Crazy for Crust

41
Jun 29

Taffy Truffles

Move over Oreo Truffles, there’s a new candy in town: Taffy Truffles, made out of Mother’s Taffy Cookies!

Taffy Truffles - 3 ingredients make truffles out of Mother's Taffy Cookies!

Can we talk for a minute about towels? Because it has so much to do with these truffles.

{I’m lying. It doesn’t. I just want to vent.}

Why is it so hard for a kid to hang up a wet towel? WHY?

Step one: Dry off.

Step two: Hang up towel on hook, yes, hook, that your parents provide for you so you didn’t have to hang it on a towel bar because obviously using a towel bar is for highly intelligent educated adults.

Step three: Throw towel on floor wherever you dry off: bathroom, hallway, bedroom, garage.

Step four: Mom cleans room and finds dry crunchy towels buried in piles of “I put it away” laundry.

WHY? Is it really that hard to hang it on a hook?

/rant

Whew, sorry. Had to get that off my chest. Now, truffles.

Taffy Truffles - 3 ingredients make truffles out of Mother's Taffy Cookies!

Several years ago my mother-in-law reintroduced me to Mother’s Taffy Cookies. And by reintroduced I mean I ate an entire package in a weekend visit. Since then I realized that I must stay on the wagon – I can’t even buy them.

As it is, you’ll notice this recipe calls for 8 Taffy Cookies. Why 8? Why not 10? Because in the two days it took me to get to this recipe after buying them there were only 10 left in the package and I needed two for props.

It’s hard to describe what the flavor even is, except that it’s got coconut in it. The cookie is crunchy and tastes like brown sugar and toasted coconut. The filling is sweet and creamy, like Oreo filling, but better. The front of the package boasts “Dulce de Leche” but, honestly, all I get is coconut.

Oreo Truffles are all the rage these days and I’ve made my share. I’ve covered them with peanut butter and made them into s’mores. And about a year ago I bought a bag of these Taffy Cookies to make Taffy Truffles out of them but a few days went by and I ran out.

#addicted #ontheTaffyCookieWagon

Anyway, these are the same thing as an Oreo Truffle, but made with a different cookie. This same method works with 99% of cookies, BTW. You just have to adjust the amount of cream cheese you use depending on the filling or dryness of the cookie itself.

This recipe has 4 ingredients and comes together in literally minutes. If you love Taffy Cookies, you’ll love these more. They have all the flavor but are soft and sweet like a truffle.

There are so many recipes I want to make with these cookies but I know if I buy a pack I run the risk of never actually making a recipe with them. So buyer beware. :)

Moral of the story: go buy these cookies, and make these truffles. If you love Oreos truffles but you also love coconut, I guarantee you’ll LOVE these.

Taffy Truffles - 3 ingredients make truffles out of Mother's Taffy Cookies!

Make yourself a batch and then go pick up towels. It’s what I did.

Taffy Truffles

Yield: About 15 truffles

Taffy Truffles

Ingredients

  • 8 Taffy Cookies (Mother’s brand)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (regular or low-fat)
  • 6-8 ounces Candiquik (vanilla or chocolate) or similar product (you can also use baking chocolate)
  • Sprinkles or toasted coconut for topping

Instructions

  1. Grind the cookies and cream cheese in a food processor until a ball forms. Scoop 1 tablespoon sized scoops of the mixture and roll into balls. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. When ready to dip, melt your candy according to package directions. (Use these helpful tips for dipping.) Dip each truffle, tapping off the excess and place back on your wax paper lined cookie sheet. Top with sprinkles or toasted coconut for topping. Chill until set.

Notes

To toast coconut: place coconut in a small frying pan. Cook over low heat, stirring often, until it starts to brown. Immediately remove to a plate or a bowl to cool. Do not walk away from the stove; it can burn in an instant.

Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2014/06/taffy-truffles/

S’more Oreo Truffles

Smore Oreo Truffles (5 of 6)w

Coconut Cream Truffles

Coconut Cream Truffles (6 of 7)

Maple Walnut Truffles

maple walnut truffles (6 of 7)w

Tutorial: How To Dip Candy & Truffles without tears

fb How To Dip Candy and Truffles Video Tutorial

Sweets from friends:
Red Velvet Truffle Bark by Something Swanky
Circus Animal Cookie Dough Truffle Bars by Beyond Frosting
Thin Mint Truffle Bark by Wine & Glue

 

signature

    Pin It

41 Responses to “Taffy Truffles”

  1. Medeja posted on June 29, 2014 at 3:33 am (#)

    These truffles look so yummy and with only few ingredients!

    Reply

  2. Mir posted on June 29, 2014 at 4:17 am (#)

    Are these cookies a west coast thing? I’ve never seen them before and they look amazing!
    The towel thing…I hear ya, sister, and I’ve given up. Even my husband dumps wet towels all over the place. I’m just gonna be a martyr!

    Reply

  3. Librarian Lavender posted on June 29, 2014 at 5:09 am (#)

    Great recipe! I’ve never tasted something like this and can’t wait to try it!

    Reply

  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on June 29, 2014 at 6:16 am (#)

    Oh girl, I seriously understand your towel frustration. In addition to the towels on the floor every day from showers, my two swimmers have wet towels in the swim bags. That either stay there until day two (yuck) or end up on the floor in the laundry room (even though there is a laundry basket just for this reason in the laundry room). So frustrating. You can have all the organization in the world, but I can’t help my lazy kids.
    Now….these truffles. YUMMMERS

    Reply

  5. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on June 29, 2014 at 7:32 am (#)

    I have never heard of or had these toffee cookies??! They sound fantastic! So I feel like for me it’s gonna be:
    step 1. try some mother’s taffy cookies
    step 2: make these taffy truffles
    step 3: happiness.

    Reply

  6. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) posted on June 29, 2014 at 9:11 am (#)

    Gosh girl these look like so much darn fun!

    Reply

  7. Danielle posted on June 29, 2014 at 9:40 am (#)

    I’ve never tried these cookies before, but I’ll have to look for them. Oreo truffles are delicious, I’m sure these are too. Beautiful pictures!

    Reply

  8. Pingback: bit.ly

  9. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on June 29, 2014 at 10:35 am (#)

    HA! I love your justification for only 8 cookies in the recipe! So funny! Thanks for the link love.

    Reply

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on June 29, 2014 at 10:44 am (#)

    You make the best truffles! And you have So many!! versions! You clearly have way more patience than I do :) I would inhale these. That gooey, soft center, the white choc, the coconut..yes! And I love the photography in this post. So, so pretty! Especially the top down shot (pinned!)

    Reply

  11. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} posted on June 29, 2014 at 11:11 am (#)

    Imagine the towel thing times 3, because yes, my kids do the exact. same. thing! Not only that, the wet towels end up growing new species of mould. I’m so sick of repeating myself like a broken record player every damn day. They have to do a food diary for whatever they eat every day too. How hard is it to actually do as you’re told without being told 1,4985,396,698,496 times? Serously.

    I’ve never heard of these taffy cookies, but boy do they look good, ‘almost’ as good as your truffles. Because making things into trufflles make everything better!

    Reply

  12. Renee @ Two in the Kitchen posted on June 29, 2014 at 11:21 am (#)

    Dorothy, you are cracking me up about the towels!! I have never had Mother’s Taffy Cookies, going to have to look for them. These truffles look delicious!! :)

    Reply

  13. How to Philosophize with Cake posted on June 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm (#)

    Those look amazing! I love taffy, but everything tastes better in truffle form. :)

    Reply

  14. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron posted on June 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm (#)

    You make the prettiest truffles around! These are so gorgeous and sound amazing! Pinned :) Hope you are having a great weekend!

    Reply

  15. sheila @ Sweet Baked Life posted on June 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm (#)

    Dorothy — I have always loved those taffy cookies (so darn yummy) and your truffles look delish! And I hear you about the wet towel thing — my kiddo does the same thing. Also, what about that even though there are several laundry baskets around the house (including one in his bathroom), they can’t seem to find that either! :)

    Reply

  16. Lisa posted on June 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm (#)

    We do not have those kind of cookies in Philadelphia ( or at least I’ve never seen them) but I can totally sympathize with you on the wet towels. I have 2 teenage boys and lots of hooks on the bathroom door and find towels everywhere but the hooks! Very frustrating.

    Reply

  17. Kristen posted on June 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm (#)

    I have never heard of these cookies but now I won’t be able to rest until I find them! Yum!
    And wet towels? YES. So annoying!

    Reply

  18. Crystal posted on June 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm (#)

    Your towel frustration cracked me up because I have been there. I want to encourage you that it gets better as they get older…especially if you make them wash all their clothes for not taking proper care of them :) They learn quickly to put things where they belong :) Thanks for the recipe! Super yummy!!

    Reply

  19. Mary Frances posted on June 29, 2014 at 5:31 pm (#)

    Haha … oh whoops, that’s me ;) Just kidding, I’ve finally reached the mark of the highly intelligent, but I’ve left my fair share of crunchy towels on the floor. Gave my dad fits :)
    NOW these truffles. I have honestly never heard of taffy cookies, like, I really feel deprived! They look SO good and what a fun way to use them! Pinning!

    Reply

  20. Michelle @ Life on the Horizon posted on June 29, 2014 at 7:06 pm (#)

    Oh yum!

    Reply

  21. Joshua Hampton posted on June 29, 2014 at 9:04 pm (#)

    These truffles look so good. I could inhale these….

    Reply

  22. Melanie @ Carmel Moments posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:28 am (#)

    Ohhh…they sound yummy and so easy. Love easy things in life. :)
    Have a marvelous week!

    Reply

  23. Ashton posted on June 30, 2014 at 6:55 am (#)

    Ok, so I have never EVER heard of Taffy Cookies!!!! But it seems like I need to hop on Amazon and order some, because I clearly need a new cookie addiction. And truffles are always a good idea when it comes to cookies, so these are obviously genius :)

    Reply

  24. Rachel Cooks posted on June 30, 2014 at 11:41 am (#)

    I’ve never heard of Mother’s Taffy Cookies — I gotta hunt these down.

    Reply

  25. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on June 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm (#)

    I’ve never heard of those cookies, but they sound delicious! And there’s nothing worse than a wet towel that didn’t get hung and starts to smell musty.

    Reply

  26. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking posted on June 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm (#)

    Is it just me or do husbands sometimes have the same inability to pick up wet towels?! Maybe it’s just mine…sigh So annoying

    These truffles look delicious. I have no idea what taffy cookies are, but I know I have to find them! Immediately! Not next week, not next month. Tomorrow. And I will reserve 8 for these truffles ;-)

    Reply

  27. Kayla posted on June 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm (#)

    These look sooo delicious! And I love them being truffles because that means they are bite sized ^.^

    Reply

  28. Wendy posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:45 pm (#)

    First you introduced me to the ease of making fudge….multiple flavors. Now truffles! Would you believe I have never made any?! So easy and so many possibilities. I may need a new pinterest board. :) These look like fun to make and eat! I will be looking for taffy cookies the next time I am in the cookie aisle!

    Reply

  29. Heather @ French Press posted on June 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm (#)

    I’ve never heard of or had a mothers taffy cookie, but now I need to, and Oh My God, YES, Stella refuses to hang up a towel…EVER, and she uses like four every single day :( is it back to school yet

    Reply

  30. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm (#)

    AHHH the towels!!! My guy does the same exact thing!! Leaves the wet ones on the bathroom floor, on the bed, on the back of the sofa, on a dining room chair… And he rarely bothers to hang up the towel-like bathmat, so that never dries either. I feel like a mom already, even though I’m younger than him. Boo! But hey, at least the truffles made a bad situation a little sweeter. I bet you could’ve justified eating Jordan’s share for the extra calories it took to walk up and down the stairs and hang up towels! ;)

    Reply

  31. Consuelo - Honey & Figs posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:22 am (#)

    These truffles look absolutely delicious! I’ll take seven thousands, please ;)

    Reply

  32. Tonia posted on July 1, 2014 at 7:55 am (#)

    I’ve never heard of Taffy Cookies but now I’ve to try them! Your truffles look fantastic!

    Reply

  33. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:47 pm (#)

    I have never had one of these cookies before. Looks good!

    Reply

  34. Pamela posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:32 pm (#)

    OMG, those are the best cookies ever! Those and English Tea. Thank you for sharing this recipe as I will be making them this weekend.

    Reply

  35. DebbieL posted on July 2, 2014 at 12:52 am (#)

    I’ve never heard of these cookies before! I live in VA. Do you suppose they only sell them on the west coast?? How can I get these yummy cookies? I want to make these truffles NOW!!! Thanks for all your great recipes!

    Reply

  36. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:05 am (#)

    Aargh, the towels – the hubs does that and drives me bonkers haha! But oh my gosh, these truffles!!! You make the prettiest truffles and these taffy cookies sound amazing! Pinning :)

    Reply

  37. Kristyn posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:06 am (#)

    YUMMY!! These look so good and addicting. PINNED! :D

    Reply

  38. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife posted on July 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm (#)

    I totally hear ya on the kids not hanging up their towels! Someday they’ll have kids of their own who will do it to them! Mwahaha! ;) These truffles would totally disappear in my house! They look fantastic!

    Reply

  39. Pingback: Oreo Truffles {plus a Truffle Dipping Tutorial} - Something Swanky

  40. Pingback: Top 21 No-Bake Cookies to Make this Summer - Mom it Forward

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *