Packed with citrus flavor, these orange truffles taste just like orange creamsicles and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Chill Time2 hourshrs
Total Time2 hourshrs10 minutesmins
Keyword: Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe
15.25ounceorange cake mix,I used Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist brand
8ouncescream cheese,room temperature
12ouncesorange candy melts
4ounceswhite vanilla almond bark
Before adding the cake mix, it is important to heat treat the dry cake mix. Pour the dry cake mix into a medium-sized heat-safe bowl. Microwave the cake mix in two 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Allow the cake mix to cool completely before mixing it into the cream cheese.
Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 2 to 2½ minutes until completely smooth.
Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top of the cream cheese. Continue mixing just until the dry cake mix is completely incorporated.
Tightly cover the cream cheese mixture and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cheesecake dough. Roll into a ball and set the cheesecake bites onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the steps.
Using a heat-safe medium-sized mixing bowl, heat the candy wafer melts in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted.
Roll the cheesecake bites in the melted candy wafers. Place the coated cheesecake bites on a fork and gently tap any excess coating off. You can also use a spoon to pour the coating over any bare spots on the cheesecake bites. Use a toothpick to remove the excess melted wafer from the bottom of the fork, and then to gently push the ball onto the prepared baking sheet.
Return the coated cheesecake bites to the prepared baking sheet.
Using a small heat-safe mixing bowl, microwave the white almond bark in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval.
Using a spoon or small dipper, drizzle thin ribbons of the melted almond bark over the coated cheesecake bites.
Once all the cheesecake bites are completely coated and drizzled, return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature to avoid lumps in the cheesecake bites.
You can allow the uncoated cheesecake bites to sit overnight in the refrigerator before the next step. Be sure to pull them out and let them come to room temperature slightly before coating because the cake mix will expand, and the coating may crack if you coat the bites too soon.
If the coating becomes too thick, you can reheat it in the microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring well after each interval until smooth.
You can place the melted almond bark in a small piping bag or sandwich bag and snip the corner to drizzle the almond bark if you want more control of the drizzle.