Hands up if you’re excited it’s nearly Easter! Me too! Four glorious days off work as we celebrate this special holiday, I can’t wait. It’s also the perfect time to get your baking mittens on. And today, I am sharing a delicious Easter treat – Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles. That’s right!
Mini caramel chocolate Easter eggs that are completely coated in sweet chocolate chip cookie dough and then dunked in silky dark chocolate. Throw on a few sprinkles and you have the sweetest Easter treat!
You need to make these quick before all the Easter eggs disappear from the supermarket shelves. The best part is you can use whatever mini Easter eggs you like, Creme Eggs, M&M’s, just plain chocolate ones. Sky’s the limit!
I made a stack of these and put them in my freezer, you know, to save them for a rainy day. But I can tell you, they are just as good frozen as they are fresh. There is nothing quite as scrumptious as a bite of frozen cookie dough. Am I right?
What are you baking this Easter? I made my Giant Easter Egg Cookie Cake a few weeks ago but I couldn’t wait to create one more special treat. If you aren’t already convinced that these truffles are for you, then just remember, they make the perfect Easter gift.
Trust me, your workmates will LOVE you.
Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles with a hidden Easter egg inside!
- 10 mini caramel filled Easter eggs
- 115 grams (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 150 grams (3/4 cup) caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 140 grams (1 cup) plain flour, heat treated*
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 75 grams (1/2 cup) milk chocolate chips
- 300 grams (2 cups) dark chocolate melts
- Sprinkles to decorate
- Roughly chop the butter into chunks and place in a mixing bowl, along with the sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar for a few minutes until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla and beat for 30 seconds or so. Then sift in the flour and gently stir with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough reaches your desired consistency. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for around 30 minutes.
- Peel the wrappers off your mini Easter eggs. Line a large tray with baking or parchment paper and take the cookie dough out of the fridge. Gently grab teaspoons of the cookie dough and then wrap it around each Easter egg. Then roll it into a smooth ball using your hands. Pop each one onto the prepared tray until all ten are done. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes – this will help you to achieve a nice smooth coating when it comes to the dipping.
- Place a small saucepan on a medium heat with about 5cm or 2 inches of water in the bottom. Pop the chocolate into a small heatproof bowl and place the bowl on top of the saucepan, ensuring the bottom of the bowl will not touch the water below. Gently stir as the steam slowly melts the chocolate and it becomes silky and smooth.
- Once the chocolate has completely melted, remove the saucepan from the heat but keep the bowl on top. Grab the truffles from the freezer and one at a time, pop them into the chocolate. Swirl each one around until it is fully coated and then lift it out with a fork and place it back onto the tray. Before the chocolate fully sets, pop a few sprinkles on top. Continue until you have done all ten truffles and then place them back into the fridge to fully set for another 20 minutes.
*Heat treated flour: If you prefer not to eat raw flour due to bacteria concerns, you can use heat treated flour. You can buy this as a product online. Or Sally’s Baking Addiction suggests the following method for heat treating flour at home.
- Spread your plain or all purpose flour onto a rimmed baking tray. Use a little more than the recipe calls for in case some clumps or discolours.
- Place in oven that’s preheated to 150 C (300 F). Stir flour occasionally and check every 2 minutes until the flour has reached 74 C (165 F). You can test this using an instant-read thermometer.
- Leave to cool completely. Then sift flour, discarding any lumps, and give it a quick whisk before using as per normal.