Red Velvet Cookie Dough Truffles
These red velvet cookie dough truffles make an adorable homemade gift! The no-bake recipe is easy & fun, and the little Santa hats are just too cute!
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I’m so excited to share this one with you today!
It was a last-minute idea to post this, but I really think it works to our advantage because that makes them perfect for anyone who is short on time but just needs a fun little project for edible gift-giving 😉
Remember the other day when I was telling you all about my glamorous lifestyle and purchasing flushable wipes et al at Walmart? Well, I also picked up a few other items that day.
Namely, marshmallows, cream cheese, coconut, and chocolate.
Of course. Chocolate is always on the list. They had pretty much all of it in one convenient place. It’s like they know me.
On Sunday afternoon (while the hubs was watching football) I mixed a few simple ingredients into an easy edible (no egg) cookie dough with all the flavors of our favorite red velvet cake. Cocoa powder was there, and so was buttermilk, and cream cheese and butter, all the usual suspects.
After chilling the dough for a bit, my littles and I got our hands into it. They loved smooshing it around and sneaking nibbles here and there. It’s like play-doh to them.
We rolled the balls into a teardrop shape and then topped each one with half a mini-marshmallow. If you cut the marshmallow in half with scissors, it gives you a sticky side that will adhere nicely to the top of the truffle.
Then just chill them in the fridge for a bit, until they’re firm.
To give them some furry trim you just dip their feet in melted white chocolate and then press into the coconut flakes. Tah-dah! Santa hats.
These are so much fun, and they make a really cute homemade gift. You can find tins and boxes (like the one I’m picturing below) all over the place at this time of year and they are perfect for packaging up homemade treats. Add some fun mini-cupcake liners, a bit of ribbon or twine, and a pretty gift tag and you’ve got a truly thoughtful gift that cost next to nothing. Not to mention a fun afternoon of making holiday memories with your loved ones!
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Red Velvet Cookie Dough Truffles
- 1/4 cup (56.75 g) unsalted butter, (4 tablespoons), softened
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) cream cheese, (1/2 a brick), softened
- 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 cups (312.5 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (28.67 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 teaspoons red food coloring, (liquid)
- 2 teaspoons buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup (18.75 g) mini marshmallows
- 3 ounces (85.05 g) white chocolate,, chopped
- 1/2 cup (45 g) sweetened shredded coconut
- Place the butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat until pale and fluffy.
- Add the flour and cocoa, and mix until blended.
- Stir in the red food coloring, buttermilk, and vanilla, and refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour.
- Roll about a tablespoon of dough into a ball and shape into a teardrop. Cut a mini marshmallow in half with scissors, and place the cut end of the marshmallow on the tippy top of the teardrop. Place the cookie dough truffles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate.
- Place the white chocolate in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at 100% power. Stir. Microwave for another 20 seconds, or until just a few lumps remain. Stir the white chocolate until smooth.
- Place the coconut on a small plate. Dip the bottom of each truffle into the melted white chocolate, and then immediately into the coconut. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill until the white chocolate is set.
Cute and delicious!
Thank you so much! So happy you stopped by, Brandie!
These are way too cute 🙂 Who knew marshmallows and coconut could be so versatile!
Thank you Mary Frances! We had so much fun making these 😀
What an adorable idea, Allie! Mmmm I wouldn’t be able to stop at just one those. These little truffles would be gone in no time.
Wishing you and your dear ones a very merry and blessed holiday season.
Thank you so much Tammy, and same to you and yours!
What a fun idea! These are so cute!
Thank you so much Jessica!
These are just way too cute, and red velvet, count me in for a dozen!
Thank you so much Rebecca!
Love these Allie! They are so cute and such a great DIY gift idea… although if I made them, I’d def just eat them all myself #thisiswhyimfat
Oh no! Don’t worry though, I’m in the same boat! I packaged these right up and gave them away as soon as the pics were snapped. I know I would have made a pig out of myself otherwise!
SO cute and fun Allie! My kids would love to make (and eat) these. And I love your “GIF’s” in your posts. I’m hoping in the new year that will be another thing to cross off my to learn/do list 🙂
Lol I think I have a GIF problem. I need a 12-step gif program! Thank you my dear! Let me know if you want me to teach you how to do it, it seriously couldn’t be simpler. It literally takes seconds, once the pics are snapped and edited 😉
These are adorable!! Those little santa hats! I can’t get over it! And red velvet is always a good thing in my book!
Thanks Ashley! Hope you are enjoying the season hon!
Outstanding! So Xmas festive! Good job!
Thank you so much Carol!
Allie, these are SO creative! And too darn cute!
Thank you so much sweetie! I hope you’re enjoying the season. xoxo
These are so cute and perfectly themed to the season!
Aw thank you so much!
These are incredibly adorable Allie! Love the decor and how festive they look!
Thank you so much Jessica!
I’m not the first to say this, but these are incredibly cute! Love that marshmallow topping on here!
Aw, thanks Lisa! Hope you have a fun weekend, girl!
Awww … little cuties!! I would be delighted to receive a box of these for Christmas!
Thank you Helen!
The little truffles are adorably cute! I love how quick and easy they are as well. Great idea, Allie!
Thanks so much love!
These are just adorable!! My kids would have so much fun making them!! 🙂
I know mine loved them! Thanks so much Renee 😉
These are super cute! Such a sweet, creative and delicious idea!
Aw thank you so much Jess!
These are adorable Allie! Pinned.
Enjoy the weekend!
You too Melanie! Thanks and thank you for pinning too 😉
I just can’t get over how cute these are!
Thanks Julianne! 😀