Caramel Apple Truffles Recipe

I made these Caramel Apple Truffles as part of a sponsored post for Musselman’s Apple Butter.

Caramel Apple Truffle Recipe

 We had another gorgeous fall weekend here in Minnesota. On Saturday, the whole family raked leaves in our yard. In the evening we had an autumn get-together with friends. We visited, carved pumpkins and ate all sorts of delicious fall treats from popcorn balls and caramel apples to pumpkin pie and hot apple cider. Of course I wanted to bring something fun to share with everyone and decided to make Caramel Apple Truffles. Everyone raved about the truffles and there weren’t any left to bring home once the evening was over. What was my secret ingredient? Musselman’s Apple Butter!

Musselmans Apple Butter

Musselman’s Apple Butter is so much more than a spread. It can be used in savory dishes from baked beans to BBQ wings and in sweet dishes from cheesecake to cinnamon buns. For this caramel apple truffle recipe you will need Mussleman’s Apple Butter, cream cheese, soft cream caramels and vanilla sandwich cookies.

Oreo Truffles Recipe

Finely crush 33 vanilla sandwich cookies, remove 1/4 cup and set aside for garnish. I used my food processor, but a food chopper or even a rolling pin would work as well.  Mix in four ounces of softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup of Musselman’s Apple Butter until well combined. This can be done in a food processor, a mixer or can even be stirred by hand.

Scoop Truffles

Scoop out about one tablespoon of the mixture, add a caramel and roll the mixture around the caramel to form a ball.

Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles

Place the balls on a pan that is covered with waxed paper. Put the rolled truffles in the freezer for about 15 minutes (or in the fridge for 30 minutes) until firm.

Dipped Truffles

Melt vanilla almond bark in the microwave according to the directions on the package. Use a fork to dip the truffles in the almond bark. Gently tap off the excess almond bark. If the almond bark in the bowl starts to harden, reheat it in the microwave at 10 second intervals.

How To Dip Truffles

Use a small, thin knife or a toothpick to carefully push the truffles off of the fork and onto a silicon mat or a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle with crushed vanilla sandwich cookies immediately after placing the truffles on the mat, before the almond bark hardens. This will add some texture to the truffles and help to hide any imperfections.

Caramel Apple Truffles Recipe

Put the truffles in the fridge and allow the almond bark to harden completely.

Caramel Apple Truffles

Store the truffles in the fridge, but remove them about 30 minutes before serving to allow the caramel in the center to soften.

Caramel Truffle Recipe

Regular sandwich cookie and cream cheese truffles are good, but when you add Musselman’s Apple Butter and stuff the truffles with caramel, they move to a whole new level of delicious. Everyone at the fall get-together loved them! 

Caramel Apple Truffles Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 23 truffles
Ingredients
  • 33 vanilla sandwich cookies
  • ¼ cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 23 soft cream caramels
  • 12 oz vanilla almond bark (6 squares or ½ of a 24 oz package)
Instructions
  1. Finely crush 30 vanilla sandwich cookies, remove ¼ cup and set aside for garnish.
  2. Mix in four ounces of softened cream cheese and ¼ cup of Musselman’s Apple Butter until well combined.
  3. Scoop about one tablespoon of the mixture, add a caramel and roll the mixture around the caramel to form a ball.
  4. Place the balls on a pan that is covered with waxed paper. Put the rolled truffles in the freezer for about 15 minutes (or in the fridge for 30 minutes) until firm.
  5. Melt vanilla almond bark (or candy coating) in the microwave according to the directions on the package.
  6. Dip the truffles in the vanilla almond bark. (If the almond bark in the bowl starts to harden, reheat it in the microwave at 10 second intervals.)
  7. Set the dipped truffles on a silicon mat or a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle with crushed vanilla sandwich cookies immediately after placing the truffles on the mat, before the almond bark hardens.
  8. Store the truffles in the fridge, but remove them about 30 minutes before serving to allow the caramels in the center to soften.

Looking for more apple butter recipes? Visit Musselman.com where you can download a free Apple Butter Recipe Book. Also, be sure to check out the Musselman’s blogger Pinterest board for some fall inspiration. #BetterWithAppleButter

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Comments

  1. Elaine says

    I’m sorry, I am not sure what a cream caramel is? I know this is a Musselman’s project, but can you supply a brand name for the caramels so I can figure out what to buy for this recipe?

    • Tonia says

      Yes, use whatever you would normally use for dipping. When I melt white chocolate chips, I add one tablespoon of shortening per one cup of chips. Enjoy! ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Hi Anna,
      I used Lancaster Soft Cremes. The regular Kraft ones might work, but they are bigger in size and more chewy. Happy Baking!
      ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Hi Abigail,
      Yes, I would store these in the fridge. They will hold up for a few hours outside the fridge, so it depends on how long the gifts would be out of the fridge. Best of luck!
      ~Tonia

  2. Deanna Middendorf says

    Well, if I can stop myself from just eating spoonfuls or putting it on bread then I really want to make Caramel Apple Truffles Recipe
    you posted. That looks so so so so amazing.

  3. wen budro says

    Lord have mercy….those truffles look amazing. I want to make those….hopefully they will look and taste as good as yours. I also add Musselmans to chicken and ribs….yum.

  4. Annmarie W. says

    I never think to make anything with apple butter…I usually just like it on my toast. But these truffles look delicious…I may need to make those!

  5. Nancy says

    I think apple cinnamon muffins would be great with some apple butter stirred in the batter. I’d spread apple butter on the baked muffins, too!

  6. angelica says

    HI! I am going to make these today, what brand are the caramels? I bought one named Lancaster at Target. I think I am going to top with chopped nuts too!

    • Tonia says

      Hi Angelica,
      Yes, I used the Lancaster caramels too! The chopped nuts sound like the perfect addition to the truffles! Enjoy!
      ~Tonia

  7. lissa crane says

    I would love to try your or the Spiced Apple Cake with Orange Glaze! They both look delish and my kids would love it too!

  8. sharon drueen says

    I love apple butter. Are these hard to make? I’ve never had much luck with the vanilla bark part of recipes. It never seems to heat/melt right in the microwave.

  9. Donna Teller says

    I love apple butter on toast but recently I have been eating bagels a lot and I think apple butter would be delicious on bagels.

  10. Rhonda Burton says

    I think I might try to make apple butter cookies or even mimic your recipe because that looks SO delicious!

  11. Tiffany Greene Elliott says

    I would love to try to make the caramel apple truffles!! I love caramel and apples so the truffles looks amazing!! Thank you!!

  12. Pamela says

    I am definitely gonna make these caramel apple truffles. I also will make an apple cake using Musselmans applebutter.

  13. Kathlyne says

    I like putting fruit butters into my plain greek yoghurt. This truffle recipe is so interesting. I may have to try it!

  14. Wehaf says

    Does just spreading the apple butter on toast count as making something? That’s how I like my apple butter. 🙂

  15. David says

    We usually just eat our apple butter on toast or biscuits, but they have a recipe for an apple cake with orange glaze that is definitely worth trying.

  16. says

    I can’t tell you how much I love these! They are so pretty and the caramel and apple butter sounds incredible together! Can’t wait to give them a try!

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