Festive Gingerbread Truffles

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These bite-sized treats are packed with classic gingerbread flavor and coated in creamy almond bark candy. Gingerbread truffles are super easy to make and perfect for gifting or bringing to holiday parties.

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Gingerbread Truffles: A Festive Treat for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again when we gather with loved ones and indulge in all sorts of delicious treats. And what better treat to enjoy during the holiday season than gingerbread truffles?

Gingerbread truffles are the perfect holiday treat for anyone who loves the classic flavor of gingerbread. They are easy to make, budget-friendly, and can be customized in endless ways.

So why not add them to your holiday baking list and enjoy these delicious Gingerbread Truffles during the most wonderful time of the year?

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The Perfect Combination of Gingerbread and Cream Cheese

These gingerbread truffles start off with a simple mixture of crushed gingersnap cookies and softened cream cheese, creating a creamy, slightly spicy filling that perfectly mimics the taste of traditional gingerbread.

Plus, with only two ingredients, it’s a budget-friendly recipe that doesn’t require a lot of time or effort.

Getting Creative with the Coating

While these truffles are delicious on their own, dipping them in melted almond bark candy takes them to another level. Not only does it add a creamy and sweet coating, but it also allows for endless creative possibilities.

Want to make your truffles extra festive? Use red and green chocolate almond bark for a holiday twist. Feel like adding some crunch? Roll the truffles in crushed candy canes before the coating sets.

Why You’ll Love Them

  • Perfect for gifting during the holidays
  • Easy to make and budget-friendly
  • Can be customized with different coatings and toppings
  • Great for parties or as a fun family activity

Ingredients for Gingerbread Truffles

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  • Gingersnap cookies
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla almond bark candy
  • Chocolate almond bark candy
  • Gingerbread man sprinkles (optional)

How to Make Gingerbread Truffles

Begin by adding the gingersnap cookies to a food processor and pulse until they become fine crumbs.

Add the softened cream cheese to the cookie crumbs and pulse until well combined.

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Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and roll the mixture into 1-inch balls, placing them onto the parchment paper.

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Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the truffles to set.

Once the truffle balls are set, melt the vanilla and chocolate almond bark by microwaving in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments or according to your package directions, stirring well.

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Dip each truffle into the melted candy coating using a fork or toothpick and let the excess drip off before placing it back onto the parchment paper.

Before the coating sets, quickly add gingerbread man sprinkles on top for a festive touch.**

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Place the truffles in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the candy coating to fully set.

Enjoy these delicious gingerbread truffles with your loved ones!

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Substitutions and Variations

  • For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free gingersnap cookies.
  • Swap out the cream cheese for coconut cream or dairy-free cream cheese to make these truffles vegan.
  • Use different types of candy coating, such as white chocolate or dark chocolate, for a twist on the classic recipe.
  • Add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice to the cookie mixture for extra flavor.

Tips for Making Perfect Gingerbread Truffles

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when making these delicious treats:

  • Make sure to pulse the gingersnap cookies into fine crumbs to ensure a smooth and even texture in your truffles.
  • Use softened cream cheese for easier mixing. You can leave it out at room temperature for about 30 minutes or microwave it on low power for a few seconds until soft.
  • Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper before rolling out the truffle mixture for easy clean-up. This also prevents sticking and makes it easier to remove the truffles once they are set.
  • Let your truffles chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before coating them in melted candy. This helps them hold their shape and makes them easier to coat.
  • When dipping the truffles, use a fork to gently lift and tap off any excess chocolate before placing them back on the parchment paper. This helps create a smoother coating and prevents excess dripping.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Aside from gingerbread man sprinkles, you can use crushed nuts, cocoa powder, or any other festive decorations to make your truffles stand out.

How to Serve

Gather your loved ones and serve these tasty gingerbread truffles as a festive dessert or snack. We also like to package them in cute holiday boxes or bags along with other treats, such as chocolate nut clusters and Christmas cracker bark, to give as gifts to friends, family, and coworkers.

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How to Store These Gingerbread Truffles

Store: Keep your gingerbread truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Freeze: To freeze, place the truffles in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place them in the freezer until they are solid. Then transfer them to an airtight container or zip-top bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Thaw: When ready to eat, let the truffles thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

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Gingerbread Truffles FAQs

Can I make these truffles in advance?

Yes, you can make the truffle mixture ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until ready to roll into balls. You can also coat them in chocolate and store them in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve. Just note that the texture may change slightly if frozen.

Do I have to use almond bark candy?

No, you can use any type of chocolate or candy coating that you prefer for these truffles.

Can I use other toppings besides gingerbread man sprinkles?

Definitely! Feel free to get creative and use any festive toppings or coatings you like. Some ideas include crushed nuts, shredded coconut, holiday-themed sprinkles, or even a drizzle of caramel or white chocolate on top.

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Overall, these gingerbread truffles are a fun and delicious treat to make during the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a festive dessert to serve at a party or a thoughtful gift for someone special, these truffles are sure to be a hit!

So gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy some tasty and easy-to-make treats that will surely become a staple in your holiday recipe collection.

I hope you enjoy your Festive Gingerbread Truffles. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below!

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Gingerbread Truffles

Prep Time20 minutes
Additional Time:1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Servings24 Truffles
Calories: 273 kcal
These bite-sized treats are packed with classic gingerbread flavor and coated in creamy almond bark candy. Plus, gingerbread truffles are super easy to make and perfect for gifting or bringing to holiday parties.

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups gingersnap cookies
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 12 ounces vanilla almond bark candy
  • 12 ounces chocolate almond bark candy
  • Gingerbread man sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Add the gingersnap cookies to a food processor and pulse to crumbs.
  • Add cream cheese to the cookie crumbs, and pulse until combined.
  • Take a cookie sheet and line with parchment paper.
  • Roll the cookie crumb cream cheese mixture into 1 inch balls, placing them onto the parchment paper.
  • Once all of the mixture is rolled, place the cookie sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Once the truffle balls are set, melt the vanilla and chocolate almond bark by microwaving in a microwave safe bowl on 30 second increments, or according to your package directions, stirring well.
  • Dip the gingerbread balls into the melted candy, letting the excess drip off, and move back to the parchment paper. Quickly add sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
  • Place the candy-coated truffles into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the candy to fully set.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Make sure to pulse the gingersnap cookies into fine crumbs to ensure a smooth and even texture in your truffles.
Use softened cream cheese for easier mixing. You can leave it out at room temperature for about 30 minutes or microwave it on low power for a few seconds until soft.
For easy clean-up, line your cookie sheet with parchment paper before rolling out the truffle mixture. This also prevents sticking and makes it easier to remove the truffles once they are set.
Let your truffles chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before coating them in melted candy. This helps them hold their shape and makes them easier to coat.
When dipping the truffles, use a fork to gently lift and tap off any excess chocolate before placing them back on the parchment paper. This helps create a smoother coating and prevents excess dripping.
Get creative with your toppings! Aside from gingerbread man sprinkles, you can use crushed nuts, cocoa powder, or any other festive decorations to make your truffles stand out.

Nutrition

Calories: 273 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 10 mg | Sodium: 142 mg | Potassium: 78 mg | Fiber: 0.4 g | Sugar: 24 g | Vitamin A: 127 IU | Calcium: 24 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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