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: