Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cake Mix Truffles

These little truffles taste just like funfetti cake dipped in white chocolate! Could it get any better than that! As soon as I saw this recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything, I knew I had to make them immediately. No time for messing around. Reminded me of the sugar cookie truffles I made a few months ago. The people who come up with these concoctions are geniuses! Maybe some day (far in the future) I will be able to dream up a fun and creative recipe rather than follow a recipe word for word like I do now.

They even have the signature sprinkles like funfetti!

1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons sprinkles

truffle coating:
16 ounces almond bark
1 tablespoon shortening
4 tablespoons yellow cake mix
sprinkles, for decorating

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until combined. Add cake mix, flour, and vanilla until mixed thoroughly. Stir in 3 tablespoons of milk, or more if needed, to make a dough consistency. Mix in sprinkles. Shape dough into one inch balls and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill the balls in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

While the dough balls are chilling, melt the almond bark and shortening in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Immediate mix in cake mix and stir until smooth. Using a fork, dip the dough balls in the almond bark. Shake off the excess almond bark by tapping the bottom of the fork on the side of the bowl. Place the truffles back on the wax paper lined cookie sheet and top with sprinkles. Dip remaining dough balls. Allow to sit at room temperature for about an hour until almond bark has hardened. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

19 comments:

  1. wow these look great! love that there's no baking too! and there is cake mix in the coating too....??!

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  2. This is one of my favorite treats. Yum!

    I'd love to have you share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/07/jelly-bean-cookies/

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  3. I seriously need a large number of these right now! Yum!

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  4. Wow, these look so yummy and insanely cute!

    I'm your newest follower. Stop by my blog sometime--I'd love to have you as a follower, as well! Also, I'm starting a new linky party on Sunday and these would be PERFECT to share with everyone! :)

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

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  5. I love that these are no-bake! Definitely easier than regular cake truffles.

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  6. Holy awesome easter treats batman!
    So cute...thanks for sharing!

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  7. Y.U.M!! I will be making these THIS WEEK! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. these are tempting me to go off my diet. they look delish!

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  9. ooooooooo, I'm in trouble!

    I'm linking this to my blog today!

    www.imlovinyourblog.blogspot.com

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  10. can I just say "mmmmmm"! love love love, they look so good and I love sprinkles.
    kathryn
    -thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  11. Those look delish! :) Thanks for sharing! Best, Michelle

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  12. Yum! These look great! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. I just might have to try these! Confetti, inside and out, how fun is that?!?

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  14. ate something like this for the first time the other day thanks for sharing the recipe I am your new follower come see what I have to share on my blog at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks a lot for sharing this one.This is perfect for my daughter as she loves to bake also. I am your newest follower.-Marelie www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com

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  16. How cute are these??? You did such a great job - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  17. yummy!!

    I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

    Also, stop in for a chance to win our 100 Follower Giveaway {{Beaded Watch & Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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