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No-Bake Cake Mix Truffles! A fun and easy holiday treat for adults and kids.
I’m currently in the midst of a great holiday revival. For a few years there, the holidays were ok and all, but nothing too special. Now that all the kids in my life are no longer babies, and are starting to really understand the magic of the holiday season, the holidays are making a comeback.
There is nothing I love more than hanging out with my mini-friends, and creating special treats and crafts that will become a part of their holiday traditions for years to come. It’s so fun to mix old traditions with new, and to watch the kid’s imaginations at work.
Obviously I love creating in the kitchen, and I’m always looking for ways to get the kids interested in cooking too. Since most of the kids in my life are under the age of 5, no-bake treats are a perfect and safe way for us all to create some holiday memories together.
This year I went to Target and picked up some festive ingredients and packaging from Pillsbury, M&M’s, and Ziploc to create some simple and tasty edible gifts to share.
These easy No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles are a fun project for kids of all ages. The little ones can help add ingredients to the mixer, and roll the dough into balls, while the older ones can dip in the melted chocolate and add the finishing M&Ms touches.
Beyond this being a fun way to spend an afternoon, it’s also a nice way to teach kids about the importance of giving. Each kid can pick someone they want to share some holiday joy with, whether that’s a teacher, a neighbor or a friend, and then they get to pack their own Ziploc holiday printed container to fill with truffles and give as a gift. Another great packaging option is Ziploc holiday bags.
The best gift I get every holiday, is sharing my love of food with a new generation, and seeing these kids light up with pride because they made something from scratch and gave it to someone they love.
The true spirit of the holidays is back in Betsylife, and I’m looking forward to many more years of cooking up memories to come.
More fun holiday cookie recipes
Soft Batch Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Chai Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
No Bake Cake Mix Truffles
These no-bake funfetti cake mix truffles are a festive holiday treat that the whole family will love to make.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3-4 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups chocolate chips or chocolate bark
- 1 cup M&M's Holiday Minis
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, Pillsbury Funfetti Holiday Cake Mix, vanilla and salt and mix thoroughly.
One tablespoon at a time, add milk until mixture forms a dough-like consistency.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a microwave safe dish at 30-second intervals, stirring frequently.
Using a toothpick or a fork, dip each truffle into the melted chocolate. Shake off excess by tapping fork against the side of the dish.
Place truffles on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with M&M's Holiday Minis. Repeat until all truffles are coated.
Allow chocolate coating to harden then store in the refrigerator until serving.
Someone please explain the servings. If you set it on 3 is that three cookies or 3 dozen. Never seen a recipe like this.
Sorry about that! Forgot to type the yield. It should be fixed now and read quantities by the dozen. I appreciate you pointing that out for me. Happy Holidays!
Since there have been instances of ecoli in flour, it is not recommended to eat flour that hasn’t been cooked . Otherwise these sound delightful.
thats exactly what i was thinking, flour isn’t prepared or meant to be eaten uncooked, literally can have excrement in it from the fields that isn’t safe until cooked…which is a total bummer
You can heat treat flour in the microwave. Put it in a pyrex bowl or measuring cup and microwave it in 30 second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until it reaches 160 degrees on on a candy thermometer (or even a meat thermometer will work). That will kill any bacteria and make it safe to use in no-bake treats. (Note: I haven’t made these but if I do I will heat treat the flour and probably even the cake mix).
Sandra Jarboe says
These are the worst treat I have ever made. Yuk! Grainy and gritty. You as well dump a tablespoon of sugar in your mouth. I wouldn’t even give it one star but the website wouldn’t let me post a comment unless I rated it. Don’t waste your time on this one
Everyone has different tastes! They’re definitely a favorite among my neighbors. Hope you find a cookie recipe you truly love! Happy Holidays
Brittany Marshall says
How long will these store for? If I make on a Sunday will they still be good on a Friday?
I would keep them in the fridge and then allow them to come to room temp before serving. They should be fine! ENnjoy!
Could you use almond flour instead of ap flour?
I’m not super familiar with almond flour and how it compares to AP so I’m not really sure. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out
M. Napolis says
The idea of a no-bake truffle caught my attention. While the instructions are simple enough, realistically you can’t consume raw ingredient such as flour, regardless of how you store it afterwards. This is a health risk no one should take. Simply put, not safe. If this is done in a brick and mortar store, Dept of Health will shut down the store for improper handling and preparation of raw ingredients not cooked to certain temperature.
These are so good. Made them for my kids and hubs holiday party huge hit!
Yay! Glad you enjoyed them
I take it that all of the comments about the ‘dangers’ of raw flour are from those who have never, never, ever, ever, eaten raw (with eggs) cookie dough, right?
Jen Murray says
Can you freeze these?
K. Tarvid says
Made these last night. The thought of them tasted better than they actually tasted unfortunately. My husband loves funfetti everything and he hated them. They just tasted funny to us and I followed every thing step by step.
M. Williams says
Ours reminded me of salted playdoh our grandmas made us when we were little… we too had high hopes 🙁
A friend made these in her cookie basket to friends and I loved them!! She sent me the recipe and I’m fixing them now.
Instead of the holiday funfetti, can I use vanilla cake mix and drop red and green food coloring in the mixture? I would like the truffles to be either red or green inside. I think it would be a fun little suprise.
Definitely! That would be so cute
Are these actually unsafe to eat? Please let me know. I just made a few batches and don’t want to serve if they are !
My friends and I ate a ton of them and were fine. I guess the choice is up to you.