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Patriotic Truffles

Patriotic Truffles

These Patriotic Truffles are so delicious and have a surprise in the center! They are super easy to make with 6 ingredients and ready in a few hours.

It is fun to make festive and pretty treats for the holidays and these Patriotic Truffles will not disappoint! They are sweet and chocolatey with a surprise center!

These truffles require only 1 minute of time in the microwave to melt the baking chips and the rest is some rolling, assembling and sprinkling! If you can do that, you can make these!

Oh wait. I left out the hardest part. They need to chill for a couple of hours before you roll them into balls. That waiting is definitely the hardest part. Hurry up! When you know how good they are going to be, you will not want to wait! 😊

These are a great recipe to make with the kids. They can all help! Even the youngest can sprinkle on the sprinkles!

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Other fun Patriotic Games and Treats

Patriotic Trail Mix, Patriotic Deviled Jell-O EggsPatriotic BarkEasy Patriotic Fudge and Easy Patriotic Cookies are other fun and easy patriotic treats!

Also try our Patriotic Word Scramble Patriotic I Spy and Patriotic Word Search, both in 2 levels!

Definitely check out Over 50 Free patriotic red, white and blue printables activities crafts and recipes for your family to enjoy for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day or Flag Day! And Over 100 Red White and Blue Patriotic Recipes will have you ready for any festive Patriotic holiday; sweet, savory and beverages too! 27 Patriotic Flag Recipes will have you ready for any festive Patriotic holiday! Such a pretty way to celebrate our country! Sweet and Savory options!

Follow my Patriotic Pinterest Board for dozens of ideas from all around the web! I am constantly finding new things to add so there will be new things all the time! I also have a board for every holiday Keto version!

Why I Love This Recipe

It’s a family-approved recipe that comes together quickly.

So easy to make that kids can help!

They are child friendly

Easy to make with simple ingredients.

They are super tasty

They are so pretty and festive

Can it Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, just store in the refrigerator

How to Store Patriotic Truffles

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Key Ingredients

(Full printable ingredients and instructions are just below.)

ingredients for Patriotic Truffles

Oreo cookies—generic can be used but Oreos really are best. The patriotic fireworks ones that come out for July 4th will lose their sparkles when mixed with the cream cheese so don’t bother with those; ask me how I know 😊 You need 2 ½ cups of crushed cookies total

Cream cheese, softened—either full fat or 1/3 fat

White baking chips

Vegetable shortening

Peanut M&Ms—these are the surprise in the middle but won’t be a nice surprise for someone with a peanut allergy. Be sure you know your audience, so to speak and substitute with plain M&Ms if you aren’t sure. One of each red, white and blue would be a great alternate.

Patriotic sprinkles and/or sugar

How to Make Patriotic Truffles

Crush cookies as finely as possible. Use a food processor if possible.

Combine cream cheese and crushed cookies.

cream cheese and crushed oreos in bowl

Cover and refrigerate for about two hours or until firm.

cream cheese and crushed oreos mixed together in bowl

Remove a truffle worth of cookie and cream cheese mixture and roll into a ball between the palms of your hands. You want the truffle to be about 1 inch in size.

rolling a truffle between palms

Take 1 peanut M&M and push it into the truffle.

M&M pressed into truffle

Push the truffle around the M&M and roll it again.

covering M&M with truffle
cream cheese and crushed oreos rolled togther into a truffle

Place the truffle onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

truffles on parchment paper

Continue until all truffles are rolled.

Melt shortening and baking chips together in a microwave safe bowl for one minute.

shortening and white chips in glass bowl

Stir.

stirring chips

The mixture should be smooth and melted after 1 minute. If not, microwave another 10 seconds and stir again. Add 10 seconds at a time until melted but watch carefully. It shouldn’t need much more than a minute and in most cases 1 minute will be enough.

Dip truffles in melted chips one at a time and move around gently with two forks until coated.

dipping truffle into white chocolate

Use forks to drip chocolate onto truffles.

dipping truffle into white chocolate

Remove with forks. (Don’t pierce.)

pulling truffle out of chocolate

Return each one to parchment paper to harden.

placing truffle onto parchment covered baking sheet next to others

Add sprinkles as soon as you put them on the parchment paper because they will harden quickly.

Patriotic Truffles on parchment covered baking sheet

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Patriotic Truffles

Patriotic Truffles

These Patriotic Truffles are so delicious and have a surprise in the center! They are super easy to make with 6 ingredients and ready in a few hours.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 25 Oreo cookies
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 11 ounce bag white baking chips
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 29 peanut M&Ms
  • Patriotic sprinkles and/or sugar

Instructions

    Crush cookies as finely as possible. Use a food processor if possible.

Combine cream cheese and crushed cookies.

Cover and refrigerate for about two hours or until firm.

Remove a truffle worth of cookie and cream cheese mixture and roll into a ball between the palms of your hands. You want the truffle to be about 1 inch in size.

Take 1 peanut M&M and push it into the truffle.

Push the truffle around the M&M and roll it again.

Place the truffle onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Continue until all truffles are rolled.

Melt shortening and baking chips together in a microwave safe bowl for one minute.

Stir.

The mixture should be smooth and melted after 1 minute. If not, microwave another 10 seconds and stir again. Add 10 seconds at a time until melted but watch carefully. It shouldn’t need much more than a minute and in most cases 1 minute will be enough.

Dip truffles in melted chips one at a time and move around gently with two forks until coated.

Remove with forks. (Don’t pierce.)

Return each one to parchment paper to harden.

Add sprinkles as soon as you put them on the parchment paper because they will harden quickly.



Notes

25 Oreo cookies—generic can be used but Oreos really are best. The patriotic fireworks ones that come out for July 4th will lose their sparkles when mixed with the cream cheese so don’t bother with those; ask me how I know 😊 You need 2 ½ cups of crushed cookies total.

The peanut M&M are the surprise in the middle but won’t be a nice surprise for someone with a peanut allergy. Be sure you know your audience, so to speak and substitute with plain M&Ms if you aren’t sure. One of each red, white and blue would be a great alternate.

Store covered in refrigerator.





Nutrition Information

Yield

29

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 91Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 6mgSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.

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