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

Taffy Truffles cut in half sitting on top of a wooden board

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?


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

taffy truffles cut in half collage

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 truffle cut in half overhead shot

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

Taffy Truffles sitting on top of a wooden board

Taffy Truffles

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  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Last Updated on May 13, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. These truffles look absolutely delicious! I’ll take seven thousands, please 😉

  2. 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! 😉

  3. 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

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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.

  8. 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 🙂

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