Monday, December 17, 2012

 Golden Christmas Truffles

 Christmas is usually a time when my mom and I make cut out cookies. This is a pretty common tradition but most people actually eat their cookies. We spend a very long time making the icing colors just right. Then decorating them takes such a long time. In the end we are disgusted by the whole process and the pretty cookies sit there long into the new year. Uneaten. My mom gave up on this tradition a few years ago, but I was determined to do as long as I had time.

This year I needed a quick and easy Christmas treat for the people I work with. They are terribly helpful and ask for little in return. The least I could do was make them a delicious dessert for the holidays. These truffles are very simple to make but beyond tasty.

To make these, you will need to gather:
1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 package of golden, cream filled sandwich cookies- mine did have one missing :)
1 20 oz package of vanilla flavored almond bark
Assorted sprinkles

Whip the softened cream cheese until it is light and fluffy. 

For the cookies, crumble them into a food processor and pulse until they are a fine crumb. Think sand at the beach.

If you do not have a food processor, you could easily crush them in a bag with a rolling pin. 

Combine the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well mixed. You can either do this by hand or use and electric mixer.

Roughly chop up the almond bark and microwave for 1 full minute. Stir, stir, stir. Then microwave for 15 second and stir repeatedly just until it is melted.

 Be careful to not to heat it past just melted, it will cease up and it is nearly impossible to get it back to a happy and melty form

  Set up the assembly line...

I used a cookie dough scoop to shape the truffles into balls, but you could just use a spoon.

 If the chocolate starts to cool and get too thick, you can pop it back into the microwave for a few seconds. 

Shape the truffles, roll them in the chocolate and place them on wax paper. Once you get a few finished, sprinkle them with some pretty sprinkles or whatever decoration you wish!

Merry Christmas!


  1. You picked a great treat to make for your friends! I am making the Oreo cookie and Nutter Butter cookie versions of this recipe for my Christmas baskets.

  2. I love the Nutter Butter version, too! I made a small package with your chocolate and peanut clusters to go with these so I figured doing those would be too much peanut butter,if there is such a thing :)