Whip up a batch of these Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake truffles. They are a no-bake truffle that is made with Little Debbie tree cakes, cream cheese, and dipped in almond bark, and decorated with sanding sugar. The perfect truffle to make and serve up this Christmas season.
If you are obsessed with Little Debbie Christmas cakes like we are, this dessert is a must-make. It is full of the sweet vanilla cake flavor with the creamy filling and of course a white chocolate hard shell.
Also, check out my Little Debbie’s Christmas tree cake cheesecake. This is a homemade baked cheesecake that is full of the Little Debbie cakes, and frosted and decorated like a classic tree cake!
Reasons To Make These Little Debbie Christmas Tree Truffles
- Easy no-bake truffle that uses just a few simple ingredients.
- The Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes are a viral no-bake treat you can buy at the store that sells out fast every year.
- Kids and adults will love these bite-size balls.
- A bite-sized delight that will be the star of the party. Whip these up for bake sales, and holiday gatherings, pack in dessert trays for gifting, etc.
Ingredients You Will Need
Christmas Tree Cakes – Find these at the grocery store by all the Little Debbie Snacks. These are vanilla snack cakes with that velvety cream filling and white chocolate coating.
White Chocolate – White chocolate candy melts or almond bark can be used for dipping these mini balls in to create that nice hard coating.
Red Food Coloring – You will use food coloring to add to some of the chocolate to use for piping on top to decorate. Or you can opt for candy melts that are red in color.
Cream Cheese – Softened or room temperature cream cheese is what you will use to help create that creamy texture for these cakes that hold shape in balls.
Sanding Sugar – Green sanding sugar is the classic way to decorate these bite-size truffles.
Tips For Making
Prepare a Baking Sheet Or Tray
Line your baking sheet or tray with parchment paper before you start working. You want a nonstick surface to place the truffles on so they don’t stick to a pan. This is good to have when you place balls before you dip them in chocolate and after dipping them in chocolate.
Work at crumbling cakes to make sure there are not any huge chunks. This is important so it mixes well with the cream cheese and you get a consistent flavor.
Reach for a cookie scoop for when you go to form the Little Debbie Christmas tree cake truffles. That way you get an evenly shaped ball that is all the same size. This is handy and offers a stunning presentation value.
Follow how to melt chocolate on the package. You can use a double boiler or microwave. Just watch so you don’t overheat the chocolate in the microwave and burn it. Also, make sure to stir often or it will burn.
You can refrigerate or freeze truffles once they are shaped into their balls. This is going to help ensure that when you dip in the hot melted chocolate they do not instantly fall apart. It will also help the chocolate to firm up faster.
Shake Off Excess Chocolate
Once you dip your balls in the chocolate, tap off the excess chocolate before you place the ball on the lined tray. This is needed to help prevent the chocolate from pooling up around each of the truffles.
Add your colored chocolate into a piping bag or sealed Ziploc bag. Then cut the tip off and use for adding the drizzles of red over the top of each of the truffles. You will also want to add the sprinkles to the Christmas tree cake truffles while the chocolate is still wet. Otherwise, it will not stick.
Simply refrigerate any of the Christmas tree cake truffles that you do not eat right away. They will be stored in a sealed container for around 5-7 days. Make sure if you stack place a layer of wax paper between the layers. This will help prevent them from sticking.
Freeze any of the truffles you would like to save. Freeze for 3-6 months. Then thaw in the fridge overnight. Or eat them straight from the freezer for a frozen treat.
Can I use different types of chocolate for coating?
Feel free to use whatever type of chocolate you would like. If you use chocolate chips add a tablespoon of coconut oil to help the chocolate set up and harden. Or you can temper the chocolate.
What kind of decorations can I use to make the truffles look more festive?
Use edible glitter, crushed candy canes, sprinkles, or whatever you would like. I used red chocolate and sugar to match the Christmas tree cake design. But feel free to experiment.
Can I customize the flavor of the truffles?
You can use chocolate cakes instead of vanilla. Or add in some almond extract, or even a fruity extract to help enhance the flavors of the cake truffle batter.
More Holiday Desserts
Christmas Tree Cake Truffles
- 10 vanilla little debbie christmas tree cakes
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 12 oz almond bark or white chocolate candy melts
- Red food coloring
- Green sanding sugar
- Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Crumble the christmas tree cakes into a large mixing bowl.
- Add the softened cream cheese, and use a hand mixer to beat until combined and a dough mixture forms.
- Use a small cookie scoop to create tablespoon sized balls. Roll into smooth balls with your hands and place on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes or until the harden. You can roll between your palms again to make them smoother after they harden.
- Place the white chocolate in a bowl and heat, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Use a fork to dip each cake ball into the white chocolate and tap off any excess chocolate. Place back onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- For the drizzle, add red food dye to the extra melted chocolate. Add a couple drops at a time until the desired color is reached. Use a fork or piping bag to drizzle over the truffles. Top with green sanding sugar.