This Caramel Apple Truffles recipe has the delicious fall flavors of apples and caramels in a bite-sized treat! These yummy truffles are easy to make!
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.
How To Make Caramel Apple Truffles
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 apple butter until well combined. This can be done in a food processor, a mixer or can even be stirred by hand.
Scoop out about one tablespoon of the mixture, add a caramel and roll the mixture around the caramel to form a ball.
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.
Melt vanilla almond bark in the microwave according to the directions on the package. Use a fork to dip the caramel apple 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.
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.
Put the caramel apple truffles in the fridge and allow the almond bark to harden completely.
Store the truffles in the fridge, but remove them about 30 minutes before serving to allow the caramel in the center to soften.
Regular sandwich cookie and cream cheese bites are good, but when you add apple butter and stuff the treats with caramel, they move to a whole new level of delicious. Everyone will love these caramel apple truffles!
Here are some more of my apple recipes to check out:
Bloomin’ Baked Apple | Caramel Apple In A Jar | Caramel Apple Mousse Cake
How far in advance can these be made? Thanks!
I wouldn’t make them more than a week in advance. Be sure to store them in a sealed container in the fridge. Best of luck!
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?
Hi, Elaine! It’s been more than a year since I posted this recipe, but I believe I used Lancaster Caramel Soft Cremes. Best of luck! ~Tonia
Hello, can I substitute the cookies for a vanilla cake?
Yes, you should be able to do that but I’m not sure about the measurements. Here is a recipe that you could use as a reference: http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/02/red-velvet-cream-cheese-cake-truffles.html Best of luck! ~Tonia
We don’t have vanilla almond bark in Australia – would it be best just to use white chocolate?
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
Amy York says
When you crush the cookies do you use the cookie and the middle filling?
Yes, you use both of them (the whole cookie)! Happy Thanksgiving! ~Tonia
What kind of caramels do you use? Would regular Kraft ones work, or do they need to be softer?
I used Lancaster Soft Cremes. The regular Kraft ones might work, but they are bigger in size and more chewy. Happy Baking!
I was wondering if these have to be in the fridge? If they don’t I was planing on giving these as gifts
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!
Spiced Apple Cake looks really good to me. I love Apple Butter.
I’m going to make an apple spice cake.
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.
angela saver says
I would make Apple Butter Pancakes!
Katie Bellamy says
I would make the Apple Butter Hotcakes! Yummy!
Heather Swarthout says
Apple Butter Cheesecake.. omg.. that sounds absolutely amazing!
Darlene Owen says
I would make an apple butter cake.
I would like to make Banana Apple Streusel Muffins.
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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.
laurie brown says
I wanna try the truffles!
Annmarie W. says
I pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/161355599125028621/
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!
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!
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