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Gingerbread Truffles with Spiced Sugar Topping

A wonderful, festive and simple holiday treat. These no-bake Gingerbread Truffles are the perfect recipe for any holiday gathering or to gift to friends and family. 

December 7, 2018 (Last Updated: August 31, 2019)
These Gingerbread Truffles are the best treat for the holiday season! This no bake dessert is ready in about 15 minutes and combines gingersnap cookies, golden Oreos, chocolate and spiced sugar. This fun food is perfect to share with friends and family at Christmas parties or as a gift. #gingerbread #dessert #Christmas #holidays #truffles

Would it even be Christmas without some gingerbread?! Technically, sure it would, but you know in your soul you would be missing out on one of the season’s best flavors. Instead of making the same ole gingerbread cookie I decided to mix it up and combine gingerbread and the delicious truffle. Enter these Gingerbread Truffles! The perfect combination of ginger, chocolate, cookies and topped with a spiced sugar. Bonus is that there is no baking required and these are ready to eat and share in about 15 minutes! 

What Do You Need To Make Gingerbread Truffles?

Personally, I love these gingerbread truffles because they are super simple and do not require a lot of ingredients or kitchen tools. The one kitchen tool you really will need is a food processor or blender for this gingerbread cookie truffles recipe. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but to get the Oreo cookies ground really fine you will need one or the other. I guess you could put them in a zip lock bag and beat them with a rolling pin or something until they are super fine. Godspeed if you take that route. 

The ingredients you will need to make this gingerbread truffles recipe are:

  1. Gingersnap and Golden Oreo Cookies
  2. Almond Bark (or any baking chocolate. Dark, Semi-Sweet, Milk, White. Dealers Choice)
  3. Sugar and Spice
  4. Cream Cheese

The kitchen tools you will need for this gingerbread truffles dessert recipe are:

  • Parchment Paper
  • A Food Processor or Blender
  • A Couple of Bowls
  • A Cookie Scoop (optional, hands work fine)

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How Do You Make Gingerbread Truffles?

These gingerbread truffles are very simple to make and are perfect for a last minute holiday party treat. Also, they are ready in about 15-20 minutes and look perfect on any treat tray or in a tin as a gift. Additionally, these gingerbread truffles require no baking which makes my heart and electric bill very happy. 

Making the Gingerbread Truffles Recipe

  1. First, you will need to grind up your Oreo cookies. You can do this using either a blender or food processor. Whichever you have will work fine. Add both the Gingersnap and whole Golden Oreo cookie to your mixer and pulse until finely ground. There should be no chunks at all.
  2. Next, once you have the Oreo cookies ground up add them to a bowl of softened cream cheese and vanilla extract. I like to start mixing with a fork then move to using my hands. It makes getting the mixture combined a lot easier and faster.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, roll the dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You should get about 24 truffles doing this size. Be sure to roll the dough in the palm of your hands so that you get a nice round ball. Once you have them all rolled out it is time to coat the gingerbread truffles!

Prep image for gingerbread truffles recipe. The photo is a collage and shows the steps of the recipe. All the photos are taken from above. The top left photo shows the cookies in a blender. The top right photo shows the cookie ground up. The bottom left image shows the filling. The bottom right image shows the truffles rolled into balls.

Coating the Gingerbread Truffles

  1. You will need to coat the gingerbread truffles with melted chocolate. I always melt my chocolate in the microwave, because it is just easier. You could use the stove top if you prefer. When melting in the microwave I go in 20 second intervals and stir in between. Also, for this gingerbread truffles recipe I used almond bark because I like how quickly it sets up. You could use any type of baking chocolate you have available or prefer. White chocolate with these is pretty fire as well.
  2. Whichever you choose, once you have it melted take one ball at a time and drop it in the chocolate so it is completely covered. Remove it and let the excess drip off and place it on some parchment paper. Personally, I like to use a fork for this step because the chocolate falls through the space between the prongs.
  3. Make sure you place the coated gingerbread truffle on parchment paper so it is easy to remove once it has set. The almond bark will set pretty quickly.
  4. Add the spiced sugar topping while the coating is still tacky so it will stick well. If you wait till it has set it will just roll right off. No bueno. 
  5. Let the truffle set at room temperature for 10 minutes or place in the fridge for 5 minutes until outside is firm.

That is it! Once you have all your gingerbread truffles coated, topped and set you can enjoy immediately. 

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Common Gingerbread Truffle Recipe Questions

How Long Are Homemade Gingerbread Truffles Good For?

Homemade gingerbread truffles will stay good for about 3-5 days at room temperature. This is pretty good, but I recommend storing these gingerbread truffles in the fridge. When refrigerated in an airtight container they will stay good for 2 weeks.

This makes these truffles perfect to enjoy on Christmas and weeks after. I love giving truffles for gifts for this reason, because they will stay fresh and delicious for weeks instead of days. 

Can These Gingerbread Truffles Be Frozen?

Yes, you can freeze these gingerbread truffles in a freezer bag for up to 2 months. De-thaw in the fridge or enjoy the truffles frozen.

Image for gingerbread truffles recipe. the image is shot from above. In the center it shows a copper tin of truffles with one of the truffles having a bite out of it. Next to the tin is a copper spoon and small bowl of spiced sugar.

Looking For More Holiday Treats?!

Christmas Chocolate Bark

Edible Cookie Dough

Chocolate Cake Cookie with Peppermint Sprinkle 

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I hope you and your family enjoy these delicious Gingerbread Truffles this holiday season! Leave a comment below if you have any further questions, or just want to say hello!

Happy Eating!

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These Gingerbread Truffles are the best treat for the holiday season! This no bake dessert is ready in about 15 minutes and combines gingersnap cookies, golden Oreos, chocolate and spiced sugar. This fun food is perfect to share with friends and family at Christmas parties or as a gift. #gingerbread #dessert #Christmas #holidays #truffles
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Gingerbread Truffles with Spiced Sugar Topping

Sugar, spice and everything nice! These Gingerbread Truffles are the perfect holiday treat. 
Prep Time20 mins
Chill Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Christmas, Holidays
Keyword: Easy Christmas Truffle recipe, Gingerbread Truffles, Homemade Gingerbread truffles
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 246kcal

Ingredients

  • 26 Gingersnap Cookies
  • 10 Golden Oreo Cookies
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 12 Oz Almond Bark Melted

Spiced Sugar Topping

  • 2 Tbsp Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  •  Add Gingersnap Cookies and Golden Oreo's (including the cream) to a food processor or blender and pulse until cookies are fine and no chunks remain. Combine with softened cream cheese and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix until combined. I find it easiest to use my hands.
  • Using a cookie scoop or your hands roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. You should get about 24 truffles. Place each ball onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and set aside. 
  • Melt the almond bark in the microwave (20 second intervals) or stove top until smooth. One at a time, dip a ball of dough into the melted almond bark and coat completely. Let the excess drip off and place back on the parchment paper. Repeat until all the truffles are coated with chocolate.
  • Top with Spiced Sugar Topping before the almond bark sets. This will happen within 3-5 minutes, so work as you go. Let set at room temperature for 10 minutes or place in fridge for 5 minutes and enjoy!

Spiced Sugar Topping

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl to combine. Sprinkle over coated truffles.
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Notes

  • Tip: I find it best to add the Spiced Sugar Topping while the chocolate is still not set and tacky. If you add it after it will just roll off and not stick.
  • Leftover Storage: Store leftovers at room temperature for 3-5 days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
  • Freezer Option: Store in a freezer bag for up to 2 months. Let come to room temperature and enjoy. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2Truffles | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.5g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7.7g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 11.1g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Isla
    June 2, 2019 at 2:52 am

    5 stars
    These are so simple and my mom loved them when I made them for her.

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      June 6, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Yay! Glad they were a hit!

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      June 8, 2019 at 10:49 pm

      Glad to hear Isla!

  • Reply
    bakingintheburbs
    December 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    These look amazing!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      December 10, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Taylor Kiser
    December 7, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    5 stars
    These gingerbread truffles look so tasty!! Such a festive treat and perfect for the holidays!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      December 10, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      I agree, it wouldn’t be the holiday season without some gingerbread!

  • Reply
    Allison
    December 7, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    5 stars
    What a great idea! These are perfect for the holiday season!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      December 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Pam Greer
    December 7, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve made truffles before and loved them, but I haven’t tried gingerbread! These are going on my Christmas cookie list!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      December 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Hope you enjoy them! They are a fav in my house!

  • Reply
    Mike Hultquist
    December 7, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    5 stars
    Printing this right now and making this weekend. I’ve made truffles a few times for parties, but have never seen them with the mixture of gingerbread. So fabulous. Looking forward to them!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      December 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      They are so yummy! Hope you love it!

  • Reply
    Adrianne
    December 7, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    5 stars
    No, it would definitely not be Christmas without some gingerbread….or truffles for that matter!!! These looks great. They are very festive and an impressive sweet indulgence. Cheers!!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      December 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks! I love gingerbread this time of year!

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