the remaining ingredients.
- Using the same mixing bowl (and no need to clean it out), cream the softened cream cheese together with the maple syrup and salt. Mix in the melted, cooled chocolate.
- Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated. Enjoy!