Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Have you noticed that we tend to associate holidays with candy?  You receive heart shaped chocolate for Valentine’s Day, chocolate bunnies for Easter, assorted candy for Halloween, and red and green chocolate for Christmas.  You know what that means, right?  Chocolate rules!     😉

I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween but with these festive truffles.  They are a ball of Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Reese’s pieces wedged in all over and covered in chocolate.

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Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
(Makes about 30 truffles )

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter (equivalent to 1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • heaping 1/4 cup of miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Reese’s pieces
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cream the butter, light brown sugar, and white sugar.  Make sure the butter is room temperature.
  2. Mix in the milk, vanilla extract, and salt.
  3. Gradually mix in the flour.
  4. Gently stir in the mini chocolate chips and Reese’s pieces.
  5. Roll the mixture into balls shapes, about 1 tablespoon each.
  6. Chill the balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to harden.
  7. While the balls are chilling, melt the semi-sweet chocolate.
  8. Place the chilled ball into the melted chocolate and cover completely.
  9. Place the truffle onto parchment paper.
  10. Immediately cover with sprinkles.
  11. Allow them to cool completely before serving.

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator or in a freezer friendly bag in the freezer.

 

This was my first shot at making truffles.  I thought they’d be difficult and frustrating to make, but it was really quite easy.  First, you make the truffle filling.  Today’s is of course the cookie dough.  I was in a rush when I made these so I forgot to take pictures of the truffles without their fun chocolate coating so you’ll have to use a little imagination.  Picture a ball of eggless chocolate chip cookie dough with Reese’s pieces.  Are you with me so far?

Once the balls have chilled, it’s time to dip them in yummy chocolate.  The key here is to make sure that the chocolate is melted completely.  If it’s not melted all the way you won’t be able to cover the balls smoothly and quite frankly it will look gross.  For this one just imagine spreading frosting with something other than a spatula.  (My husband piped up and said “Like spreading frosting with a pine cone?”)  You’re going to get peaks and bumps and it won’t be pretty.

I melted the chocolate in a double boiler over the stove because the constant heat kept the chocolate melted while I made all the truffles.  You can use the microwave if you prefer, but you will have to work super fast or stop several times to reheat it.  I don’t have a fancy double boiler to melt the chocolate so I used a regular pot with some water in the bottom, and placed a bowl on top of the pot.  Keep the heat on Low and make sure the water level doesn’t touch the bowl.  (Otherwise it will just be a “boiler” and will get way too hot from the direct contact.)

Dunk the ball into the lake of melted chocolaty goodness.  I used a fork to retrieve it.  Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to allow the excess chocolate to seep through the spokes.

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Use a tooth pick to slide the truffle off the fork and onto the parchment paper.  If you are covering the truffles with sprinkles or other goodies do so right away while the chocolate is warm or nothing will stick.

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I mentioned earlier that I was in a rush when I made these truffles.  I placed some of them in the freezer for the chocolate coating to harden faster.  There is nothing wrong with a short cut that works.  However, I didn’t anticipate the fact that it was humid out when I removed them from the freezer for their photo shoot.  Unfortunately, condensation formed on them due to being so cold.  Some look gorgeous because I was more patient and never put them in the freezer and some look sweaty.  Don’t judge me.     😉

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How cute are these Halloween sprinkles!?  I bought them a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to use them.     🙂  The chocolate sprinkles with the pumpkin shaped confetti is my favorite.

The eggless cookie dough is sweet.  It might have something to do with the fact that it has mini chocolate chips and Reese’s pieces in it.     😉  I used semi-sweet chocolate to coat these truffles so they wouldn’t be overly sweet.

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I never need an excuse to eat Reese’s pieces, but they are completely appropriate for these Halloween truffles because their colors match the festive theme.

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These truffles were a huge hit with my family!  What’s not to love?  Eggless chocolate chip cookie dough is awesome.  Yes, no eggs, so you won’t get sick from eating it (unless you overeat  it and I can’t be held responsible for that).     😉  My brother in law isn’t a fan of sweets (those people exist?), but he adored these truffles anyway.  They’re that good.

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I’m obsessed with truffles now that I’ve made these.  The sky’s the limit to what I can create.  Do you have a favorite truffle?

 

Rating:

5 Hats

 

Source: Tina’s Chic Corner

 

Here are some other awesome peanut butter and chocolate treats.

Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

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Skinny Peanut Butter & Chocolate Shake

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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms and Chocolate Chips

03Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms and Chocolate Chips

Comments

  1. This is the best Halloween candy ever! Halloween cookie dough truffles … Tina, color me impressed! And hungry:)

    1. Tina says:

      Oh my gosh, you’re so sweet! Thank you. 🙂

  2. Marcie says:

    I’m in love with cookie dough truffles! They’re really fun to make, too. Love the peanut butter chocolate combo with that candy crunch!

    1. Tina says:

      I’m obsessed with truffles now! Can’t wait to make them again. I think the peanut butter and chocolate combo will be my favorite though. 🙂

  3. i could pop the whole batch in my mouth and chow down on these yummies!!!

    1. Tina says:

      Lol, that’s awesome!

  4. Chocolate sure does rule!!! As do these truffles. WOW! They look amazing!! Your Halloween sprinkles are too cute.

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. Aw, these look adorable! And those pumpkin shaped sprinkles have to be the cutest thing ever!! Chocolate covered cookie dough that I can eat without getting sick?? I’m in!!
    Have a great weekend, Tina 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      These are seriously one of the most amazing things on earth! You too have a beautiful weekend. 🙂

  6. These truffles are beautiful! Reese’s Pieces are my favorite candy, so I would be unable to stop eating these.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Laura! I almost didn’t have enough Reese’s pieces for the truffles because I kept eating them while I was melting the chocolate. Lol. These are heavenly. One of my favorite creations yet. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Chocolate, peanut butter, and cookie dough all in one treat? Count me in! So cute for Halloween too!

    1. Tina says:

      Wahoo! Thanks much. 🙂

  8. Tina, if this was your first time doing these…you are a perfect Truffle Maker! These are not only pretty but they look divine!
    I am the same way with melting chocolate over a double boiler. It is the only way I will melt chocolate. I always seem to burn it in the microwave! Pinned (=
    Enjoy your weekend coming around the corner…and happy Friday!

    1. Tina says:

      You always make me smile with your lovely compliments. 🙂 Thanks so much. You too have a beautiful weekend!

  9. Kelly says:

    These are genius Tina – Reese’s pieces and cookie dough sound like the ultimate combination in truffles! They look so pretty and adorable! Great job on your first time making truffles – they’re the perfect Halloween candy:) Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend:)

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

      1. Nyx Diamond says:

        Can I use the chocolate truffles instead of Reese? Please reply Tina through my Yahoo! ID. kyle_xy_8@yahoo.com

  10. You have put my very favorite things into these truffles!! I want 3, and by 3 I mean 10!! 😉

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks. 🙂

  11. Oh wow, these sound so good! I love peanut butter and chocolate. And I’m sure the sweaty ones tasted just as good as the non-sweaty ones and besides I’m just amazed that you made truffles so no judging coming from here! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe…thanks. 🙂

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE truffles and cookie dough ones at that! Love that there are orange and yellow colors on the inside and outside!! I want these!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! These truffles are addicting…I wish I had some more right now. 🙂

  13. These are adorable and so festive Tina! Love the combination of cookie dough and Reese’s Pieces. YUM!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Anne! 🙂

  14. These are such cute truffles! Love how you decorated them with the Halloween sprinkles!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  15. Oh my goodness. My kids would gobble these up as fast as I can make them. They look real good!

    1. Tina says:

      Lol! They were quickly gone in my house…a sure winner. 🙂

  16. Ashley says:

    Oh man, I loveeee cookie dough truffles! These came out so cute and festive! And I want those sprinkles! Hope you had a great weekend!!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Ashley! My hubby and I just came back from a long weekend in Quebec City so it was an awesome weekend. 🙂

  17. Your truffles are so perfect!! Why don’t mine ever look like this??!! LOL

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Ashley! Let’s have a truffle making party. 😉

  18. These sound so good. I am definitely pinning!!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thank you. 🙂

  19. Monica says:

    Yes – chocolate rules!! And I’m so thankful for that! Love your very festive Halloween truffles. That’s my kind of Halloween treat.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! I had so much fun making them festive for Halloween. 🙂

  20. Joanne says:

    I’m kind of obsessed with Reese’s year-round, so these truffles need to happen soon!

    1. Tina says:

      I completely understand…I should invest in Reese’s stock. 😉

  21. shamene@sayitwithcake says:

    these look so delicious! Now I gotta make some! pimned

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe. That’s awesome, thanks! Let me know if you end up making it. 🙂

  22. I love that combo of flavors. They are so festive! (PS: Visiting from Show Stopper Saturday)

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks! Sat Show Stopper is a great meeting place. 🙂 Glad you stopped by!

  23. Maria says:

    Your truffles look beautiful! They sound so good, and would make for great little fall or Halloween treats packaged up in little bags!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! I love giving truffles away as gifts because not only are they delicious but they’re so pretty. 🙂

  24. Girl. You are speaking my language. Seriously!!! These are amazing!!! Eggless cookie dough is like a miracle food or something already. But with chocolate and Reese’s Pieces? WOW. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    1. Tina says:

      These truffles are definitely one of my favorite creations. Is it bad that I “mmm” out loud when I eat them? 😉

  25. Ok, seriously so impressed for it being your first shot at truffles! They look amazing, and I love reeses pieces! Totally going to have to try these for the holidays! Pinning, thanks Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much Krista! They are definitely perfect for the holidays. 🙂

  26. Yummy! What a sweet surprise having cookie dough in the middle of them!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

  27. Jen Nikolaus says:

    I need these truffles, like asap. They look so amazing, I’m drooling! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe on Saturday Night Fever! Pinning now…See you this Saturday!

    1. Tina says:

      Oh yes, these truffles are definitely a necessity! I love being a part of the Saturday Night Fever link party. 🙂

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