by Texas Homesteader~
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It’s been raining & cold for days on end and I’ve spent lots of time in the kitchen making RancherMan’s favorite – bread. But RancherMan’s been in the kitchen too, making MY favorite – no-bake truffles. For Valentine’s day a couple of years ago he made me Mint/Chocolate Truffles but today he’s making Triple-Chocolate Truffles using double-fudge-stuffed chocolate cookies because, well you know, a girl can NEVER have enough chocolate!
So into the kitchen he went, armed with the few very basic ingredients needed to make my favorite special treat: A 15.25-oz package of double-filled fudge cookies, an 8-oz block of cream cheese and a few squares of chocolate almond bark. No really, that’s all it takes. #canyoubelieveit??
He started by placing the cream cheese in the KitchenAid mixer bowl to cream it thoroughly & smoothly. Then he used our Ninja blender to completely pulverize the entire package of cookies.
Now he simply dropped the pulverized cookies into the bowl with the cream cheese and mixed them together until it was all smooth.
When the cookies & the cream cheese were thoroughly blended he set the KitchenAid bowl in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden the mixture somewhat. This made the mixture a little easier to dip. He then used a cookie scoop to measure out approximately one tablespoon of mixture for each truffle.
Firming Up The Truffle Mixture
Then he placed the shaped truffles in the freezer for about thirty minutes, which firmed up the truffles quite nicely. While the truffles were in the freezer he melted 5 squares of almond bark in the microwave. Then he stirred in about 2 tablespoons of butter-flavored shortening to smooth the chocolate beautifully.
After the stint in the freezer he used a toothpick to dip each truffle into the melted chocolate to fully coat it. The dipped truffle was placed on waxed paper, then placed back in the fridge for about 15 minutes to harden the chocolate.
This recipe made 2 dozen chocolate-dipped truffles and they were absolutely DELICIOUS! The truffles he made last year were mint-chocolate because I’m nutty about the combination of mint/chocolate. But I’m guessing you can change up the flavor of your truffles simply by choosing whatever flavor cream-filled sandwich cookies you like.
In the past we reserved some crushed cookie crumbs to sprinkle on top of the finished truffles. Although the presentation was beautiful, I think by not including those reserved cookies in the truffle mixture it made the truffles themselves a little too soft. This time we used the entire package of cookies to form the truffles and I like the texture better this way.
Here’s the recipe we used:
Homemade Triple-Chocolate No-Bake Truffles - makes about 2 dozen
- 1 8-oz package cream cheese
- 1 15.25 oz package Double Fudge-Filled Sandwich Cookies
- 5 squares chocolate almond bark, melted
- 2 Tablespoons Butter-flavored shortening
Soften cream cheese & blend until smooth.
Crush entire package of sandwich cookies and add to the cream cheese in the mixer bowl and blend until thoroughly combined, scraping sides of the bowl often.
Cover the bowl & place in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until firm enough to handle easily.
After bringing the truffle mixture out of the fridge, use a cookie scoop to form truffles into approximately 1-Tablespoon balls.
Place shaped truffles in the freezer for about 30-minutes to firm them up.
In the meantime melt 5 squares of chocolate almond bark and stir in 2 Tablespoons of butter-flavored shortening.
Using a toothpick dip each chilled truffle into the melted chocolate & allow to drain slightly before placing chocolate-covered truffle on wax paper. Place back in refrigerator for about 15 minutes to harden the chocolate coating. Store finished truffles in the refrigerator.
Can be brought to room temperature prior to consumption or enjoy them chilled.
Other Easy Desserts
- Pumpkin Bread (with Cake-Mix Shortcut)
- Depression-Era CRAZY CAKE – No Butter, Eggs or Milk
- Rich, Chocolaty Homemade Brownies
- Chocolate Pudding In A FLASH
- Banana Pudding – A Hug From The South
- Cherry-Pie Tortilla Rolls
- Cantaloupe Bread w/Pecan Praline Glaze
- Easy Blueberry Muffins
- Fresh Pear Cake
- Healthier ‘Ice Cream’ Using Bananas & Fruit
- Easy Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream Cake
- Homemade Honey Graham Crackers
- Cake-Mix Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!
- Double Chocolate Banana Chunk Cookies
- Sugar-Free Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- Triple Chocolate Truffles
- Rich & Creamy Hot Cocoa
- …And MANY MORE!
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