Tired of making the same-old standby holiday cookies every year? You know the ones. Sugar cookies. Chocolate chip. A Reese’s peanut butter cup in the center of a peanut butter cookie as a “surprise.”
Try something new this year and consider the truffle instead. Truffles are bite-size treats, typically chocolate and cream, that are perfect for parties. Or gifts. Or making and eating all on your own. They seem gourmet, but are totally easy to make, and luckily for you, there are tons of recipes around the internet, so you’re bound to find a flavor that sounds exactly up your alley.
Ready to give them a shot? We put together some particularly fall-festive truffles. Think pumpkin spice, pecan pie and maple-bacon flavors. Oh, yeah. If your mouth isn’t watering yet, wait until you see the pictures.
Shuffle on over and check out these tasty truffle recipes.
#2/15:Pumpkin spice truffles
If fall is all about pumpkin spice for you, then these truffles make the perfect treat.
#3/15:Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles
Chocolate chip cookie dough now wrapped in a delicious chocolate truffle shell.
Brownies are pretty universally beloved, and even more so when you make them bite-size.
Absolutely decadent, these chocolate truffles are made with Kahlúa, a Mexican coffee-vanilla spirit combination.
Lemon créme Oreos are part of what give these lemon truffles their zest... and mean there's no oven required.
#7/15:Pecan pie truffles
Out with the pumpkin, in with the pecan. Maple syrup gives these truffles extra fall-appropriate flavor.
Feeling eager for candy canes? Try these peppermint truffles to ease your craving.
It's easy to overdo it with bacon on sweets, but these maple-bacon truffles get the balance perfect.
#10/15:No-bake tiramisu truffles
An Italian custard dessert, tiramisu works is even better when it's covered in semisweet chocolate.
Hit your Girl Scout Cookie craving in the off season with these Samoa copycat truffles.
#12/15:Vegan chocolate truffles
These dark chocolate truffles are so good you won't even need to mention they're totally vegan.
#13/15:White chocolate-raspberry truffles
These white chocolate-raspberry truffles get clever and use a coffee creamer to give them their flavor.
#14/15:White chocolate-peppermint truffles
Get a head start on Christmas with these festive white chocolate-pepperment truffles.
#15/15:Gingerbread Oreo truffles
Gingerbread is not for just for houses. It's also for these adorable gingerbread truffles.