Easy Christmas Truffles (Just 3 Ingredients)

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These Easy Christmas Truffles (just 3-ingredients) are the ultimate sweet and festive treat! With only about 5 minutes of prep time, you can whip up a batch of this delicious bite-sized dessert without ever having to turn on the oven! 

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3 ingredient Christmas truffles on plate

Homemade (3-Ingredient) Christmas Truffles

The holiday season is the perfect time of the year for making all of our favorite Christmas desserts with the kids. But let’s be honest, between all the holiday meals and Christmas parties, quick, no bake desserts, like these Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies can really come in handy!

That’s what you’ll love most about these sweet treats! You just mix together two ingredients, chill, then roll them in Christmas sprinkles or colorful sanding sugar! Easy peasy, right?

Don’t let the simple recipe fool you! These rich and decadent truffles are completely irresistible and guaranteed to be a hit wherever you take them. Whether you make them to give as gifts or just to keep on hand for holiday snacking, you can’t go wrong with these truffles. 

💖 Why We Love This Recipe

  • Great idea for an easy treat the kids can make. Just mix up the dough and let them do the rest!
  • These easy no bake truffles are the perfect Christmas dessert when you’re short on time.
  • They’re a festive treat for Christmas parties, but you can swap out the sprinkles for any occasion.

🛒 What’s Needed To Make This Christmas Truffles Recipe

Ingredients for 3 ingredient truffles
  • White cake mix
  • Cream cheese
  • Sanding sugar

📖How To Make Christmas Truffles

Step 1. You’ll want to heat treat the cake mix before you start, just so it’s safe to eat uncooked. Place it in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between. Continue until it reaches 165 degrees, then set aside.

Step 2. In the large bowl of a stand mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment), mix the room temperature cream cheese until soft and creamy.

Cream cheese in bowl

Step 3. Slowly add the cake mix a little at a time, mixing after each addition, until it’s completely incorporated.

Cake mix and cream cheese in bowl

Step 4. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Step 5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place sprinkles or sanding sugar in a shallow dish or bowl.

Truffle mix scooped

Step 6. Using a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop, scoop the truffle mixture in 1 tablespoon scoops and roll mixture into balls with the palms of your hands.

Step 7. Roll cake balls in red and green sprinkles and place on the lined baking sheet.

Truffle ball rolled in sanding sugar

Step 8. Repeat until all of the cake batter and cream cheese mixture has been rolled into balls and covered with sprinkles.

Step 9. Place back in the fridge for at least an hour or until ready to serve. 

Finished Christmas truffles

Easy Truffle Variations

  • Chocolate Truffle Recipe: If you have a chocolate lover in your life, you can just swap out the white cake mix with chocolate cake mix. These homemade chocolate truffles would be great with a little mocha extract added to them.
  • Candy Cane Truffles: Give your truffles a peppermint twist! Instead of red and green sprinkles, roll them in finely crushed candy canes. You can also add them to the dough with a drop of peppermint extract, then roll them in sprinkles.
  • Chocolate Chips Truffles: The best part about this recipe is there are so many great add-ins. Mini dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips make these creamy truffles even more decadent!
  • Sugar Cookie Truffles: If you love sugar cookies, swap out the cake mix for a package of sugar cookie mix.
  • Nutty Truffles: Add some chopped pecans or walnuts for a nutty twist.
  • Boozy Christmas Chocolate Truffles: You can give these truffles rum ball flavor by adding a couple of teaspoons of rum or your favorite bourbon.
  • Red Velvet Cake Truffles: Red velvet cake is always a hit at any holiday party so why not red velvet truffles! Swap out the white cake mix with red velvet for the perfect dessert that’s festive and super tasty!
3 ingredient truffles from above

How Long Can These Truffles Sit Out?

These truffles can stay out for a couple of hours. However, the cream cheese will begin to soften after awhile and they’ll need to be placed back in the fridge.  

How Do I Store Homemade Truffles?

The cream cheese is dairy based, so you’ll need to store them in the fridge when not serving. The best way to store them is in an airtight container in a single layer. Place a layer of parchment paper between the layers. 

3 Ingredient truffels on small plate and large plate

Other Festive Ways to Decorate No Bake Truffles

We went traditional with red and green for pretty Christmas day colors. But the possibilities are endless with creative ways to decorate these delicious treats for other celebrations. Here are some of our favorites:

  • For anniversary or New Years truffles, use gold and silver jimmies or sanding sugar
  • Cheer for your favorite team on game day with sprinkles representing the team’s colors.
  • If you have serious chocolate fans in your life, skip the sprinkles all together and roll them in cocoa powder. The slightly bitter flavor works great with the sweet cake mix. These would be great for Valentine’s Day.
  • Pastel sprinkles are so pretty for Easter or other springtime celebrations.
  • Give them an extra special touch by drizzling a tiny bit of melted chocolate on the top of each truffle. If you want to try this, keep in mind they truffles are not super thick like baked cake pops so you’ll want to add a fine drizzle. You can use any type of chocolate or candy melts you’d like.

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Easy Christmas Truffles


Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
These easy three ingredient Christmas truffles are the perfect holiday treat for parties, gifting or just snacking!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Heat treat the cake mix before you start, just so it's safe to eat uncooked. Place it in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between. Continue until cake mix reaches 165 degrees, then set aside.
  • In the large bowl of a stand mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment), mix the room temperature cream cheese until soft and creamy.
    8 ounces Cream cheese
  • Slowly add the cake mix a little at a time, mixing after each addition, until it’s completely incorporated.
    1 box White cake mix
  • Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place sprinkles or sanding sugar in a shallow dish or bowl.
    Sanding sugar
  • Using a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop, scoop the truffle mixture in 1 tablespoon scoops and roll mixture into balls with the palms of your hands.
  • Roll cake balls in red and green sprinkles and place on the lined baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all of the cake batter and cream cheese mixture has been rolled into balls and covered with sprinkles.
  • Place back in the fridge for at least an hour or until ready to serve.

Notes

  • These truffles can stay out for a couple of hours. However, the cream cheese will begin to soften after awhile and they’ll need to be placed back in the fridge. 
  • Store in an airtight container in a single layer, placing a sheet of parchment paper between each layer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.3mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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