Strawberry Jello Truffles

Strawberry Jello Truffles - Candy coated truffles with a strawberry melt-a-way center!

I remember a couple years ago when I mentioned to my husband that I had never received a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day before. The result? I received so many chocolates that year,  I had to take most of them to the office to share with my coworkers. He went a bit overboard.

Believe me, I wasn’t complaining, but it did make me giggle. I did let him know that just a small box would have been fine, but I thought it was sweet, first of all, that he even HEARD my request, and second of all, the fact that he wanted to go ABOVE AND BEYOND.

So now, every year when Valentine’s Day approaches, I think about his sweet gesture and it reminds me of the boat load of chocolates I received that year. There’s just something about chocolate, truffles and candy around Valentine’s Day that’s quite romantic and well, nostalgic. I’m not sharing a chocolate recipe today, however. Boo. Hiss. Right? Okay, stop it already. These Strawberry JELL-O Truffles are made with FIVE ingredients and they are NO-BAKE. Yep, you heard me. Let me say it again, NO-BAKE. I’m betting that you have all of the ingredients needed right in your pantry.

Strawberry Jello Truffles

  1. You start by mixing together cream cheese, JELL-O powder and powdered sugar.
  2. You refrigerate your truffle “dough” for about an hour.
  3. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls.

Strawberry JELL-O Truffles
Then you dip them into melted candy coating, put a few sprinkles on, maybe a conversation heart and you have what you see above. Yum.

Strawberry JELL-O Truffles
Allow me to zoom in a little closer. Do you see that mountain of candy coating? Yep. That’s how I like it.

Strawberry JELL-O Truffles

And this strawberry center. It just melts in your mouth. Seriously. Good. Who would have thought something as delicious as truffles were so easy to make? You really could experiment with different flavors of JELL-O for different occasions. Since I wanted to whip these up in honor of Valentine’s Day I used strawberry. How about lime for St. Patrick’s Day?

It’s just a fun twist on a traditional truffle. It’s a bit more spring/summer-like, don’t you think?

Strawberry JELL-O Truffles
These would also be fun for a birthday party, baby or wedding shower, the possibilities are endless. This recipe is SO easy, guys like my husband (who claim they can’t cook) could even whip these up and present them along with a sparkly diamond for a super sweet engagement. Are there any guys out there you think who would attempt to make some of these? I bet there are, especially if they’re head-over-heels in love and want to make the love of their life smile.

Whomever or whatever you make these truffles for, enjoy them and don’t forget the mountain of candy-coating – it’s essential. 🙂

Strawberry JELL-O Truffles
 
Serves: 24
 
Vanilla candy-coated truffles with a strawberry melt-a-way center!
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry JELL-O, powder-form
  • Vanilla candy coating
  • Candy sprinkles
Instructions
  1. With a mixer, mix together the cream cheese and the JELL-O powder.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time while continuing to mix until you achieve a stiff, thick consistency.
  3. Cover the truffle "dough" and refrigerate for an hour.
  4. Take about a tablespoon of the dough and roll into 1-inch balls, set aside.
  5. Melt your candy coating in the microwave, stirring occasionally until melted.
  6. Dip the truffle balls into the candy coating and set onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  7. Allow truffles to cool and candy coating to harden.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 3750 Fat: 81g Saturated fat: 47g Unsaturated fat: 23g Carbohydrates: 763g Sugar: 737g Sodium: 745mg Protein: 14g Cholesterol: 249mg

Comments

  1. Marlene Schlegel says:

    They look delicious and easy. Excellent idea for Valentines Day!

  2. I just made truffles for the first time. I agree it was much easier than I thought. I love your recipe & can’t wait to try it. Perfect for Valentine’s Day especially since my family ate the ones I just made! lol This time I’ll wait to make them closer to the day.

  3. These look so incredibly yummy, and I’m not even a strawberry fan! They also look simple enough that my 8th graders could try to make them in class for an activity. I’m so glad I found this–thank you for sharing!

    • I hope you do try these, Beth. They ARE super easy, and yummy! P.S. I’m not a huge strawberry fan either but I more than “taste-tested” these truffles!

  4. Mmm!! Looks great. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  5. Wow..these are ADORABLE!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Munching Mondays. We will be featuring them this week. Can’t wait to see you again 🙂 xoxo Nicole

  6. These look cute from beginning to end! I think I’ll try these for my daughter’s Valentine’s Day party at school next week.

    Thanks for sharing at #InspireMeMondays !

  7. Looks good. Kids love jello. Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party!

  8. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipes at The Pin Junkie! It’s part of today’s Valentine dessert roundup!

  9. I love this! It’s just perfect for the little valentine party I’m planning. Pinning! Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. I hope you can join us again this week, the party is live today.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  10. These look wonderful. I pinned it to my Valene’s Day board so I will have it this weekend when the grandkids come It looks easy enough for them to help me with. Thank you.

  11. Jane H (Limeade Gal) says:

    These are so pretty and sound absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing :). Pinning to make these for Valentine’s!

  12. These look so cute. I have been looking all over for cute Valentine’s recipes to surprise my girls this weekend. This just made #1 on my list. I hope they taste as good as they look. Thank you!

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