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 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!
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!
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!