These Easy Chocolate Peppermint Truffles are perfect for Christmas gifts and cookie trays! They are simple to make, pretty to look at, and really delicious!
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This is such a festive, easy christmas dessert that gets kids and adults excited! Who doesn’t love a rich, chocolate truffle? Especially when they’re decked out in red and green and sprinkles!
I have had the pleasure of teaming up with Pillsbury this year to bring you fun holiday recipes! Did you know that 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Pillsbury Doughboy? 50 years full of cookies, cakes, frostings, and more that make it easy to bake in a pinch!
They sent me a package of goodies, and I was just as excited as my kids were to see what was inside and start baking! Immediately I knew what to make when I saw the chocolate cake mix and peppermint frosting. Cake balls!! This is kind of a throwback recipe. About 10 years ago these little treats were super popular, and then they sort of disappeared.
So I am bringing them back – holiday style!
I love chocolate and mint together year round, but especially during Christmas time. These are seriously a cinch to make, and they’ll get you in the holiday spirit in no time! I used a bit of Pillsbury Red Vanilla frosting and Christmas sprinkles to dress these up, but you could leave them plain, or use different sprinkles to fit any occasion.
Have you made Cake Truffles before? What’s your favorite flavor combination?
Joana Hendy says
These look absolutely devine! I know Christmas has just past and am certainly in health kick mode, but I feel as though I’m going to have to give these a try.
Colleen (Souffle Bombay) says
Yummo, love this flavor combination. Perfect addition to cookie trays!
Rose | The Clean Dish says
Ha – these are too cute and SO easy to make!! Excellent idea for Christmas gifts. I love it!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I had no idea that 2015 was the 50th Anniversary of the Pillsbury Doughboy! I have a Pillsbury Doughboy cookie jar and I love it! haha. Love these little truffles! Chocolate and peppermint are so good together!
Cookin Canuck says
The filling in these truffles looks absolutely amazing! What a fun thing to do with all of those ingredients.
I lurve cake truffles in any form. The hint of peppermint in these cake truffles really carries the flavor of the season.
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
These look so rich and delicious. They’d make great gifts too.
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen says
Believe it or not, I have never in my life made cake balls! These sound so perfect for the season, I love peppermint and chocolate together.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Happy birthday to the Dough Boy! 😀 And I love how festive and fun these are. So perfect for Christmas!
CAKE BALLS!! My favorite! Now, put them on a stick and make some cake pops 🙂
Dude, those look so insanely perfect!
Nutmeg Nanny says
These are so cute and totally perfect for Christmas. I would happily load up my Christmas tray with these beauties )
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
Oooh, those look good – such a great texture!
Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
OMG, amazing! I can’t believe how easy they are.
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
I’m loving how super easy these truffles are! One of my favorites for liven up a cookie tray!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
Truffles are one of my favorite things to make for the holidays, especially easy ones! What a great flavor, chocolate and mint are meant to be together!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
I love easy treats for the holidays! These would make super great gifts too!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
I love chocolate and peppermint together, too! Such a great combo. These look great.
The Food Hunter says
I love how festive they are.
Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen says
I love Cake Balls! This christmas version is sweet and looks great!
Lora @savoringitaly says
I bet your kids were so excited to see what Pillsbury sent! These are fun and easy and so great to bring to a holiday party!!
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
I want all of these! i know I could eat at least 8 🙂
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Love these festive truffles! Perfect for holiday parties!
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
These pretty truffles would be the perfect project to make with my niece! I can never resist the chocolate/peppermint combo! 😉
Ramona W says
Love the flavors of chocolate and peppermint together! These little truffles are so fun and festive. They are also a little dangerous because I will eat a bunch of them in one sitting…but who can blame me. 🙂
Chocolate and peppermint is the best combo ever during the holiday season!!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
Simplest dessert ever! Something I could whip together on Christmas day 🙂
Noting better, and not expensive to make. I love it.
Chocolate and peppermint! Yummy! They look really nice.