I am not a huge sweets eater. Cakes, cookies, pies… really not my thing. Even when I make Cake Pops I give most all of them away. Sweets have just never been my “thing.” However… I do have one major weakness when it comes to sweets. COOKIE DOUGH. Ever since I was a little girl I remember having an obsession with eating cookie dough. I would sneak into the refrigerator at my grandmother’s house and pinch off a bite almost every night! When I saw a recipe for No Bake Cookie Dough Truffles I had to try them – but instead of normal chocolate chips I wanted to add something a little more festive.
No Bake M&M Cookie Dough Truffles
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
2 cups milk chocolate chips or candy melts
1 tube of Mini M&M’s… or two, if you like them as much as I do.
Beat butter and sugars and in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed for two to three minutes. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt and mix on low speed. Gently stir in M&Ms by hand – over stirring may cause colors to run.
Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
When dough is firm enough to handle, coat your hands with flour and form dough into 1″ balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place sheets in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips or candy melts in microwave stirring every 30 seconds until it is completely melted. Using a fork dip cookie balls into chocolate to cover. Be sure to tap fork on side of pan to let drip and remove any excess coating, and return to waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until set.
Makes approximately 40 truffles.
These little guys were a huge hit around our house and they are so simple to make, even Midge helped out. They also work great in a pinch when you need something to take to a holiday party without spending a fortune. And unlike real cookie dough which has raw eggs, this is a much safer alternative to noshing a tube of real cookie dough.
What is your weakness when it comes to sweets?
Want another easy and amazing recipe for M&Ms? Check out my Chewy M&M Cookies Recipe !