Funfetti used to be one of those things for me.
I could take it or leave it. I liked it, but I didn't love it. It wasn't my first dessert choice, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered to me [mainly because I wouldn't turn down any dessert offered to me]. But I made these funfetti cookie dough brownies a few weeks ago and they have converted me into a funfetti lover.
Maybe I don't love funfetti cake or everything funfetti, but I for sure love this funfetti cookie dough and I'm making a personal effort to use that funfetti cookie dough in as many different desserts as I can possibly make. These truffles are the first of those desserts and they're a really fantastic start.
I don't love making truffles because dipping each truffle in chocolate is a tedious and tiring job. BUT. I always love the outcome. They taste delicious plus they're really cute because it's just about mandatory to decorate with sprinkles. Also, I mean, the center of these is straight cookie dough and what's not to love about that!??
Seriously. Make some cookie dough [I'm thinking that funfetti is my favorite, but you could go with chocolate chip cookie dough or peanut butter cookie dough or really any kind of cookie dough that you love!], roll in balls, chill, dip in chocolate, add sprinkles. Then devour as many as you can. Or you can share them with people that you kinda like.
Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffles
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups funfetti cake mix
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk
3 teaspoons colorful sprinkles
3/4 cup chocolate chips
2 cups chocolate chips
2-4 teaspoons canola oil
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla extract and mix with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add in the cake mix, flour and milk and blend until combined. Stir in the sprinkles and chocolate chips. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 15-25 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and roll the dough into 1" balls and place the balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Chill for at least 2 hours.
In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips in 30-second increments. Add the canola oil and stir until smooth. Dip each chilled ball into the melted chocolate and then place back on baking sheet. Immediately add sprinkles, if desired. Repeat this process with each ball of cookie dough. Let all the truffles sit until the chocolate is completely set. Serve immediately or place in airtight container and refrigerate until serving.
(adapted from: life, love and sugar)
so pretty and colorful, right!?