Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread Truffles Recipe – Indulge in the cozy flavors of the season! These bite-sized wonders combine the warmth of gingersnap cookies, the creaminess of cream cheese and Nutella, and a hint of ginger, all enveloped in a delightful chocolate coating. Perfect for holiday gatherings or as a homemade gift, these truffles are a delicious way to embrace the spirit of the holidays.

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Gingerbread Cookie Truffles

Gingerbread truffles are the epitome of holiday bliss, capturing the warm and comforting flavors of the season in one perfect bite. A delicious blend of crushed gingersnap cookies, creamy cream cheese, rich Nutella, and a hint of ground ginger come together to create an exquisite harmony of taste and texture. The outer chocolate candy coating provides a satisfying crunch that contrasts beautifully with the creamy, spiced interior. They’re a delightful treat that embodies the magic of the holidays, making them perfect for sharing and gifting. 

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How to Make Gingerbread Truffles

This delicious treat is very easy to make with only a five simple ingredients. Place gingersnap cookies in a food processor and pulse until the cookies become fine crumbs. In the bowl on an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the cookie crumbs, softened cream cheese, Nutella, and ground ginger. Mix on low speed until combined. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the cookie mixture and shape into balls—place balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 

Place candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave according to the package directions. Remove the cookie balls from the refrigerator. Using a fork, dip the cookie balls into the melted chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate and place on the cookie sheet. Top with sprinkles and let the chocolate coating set up.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use gingersnap or gingerbread cookies.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can put all of the cookies in a gallon-sized resealable bag and smash them/roll them with a rolling pin.
  • You can make these truffles several days in advance and store them in an air-tight container until you are ready to serve them.
  • I use chocolate candy coating or chocolate almond bark.
    • You can make your own candy coating with 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 tsp coconut oil. Melt the chocolate and oil in the microwave or in a double boiler until melted.
    • Can substitute white candy coating or white chocolate chips.
  • Feel free to adjust the spices in the truffles.
    • cinnamon
    • allspice
    • nutmeg
  • Top the balls with extra cookie crumbs or sprinkles.
    • Decorate the balls with any color sprinkles – Christmas, Valentine, birthday sprinkles, or your favorite team colors.
    • Add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for a sweet and salty treat.
  • This recipe makes about 30 balls, depending on how big you make them.
  • This candy can be easily frozen, stored in the refrigerator, or at room temperature if you’ll be eating them within a day or two.
    • The truffles will last about a month stored in the refrigerator.
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Easy Holiday Cookie Recipe

To serve this sweet treat, arrange them on a festive platter or place them in candy cups – they’re an instant crowd-pleaser. A dusting of powdered sugar or cocoa adds an extra touch of winter wonderland magic. But it’s not just about serving; these little treasures make for unforgettable holiday gifts. Package them in a decorative box or tin, tied with a ribbon and a heartfelt note, and you’ve got a thoughtful and scrumptious present. Add this recipe to your holiday baking list. They are sure to be a hit!

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Gingerbread Truffles

Yield: 30 balls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Gingerbread Truffles Recipe – Indulge in the cozy flavors of the season! These bite-sized wonders combine the warmth of gingersnap cookies, the creaminess of cream cheese and Nutella, and a hint of ginger, all enveloped in a delightful chocolate coating. Perfect for holiday gatherings or as a homemade gift, these truffles are a delicious way to embrace the spirit of the holidays. Get ready to fall in love – one bite at a time!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups finely crushed gingersnap cookies or gingerbread cookies
  • 1 (8-oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Nutella
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 (24-oz) package chocolate almond bark or chocolate candy coating

Instructions:

  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer combine cookie crumbs, cream cheese, Nutella, and ground ginger.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate almond bark according to package directions.
  • Remove balls from refrigerator and dip into the chocolate almond bark.
  • Place dipped balls on parchment or wax paper and let sit until set.

Notes:

  • You can use gingersnap or gingerbread cookies.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can put all of the cookies in a gallon-sized resealable bag and smash them/roll them with a rolling pin.
  • You can make these truffles several days in advance and store them in an air-tight container until you are ready to serve them.
  • I use chocolate candy coating or chocolate almond bark.
    • You can make your own candy coating with 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 tsp coconut oil. Melt the chocolate and oil in the microwave on in a double boiler until melted.
    • Can substitute white candy coating or white chocolate chips.
  • Feel free to adjust the spices in the truffles.
    • cinnamon
    • allspice
    • nutmeg
  • Top the balls with extra cookie crumbs or sprinkles.
    • Decorate the balls with any color sprinkles – Christmas, Valentine, birthday sprinkles, or your favorite team colors.
    • Add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for a sweet and salty treat.
  • This recipe makes about 30 balls, depending on how big you make the balls.
  • This candy can be easily frozen, stored in the refrigerator, or at room temperature if you’ll be eating them within a day or two.
  • The truffles will last about a month stored in the refrigerator.
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