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Hot Cocoa Truffles | Easy 4 Ingredient Recipe | Holiday Recipe

This is a guest post from Sammi of Grounded & Surrounded

Presenting friends and neighbors with Christmas goodie trays is a long-standing family tradition. When I think of Christmas sweets I think of carefully arranged plates and containers full of Molasses Crinkles, fudge, cherry bars, pumpkin bread, and small holiday candies.

But in case you didn’t already guess, baking all of these delicious goodies takes a lot of time! That is where this quick and absolutely delightful hot cocoa flavored Christmas treat comes into play. These fun truffles are made with only 4 ingredients and take very little time to prepare.

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Typically, I use Oreos for these truffles but I wanted to switch it up this year. When I spotted these Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy cookies at my local grocer I knew they were perfect! The sky is the limit though, if your local grocer doesn’t have this variety or you fancy another flavor, you can’t go wrong. I have yet to make a bad truffle. Enjoy sharing these with your loved ones this Christmas!

You'll need Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy cookies, any type of chocolate chip cookies and cream cheese to make these truffles.

Here is what you need:

1 package (9.6oz) Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy cookies
4 oz (half a brick) cream cheese, room temperature
12 oz (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
sprinkles (optional)

Place the entire package of hot cocoa cookies in food processor.

Step 1: Place the entire package of cookies in a food processor.

Process the cookies on high until the mixture resembles course sand.

Step 2: Process the cookies on high until the mixture resembles course sand.

our cookie mixture into a large bowl with 4 oz of room temperature cream cheese.

Step 3: Pour cookie mixture into a large bowl with 4 oz of room temperature cream cheese.

Mix cookies and cream cheese until combined.

Step 4: Mix until combined.

Roll mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat liner.

Step 5: Using a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon take the thick cookie mixture and roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat liner or parchment paper. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Freeze truffles then prepare to dip into melted chocolate mixture.

Step 6: Once the unfinished truffles are frozen, pour your chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals and stir often until all the chocolate chips are just melted. It should take 2 minutes or less. Be watchful as you don’t want your chocolate to burn!

Using a fork, dip each frozen truffle one by one into melted chocolate.

Step 7: Remove truffles from freezer and dip one by one into melted chocolate. Using a fork, set the truffle on the tines to let the chocolate drip off while lightly tapping the side of the bowl with the handle to remove the excess chocolate.

Place finished truffles on the lined cookie sheet and sprinkle immediately with sprinkles or cookie crumbs before they cool.

Step 8: Place finished truffles on the lined cookie sheet and sprinkle immediately with decoration such as sprinkles or cookie crumbs before the chocolate hardens. Store in an air-tight container in your refrigerator for up to a week.

Hot Cocoa Truffles

These fun truffles are made with only 4 ingredients and take very little time to prepare.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Hot Cocoa Truffles
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 20 people
Author Sammi Ricke

Ingredients

  • 1 package 9.6oz Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy cookies
  • 4 oz half a brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 12 oz 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions

  1. Place the entire package of cookies in a food processor.
  2. Process the cookies on high until the mixture resembles course sand.
  3. Pour cookie mixture into a large bowl with 4 oz of room temperature cream cheese.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Using a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon take the thick cookie mixture and roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat liner or parchment paper. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  6. Once the unfinished truffles are frozen, pour your chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals and stir often until all the chocolate chips are just melted. It should take 2 minutes or less. Be watchful as you don't want your chocolate to burn!
  7. Remove truffles from freezer and dip one by one into melted chocolate. Using a fork, set the truffle on the tines to let the chocolate drip off while lightly tapping the side of the bowl with the handle to remove the excess chocolate.
  8. Place finished truffles on the lined cookie sheet and sprinkle immediately with decoration such as sprinkles or cookie crumbs before the chocolate hardens. Store in an air-tight container in your refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

Reheating of the chocolate chips for 20 seconds may be needed halfway through coating your truffles.

Sammi Ricke is a blogger who likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life’s essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi’s Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

Easy four ingredient hot cocoa truffles recipe.

8 Comments

  1. December 7 at 10:08PM

    These look so easy to make but super cute for Holiday treats. I didn’t know Chips Ahoy made a Hot Cocoa cookie, thank you for the post and idea!

    • December 7 at 10:21PM

      Addi, this flavor of Chips Ahoy was new to me too! I am SO glad I gave it a try in these truffles though 🙂 My mom, a chocolate connoisseur (ha!), said they were the best truffles she has ever tasted. I knew then that they were going to become a tried and true holiday recipe. Enjoy these and thanks for taking the time to leave your sweet comment!

  2. December 13 at 01:04PM

    I used to spend way too much time making Christmas goodies, leaving hardly any time to just spend with family. These are a great simple treat to make; I just made them with Oreos the other day. I finally got to try my Wilton dipping scoop and it makes it so easy! I would highly recommend it – I found mine here:
    http://www.joann.com/wilton-candy-melt-dipping-scoop-/13040936.html#prefn1=baking_treat_type&prefn2=brand&prefv1=Candy+Making&prefv2=Wilton&start=1

    • December 14 at 10:30PM

      Thanks for the suggestion! I always love new kitchen gadgets. Merry Christmas!

  3. Anonymous
    November 30 at 08:16AM

    Hi, I was going to make these as a nice treat for the kids for christmas. However I cannot find Hot Cocoa chips ahoy. What would be a good substitute for those? I know they have a choco chunky chocolate chip cookie but thats missing the marshmallows and ya cant, in my opinion, have hot cocoa without marshmallows. But Pillsbury makes a ready to bake hot cocoa cookie thats makes 12 cookies. Would that work? Im not sure how many cookies come in the chips ahoy hot cocoa package though?

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