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Guiltless Desserts: Truffle Recipes

By Catherine Santino

Truffles: A Quick And Easy Dessert For A Girl On The Go


Maybe you’re headed to a friend’s dinner party and have been assigned dessert duty. Maybe your parents are visiting and you want to surprise them with treats. Or maybe you just want something sweet to munch on at the end of a long day. Whatever the case, making a delicious dessert doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time or energy. Making your own truffles is a great solution; they are a step above the expected pan of brownies or box of assorted cookies when entertaining guests, and yet are incredibly easy to make. Just grab some melting chocolate from the baking section of the grocery store for coating your truffles and get creative with your filling! Here are some recipes that I’ve found to be easy and delicious...


Nutella Truffles 

1. Oreo


Start by mashing up some oreos in a bix mixing bowl and then stir in cream cheese. Ball up the mixture to whatever size truffle you’d like, and set on wax paper over a baking sheet. Keep these ones refrigerated!



2. Peanut Butter Pretzel


These take a little bit more effort to ball up into the truffles, but they are worth it! Mix together crushed pretzel pieces and peanut butter before coating in chocolate and setting on wax paper. You could substitute almond butter or cashew butter if you’d like, too. 



3. Salted Caramel Brownie


This recipe takes the most time out of the three, but is well worth it in the end. Make brownies from a mix and cut them into very small squares. Press a Rolo candy into each piece, forming the brownie around the candy and into a ball. Dip into the chocolate and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt before it hardens. YUM. And, if you like baking, here is a recipe for making a chocholate cake from scratch.

4. Chocolate Peppermint Brownie


This one is great for the upcoming holidays! Instead of Rolos, mix in crushed candy canes to your brownie squares and roll into balls. You could sprinkle some on top of the truffle as well!


These are just a few of so many possible ways to make this dessert. It doesn’t necessarily even require a special shopping trip-just look around your pantry and find ways to use what you have. Keep a bit of melting chocolate on hand and you can have a fun, delicious and easy dessert ready at a moment’s notice. 

Blueberry cheesecake truffles



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