4 Ingredient Hot Cocoa Truffles

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Are truffles ever a bad idea? 

Don’t be silly, of course not.

That is why I am thrilled for you to try these 4 Ingredient Hot Cocoa Truffles!

A bite taken out of a hot chocolate truffle for the holidays.

Years ago, I made batches of Oreo truffles to accompany frosted sugar cookies on Christmas goodie trays. The truffles were simple to make and required much less time than my sugar cookie recipe. 

For example, I once made the mistake of starting my sugar cookies adventure in the late afternoon thinking it would be a great evening project while watching Christmas movies. Well 6 hours later I was exhausted and was left with a disaster of a kitchen and more sugar cookies than I knew what to do with.

Naturally, I ate as many as I could stomach because I deserved it. πŸ˜‰

Three beautiful hot cocoa truffles on a bed of mini marshmallows.

You see, after hours of slaving away mixing the batter, rolling out the dough, deciding which of my 30 cookies cutters to use each time, baking the cookies, allowing them to cool, and then frosting and decorating all.of.them I justified eating a bazillion of those mouthwatering reindeer, snowmen, and angels.

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A tray of hot cocoa truffles sprinkled with green and red sanding sugar.

That is why these 4 Ingredient Hot Cocoa Truffles have my heart.

There is no rolling out of dough, frosting to mix, or a kitchen sprinkled with flour from floor to ceiling. Ha! Nope, these truffles are so simple and so oh-so amazing.

You have pretty much hit the holiday jackpot with these! 

The BEST 4 Ingredient Hot Cocoa Truffles | Chips Ahoy cookies, cream cheese, chocolate chips, and sprinkles come together to create these easy Christmas recipe. I have also used Oreo cookies in this how to make & step by step recipe! These no bake beauties are simple yet delicious and should be made the day after Thanksgiving! Make these peppermint flavored with candy canes. This recipe is literally no fail!

All you need to do is crush up some Chips Ahoy hot chocolate cookies. Yes, you read that right, Chips Ahoy instead of Oreos. I simply could not pass up these seasonal hot cocoa flavored cookies. And since any cookie will work in this recipe I knew it wouldn’t make a bad truffle.

Is there such a thing? 

After the cookies are crumbled you will add in some room temperature cream cheese and mix. Once you form the dough into the perfect little spheres of deliciousness you freeze them for 30 minutes. Once frozen, you will dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with a few sprinkles. Boom. Your done.

A cup full of holiday truffles.

See? Simple and sensational!

It truly is the perfect holiday recipe! Enjoy these sweets by finding the recipe at Living Well Spending Less. You will love browsing through Ruth’s other holiday posts as well. Merry Christmas to you and yours!




  1. Love these hot cocoa truffles! I missed the boat for Christmas but I think Valentine’s Day sprinkles would be so cute! Can’t wait to try this recipe out!

    • That is a great idea, Erica! A friend’s mother was just asking me if these truffles would be great for Valentine’s Day and I told her they certainly would be. Oh how cute, red, white, and pink sprinkles would be!! Have fun making (and eating!) these sweet treats. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh wow, those look amazing! πŸ™‚ Lisa

  3. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com

    This sounds great! Truffles are Always a Good Idea!! πŸ™‚

  4. Your Hot Cocoa Truffles will be perfect for the holidays! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  5. Oh my gosh, these look amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! I am featuring your truffles today at the party.

  6. These look so tasty, Sammi and they would make a perfect holiday gift too! Thank you for sharing your 4 ingredient Hot Cocoa Truffles with us at Hearth and Soul. Sharing! I also shared your Peppermint Chocolate Energy Bites on our H&S Facebook page πŸ™‚

  7. Wow these sound so good! I love truffles especially at this time of year. Popping over from #recipeoftheweek

    • Hey Kirsty! If you love truffles, you will L-O-V-E these ones πŸ™‚ I just bought more ingredients today to make these because I can’t stop sharing them with loved ones πŸ™‚

  8. They look gorgeous and totally irresistible. Thanks for sharing!

  9. These truffles look so good I want to just grab one off the screen! So yummy!

  10. Genius!! I just got so hungry!

  11. These look delicious! I’ve never made truffles…we may need to try these for Christmas this year!

  12. Those look amazing!

  13. These are really pretty! Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog linkup!

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