Funfetti Truffles taste like funfetti cake, but in a bite-sized truffle! With just four ingredients, they're super easy to make and different sprinkles can used to fit the occasion!Jump to Recipe
In a couple weeks, we have plans to take McKinley to Frozen 2 in theaters. Since we hadn't seen the first movie yet, we decided that last weekend was the perfect time to get the house decorated for Christmas and watch Frozen.
I wasn't sure how McKinley would do - if she'd watch the first 30 seconds or actually pay attention longer. Then again, football is the only thing on TV she seems to pay attention to for longer than a minute.
Much to our surprise, she was so intrigued by the movie and really enjoyed it.....most of it. If you've seen the movie, there's a part where Elsa freezes Anna on accident and she's really sad about it. Well McKinley apparently felt bad for Elsa too - the next thing we knew, our little girl was SOBBING. I wasn't sure whether to be sad for her or look at Zach and giggle....either way, it was just adorable.
Long story short, she loved the movie and loves to talk about Elsa and Anna. When I made these truffles today, I was excited to use these light and dark blue jimmies I had found on clearance at the end of the season last year. McKinley took one look at the truffle and said "Elsa?!" 🙂
What different occasions could you make these for?
- Christmas - Use red and green sprinkles or go with the "Frozen" theme and use light and dark blue.
- Football/Basketball Game - Use the colors of your favorite team and bring them to a watch party!
- Graduation Parties - Use your graduating senior's class colors in the truffles and sprinkled on top.
- Valentines Day - Use pink, red and/or purple sprinkles to bring the holiday to life!
What kind of sprinkles should I use funfetti truffles?
Jimmies (the long and skinny sprinkles) are definitely the best option. The reason for this is because they don't seem to bleed into the batter like other sprinkles (like the sanding sugar or nonpareils).
Depending on the occasion, you can use a single color or mix multiple colors together for these funfetti truffles. I got this mix of light and dark blue last year and think it's perfect for the winter months!
How do you dip truffles in chocolate and have them turn out smooth?
I’ve been wondering this for YEARS. And by golly, I sure wish I had a silver bullet answer for ya! But since I don’t, I’ve got a few different tips for you to keep in mind that have helped me improve...
TIP 1: How you melt the chocolate is extremely important. I’ve learned that if you heat it up too quickly, some of the chocolate will burn and although it may not taste any different, it will be much less shiny and smooth. Here are the two fool-proof methods I’ve found.
- Melt the chocolate on the “melt chocolate” setting in the microwave. Be sure to stir every 45 seconds or so.
- Use a double boiler. Simply fill a medium-sized saucepan with an inch(ish) of water and place it over medium heat. Put a glass or metal bowl on top (making sure it isn’t touching the water) and add the chocolate. Stir frequently until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
TIP 2: Don’t melt a ton of chocolate at a time. I like to melt a few squares of almond bark at a time, then add more when needed. I’ve found that when I use a lot, it gets hard by the time I’m done so they don’t look near as pretty toward the end.
TIP 3: Move quickly! Take your time, but be ready to go when the chocolate is melted. No dilly-dallying once the chocolate is ready or it’ll start to firm up.
TIP 4: I like to use a fork to dunk the truffles. I toss the truffle into the chocolate and then use the fork to make sure it’s fully en-robed in chocolate. Then I quickly scoop it out with the fork and tap it so some of the excess chocolate comes off, then carefully dump it onto waxed paper.
TIP 5: Since mine tend to have some imperfections, I’ll either use some colored sprinkles on top (like in these funfetti truffles!) or drizzle white or milk chocolate over-top. (I typically just use the leftover melted chocolate, put it in a resealable baggie, snip one of the corners off and squeeze it over the truffles. Easy peasy!)
And lastly, don’t worry if they don’t look perfect!! They’re still going to taste delicious!
Looking for more holiday goodies?? I’ve got you covered!
Grandma’s Spritz Cookies – These buttery spritz cookies have the most delicious frosting and can be decorated however you’d like!
Cookie Dough Truffles - Cookie Dough Truffles are chocolate chip cookie dough balls dunked in chocolate, making them the best holiday goodies!
Praline Crunch – This sweet and salty caramel mix is the ultimate holiday treat! But consider yourself warned – it’s highly addictive!!
Chocolate Mint Shortbread Cookies – These Mint Chocolate Shortbread Cookies have a soft, buttery shortbread bottom and are topped with smooth white chocolate and crunchy peppermint pieces....yum!!
- 1 - 11 oz box vanilla wafers
- 6 oz cream cheese softened
- ¼ c sprinkles (jimmies work best)
- 12 oz white almond bark
- Place the vanilla wafers into a large plastic baggie and crush them with a rolling pin until you have sand-like pieces.
- Place the crushed vanilla wafers into a mixing bowl and stir in the softened cream cheese, then the sprinkles.
- Roll the mixture into 1" balls and place on waxed paper.
- Melt the coating chocolate (almond bark) in the microwave on a low power setting, stirring often. (If you overheat the chocolate, it won't be as smooth and shiny one it's on the truffles).
- Dip each truffle into the almond bark and return it to the waxed paper. Sprinkle with additional jimmies.
- Once the truffles have a firm chocolate shell, place them in an air-tight container and refrigerate until serving.
Recipe added to the Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday.
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