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Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Truffles

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Truffles is the next best thing to hit the TikTok trend as it combines Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes, and cream cheese that is then dipped in white chocolate and then festively decorated for the holidays. This is the perfect festive treat to enjoy that you can make pretty quickly. 

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Truffles

Break out the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes for another delicious and festive Christmas treat that you and your family will love. Recently we showed you how to transform Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes into a delicious Little Debbie Christmas Tree Dip and today we are transforming them into Christmas tree truffles. You will love that you can whip up about 48 Little Debbie Christmas Tree Truffles in about 20 minutes (minus cooling time). 

Little Debbie Christmas Truffles

These Christmas tree cake truffles make for great late night snacks, perfect gifts, or add some festive color to any holiday dessert table. 

Little Debbie Christmas Truffles

History of Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes have become a beloved holiday treat for many people, especially in the United States. These festive cakes are produced by McKee Foods Corporation, the company behind the Little Debbie brand. Here’s a brief history of the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes:

  1. Introduction: Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes were introduced in the early 1980s. The exact year of their introduction is not widely documented, but they quickly gained popularity as a seasonal snack.
  2. Iconic Design: The cakes are known for their iconic Christmas tree shape, complete with green icing and festive decorations. The cakes are often covered in a layer of white icing, resembling snow, and decorated with colorful sprinkles.
  3. Limited Edition: Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes are typically released as a limited edition seasonal product, available during the holiday season. They are part of a broader trend where companies create special holiday-themed versions of their popular products.
  4. Variations: Over the years, there have been variations of the Christmas Tree Cakes. Some include different flavors or additional decorations, but the classic white icing and Christmas tree shape remain a staple.
  5. Seasonal Tradition: Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes have become a nostalgic and traditional part of many families’ holiday celebrations. Their availability in stores during the Christmas season has made them a popular choice for festive snacking and sharing.
  6. Social Media Popularity: The cakes have gained a significant following on social media platforms, with fans expressing their excitement for the seasonal treat. Some people look forward to the release of Christmas Tree Cakes each year, and discussions about their availability often trend online.
  7. Cultural Impact: Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes have become a cultural phenomenon, symbolizing the holiday season for many individuals. The cakes are often featured in holiday-themed recipes and DIY projects, showcasing their enduring popularity.

It’s important to note that specific details about the history of Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes may vary, and the information provided here is based on general knowledge.

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Ingredients

2 (5 count) boxes vanilla Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes, crumbled

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature

1 (16 ounce) package white candy melts

¼ cup red candy melts, melted (optional)

Red and green colored sanding sugar

How to Make Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Truffles

  • Prepare a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cakes and cream cheese until well mixed.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, portion the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and roll into a smooth ball.
  • Optional: For best results, freeze the truffle balls prior to decorating.
  • Place the white candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the candy on high for 1 minute. Stir vigorously to allow the candy to continue melting with the residual heat. Return the candy to the microwave and heat in 15-second intervals, stirring well between each, until the candy mixture is smooth. If the candy melts are too thick, add up to 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening or coconut oil and stir well.
  • Dip each ball into the white candy melts and tap to remove the excess melted candy. Place the cookie ball on the prepared cookie sheet and immediately decorate with sprinkles.
  • If desired, transfer the melted red candy into a piping bag with the corner snipped. Drizzle over the cookie balls.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until firm. Keep stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper.
Little Debbie Christmas Truffles

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You will want to add your truffle balls to the fridge or freeze them prior to dipping them in the chocolate. This helps keep them stuck together as you dip them in the chocolate. 
  • We highly recommend using a skewer to dip your truffles in the chocolate. This helps them to get nicely coated with chocolate. 
  • Feel free to use Chocolate Christmas tree cakes to switch up the flavor. 
  • This recipe uses white candy melts, but can use chocolate or another color/ flavor if you prefer. 
  • You can double the recipe. 
Little Debbie Christmas Truffles

Storage

Store your leftover Little Debbie Christmas Tree truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to separate the layers with waxed paper to prevent them from sticking. 

Little Debbie Christmas Truffles

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these Christmas tree cake truffles ahead of time. In fact, it is best to make them the day before and let them set up in the fridge overnight. Be sure to keep them in a single layer until the chocolate hardens.

little debbie christmas tree cake truffles

When Do Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Come Out

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes are typically released for the holiday season, which usually begins in late fall. However, the specific release dates can vary each year, and the availability may depend on your location and the policies of local retailers.

To find out the exact release date for Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes in a specific year and location, it’s best to check with local grocery stores, supermarkets, or the official Little Debbie website. They often announce the seasonal products and release dates closer to the holiday season. Keep an eye out for announcements or check with your favorite retailers as the holidays approach.

Little Debbie Christmas Truffles
little debbie christmas tree cake truffles
Little Debbie Christmas Truffles

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Truffles

Little Debbie Christmas Truffles is the next best thing to hit the Tik Tok trend as it combines Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes, and cream cheese that is then dipped in white chocolate and then festively decorated for the holidays. This is the perfect festive treat to enjoy that you can make pretty quickly.

Ingredients

  • 2 (5 count) boxes of vanilla Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes, crumbled
  • 1 (8 ounces) package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (16 ounce) package of white candy melts
  • ¼ cup red candy melts, melted (optional)
  • Red and green colored sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the cakes and cream cheese until well mixed.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop, portion the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and roll them into a smooth ball.
  4. Optional: For best results, freeze the truffle balls prior to decorating.
  5. Place the white candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the candy on high for 1 minute. Stir vigorously to allow the candy to continue melting with the residual heat. Return the candy to the microwave and heat in 15-second intervals, stirring well between each, until the candy mixture is smooth. If the candy melts are too thick, add up to 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening or coconut oil and stir well.
  6. Dip each ball into the white candy melts and tap to remove the excess melted candy. Place the cookie ball on the prepared cookie sheet and immediately decorate it with sprinkles.
  7. If desired, transfer the melted red candy into a piping bag with the corner snipped. Drizzle over the cookie balls.
  8. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until firm. Keep stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper.

Notes

Yield: about 48 balls

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