Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread Truffles are spicy bite-sized confections, not really a candy and not really a cookie, made of baked gingerbread mixed with cream cheese frosting, then wrapped in a blanket of chocolate. A drool-worthy sweet treat for holiday entertaining.

Gingerbread Truffles | 2 Cookin Mamas Gingerbread Truffles are spicy bite-sized confections, not really a candy and not really a cookie, made of baked gingerbread mixed with cream cheese frosting, then wrapped in a blanket of chocolate. A drool-worthy sweet treat for holiday entertaining. #gingerbread #truffles #chocolatetruffles #chocolate #christmas #recipe #christmasdessert #dessert

I love truffles and usually make either my Key Lime Truffles, being a south Floridian, or my Kahlua Truffles, to satisfy my coffee addiction. This year I thought I would try something just a little different – a gingerbread truffle.

These are super easy to make, the hardest part is making or purchasing gingerbread. If you want to bake your own, I’ve got a tasty spicy gingerbread recipe here or you can purchase a boxed mix and bake or a prepared one from the bakery. The rest is a piece of cake! (or should I say bread?) lol

Gingerbread Truffles overhead

This was a new recipe and took a little trial and error but finally came up with the right ingredients to make it work. The gingerbread had to be mixed with something to help hold it together. And what goes good with gingerbread – cream cheese frosting. Just whip up some cream cheese, butter, eggnog for a holiday flavor and some confectioner’s sugar. This is added to the crushed gingerbread before it can be rolled into balls.

Gingerbread Truffles ingredients

Easy steps to deliciously spicy and decadent Gingerbread Truffles.

Gingerbread Truffles prep steps

  1. Place cream cheese and butter in the mixing bowl of your electric mixer.
  2. Cream until nice and light.
  3. Add eggnog or vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar and beat until light and glossy.

Gingerbread Truffles making truffles

  1. The frosting should have a nice spreadable consistency.
  2. Crumble gingerbread with your fingers.
  3. Add frosting a tablespoon at a time until it holds together when pinched with your fingers.
  4. Roll into balls.

Gingerbread Truffles chill truffles

  1. Place balls on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Freeze or chill in refrigerator for an hour or two.

Gingerbread Truffles coating truffles

  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in-between until smooth.
  2. Dip each ball in chocolate (dark or white) then add sprinkles if desired.

Gingerbread Truffles drizzled chocolate 2

You can also drizzle the dark chocolate covered balls with white chocolate then add sprinkles. Don’t they look so pretty and Christmassy?

Gingerbread Truffles tall

Add these delightful little Gingerbread Truffles to your cookie trays or gift to friends and family in a cute mug, baking pan or even a gift box. Enjoy!

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Gingerbread Truffles
Prep Time
30 mins
Chill
1 hr
 
Gingerbread Truffles are spicy bite-sized confections, not really a candy and not really a cookie, made of baked gingerbread mixed with cream cheese frosting, then wrapped in a blanket of chocolate. A drool-worthy sweet treat for holiday entertaining.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: gingerbread, truffles
Servings: 36 truffles
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 baked gingerbread broken into pieces
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 Tablespoon eggnog or ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 3.5 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate bar
  • 3.5 oz white chocolate bar optional
Directions
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Continue beating and add eggnog or vanilla extract.
  3. Turn mixer to lower setting and add in confectioner’s sugar, a little at a time.
  4. Turn mixer to a higher speed and whip until fluffy.
To assemble
  1. Crumb gingerbread with fingers until you have very small pieces
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese frosting and add more as needed so that gingerbread will roll into a ball and hold its shape. (I added about 4 tablespoons)
  3. Form into small balls by rolling in hands and place on a parchment or silicone mat lined cookie sheet.
  4. Place in refrigerator for about an hour to make them easier to work with.
Chocolate Coating
  1. Break semi-sweet or dark chocolate bar into small pieces and place in microwave safe bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring in-between, until completely melted.
  3. Remove gingerbread from refrigerator and dip each gingerbread ball into chocolate. I found it was easier to use a spoon and just drop in and scoop out with spoon.
  4. If you are decorating with sprinkles, sprinkle immediately upon removal from chocolate.
  5. Continue until all balls have been coated.
  6. At this point you can also melt white chocolate and drizzle over the dark chocolate then apply sprinkles. This is totally optional. You can also coat gingerbread with only white chocolate if that is your preference.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 81mg3%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Gingerbread Truffles are spicy bite-sized confections, not really a candy and not really a cookie, made of baked gingerbread mixed with cream cheese frosting, then wrapped in a blanket of chocolate. A drool-worthy sweet treat for holiday entertaining. #gingerbread #truffles #chocolatetruffles #chocolate #christmas #recipe #christmasdessert #dessert

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Renee Goerger
    12/23/2018 at 11:34 am


    Christmas just got a whole lot tastier thanks to these amazing truffles!! Great recipe!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      01/11/2019 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks Renee! They’ve become a new family favorite. The grandkids just gobbled them up (when mom wasn’t looking). lol

  • Reply
    Robin G
    12/23/2018 at 11:16 am


    Delicious holiday truffles! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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