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Kool-Aid Truffles

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These chocolate-dipped truffles have creamy sweet centers made with the unique flavors of Kool-Aid drink mixes!  Your kids will love them!!!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese (softened to room temperature!)
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 cups of white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (0.16oz) packet of Kool-Aid drink mix (any flavor- see my choices below)
  • 2 bags of Wiltons Candy Melts in White chocolate or Dark chocolate
  • Sprinkles, cookie crumbles or colored candy melts (I used Blue and Red)

Blue Raspberry Truffle

Lemon-Lime and Graham Cracker Truffle

Chocolate-covered Black Cherry Truffle

White chocolate Mango-Peach Truffle

DIRECTIONS:

    • Cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar and Kool-Aid in a large mixing bowl.
    • Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments (stirring in between) until smooth and creamy.
    • Add melted chips and vanilla to cream cheese mixture and combine until completely smooth.
    • Refrigerate for at least one hour.
    • Remove mixture from refrigerator and use a small cookie scoop to make small balls of filling (I placed these on a plate and put them back in the fridge to chill while I prepared my chocolate to dip)
    • Melt the Wilton’s Candy Melts in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and creamy.
    • Dip chilled balls of filling in the melted chocolate, draining away excess and placing on parchment paper to harden (if you want pictures of how I dip things click here for a previous recipe)
    • Decorate with sprinkles, cookie crumbles or drizzles of fun colored chocolate. 

My thoughts:  These are so much fun to make!!  I just love them.  I actually divided the recipe in half (and used just 1/2 of a packet of Kool-Aid) so that I could try lots of flavors and not make 4 full batches.  One batch makes quite a few truffles- about 40 if you use a small cookie scoop to measure them out.  

My warning????  These are SO sweet. (SOOOOOOOO sweet!)  They almost make your teeth hurt they are so sweet.  They are great with a cup of coffee though, and they will cure you of your sugar cravings fast!  

Dipping them in chocolate is always the hard part if you haven’t done much candy making.  Keeping the fillings chilled helps and (of course) practice helps.  They are MUCH easier to dip than cake pops though.  If you don’t want to dip them, I’d suggest chopping chocolate up fine (or cookie bits, or candy bits) and just rolling the finished truffle filling in toppings instead.  Be amazing and create your own flavor combinations– I’d LOVE to hear about what you and your family create!!!  Enjoy!  -r

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Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing! www.easybaked.net

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  1. I love the color and flavor combinations, especially the white chocolate mango peach one! My daughter would go crazy for these. Your photography presentation is amazing too :)

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  2. What a great idea and the flavors are endless!

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  3. These are so cool!! I love kool-aid and this is such a fun way to use it!

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  5. That’s so creative! And I love the presentation. Awesome!!

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  6. They look amazing!! You really do have a gift at creating the most eye pleasing sweets.

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  7. Hi there!
    Have you tried cutting the sweetness with a small bit of white vinegar? I’ve found that I can use this in my buttercreams (Especially when I’m making my maple syrup ones that are super super sweet) to give it a little balance. If I need to thicken, I tend to use a tiny bit of corn starch mixed in with the powdered sugar. It’s pretty taste neutral and helps keep the consistency while not making more sugar (thus more sweet) added.

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    • Thanks for the great tips! I’ve never tried either of these ideas– but I will certainly try them in the future! I love my readers— you guys are always giving me such great ideas!!!!

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  8. Hi! I love your recipes!
    I have a question though, how long do you suppose these can last in room temperature after serving? Should they always be kept chilled?

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    • Hi!!! Thank you! I keep mine in the fridge until just an hour or so before I serve them. Everyone loves them cold- but I like them a little softer at room temp. I think they’d be good in the fridge for awhile- several weeks at least! Enjoy!!!!

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  9. Wow those look super amazing! I have the biggest sweet tooth ever so these just may work for me. And the flavor combinations are endless… and amazing!!

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  10. I am going to try a dark chocolate orange, and white chocolate piña-pineapple. The sound SO FUN!

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