Buttercream Truffles

Buttercream Truffles came out of the need to use up extra frosting. Now they are the perfect treat to make anytime!

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Buttercream Truffles came out of the need to use up extra frosting. Now they are the perfect treat to make anytime!

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Do you ever find yourself frosting a cake and licking the spoon? The beater? The bowl?

Ha! Me neither. Just kidding. I totally am obsessed with frosting. Buttercream frosting to be exact. When I hear people say, “Oh my gosh this frosting is too sweet” my mind just can’t comprehend those words.

Isn’t frosting supposed to be sweet? Isn’t that the point of frosting? To add the sweet touch to a cake or cupcake?

Buttercream Truffles came out of the need to use up extra frosting. Now they are the perfect treat to make anytime!

If you love frosting as much as I do, then you are going to LOVE these truffles. See, the idea came one day when I had made a cake, and as much frosting as you can put on a cake, sometimes there is frosting left in the bowl. I can’t help it, it’s hard to judge how much I will need. Some cakes require more (especially if making a layer cake and putting frosting between the layers).

So….here I am with a bowl of leftover frosting. I can’t decide what to use it for at that moment, so I covered it with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator.

Buttercream Truffles came out of the need to use up extra frosting. Now they are the perfect treat to make anytime!

In typical Aimee fashion, I of course had to go swipe my fingers through it for some taste testing throughout the day. And that’s when it hit me. Frosting when refrigerated sets up pretty firm. Why not roll the frosting into balls and make truffles? BUTTERCREAM TRUFFLES!

BEST DECISION EVER (and think of all the flavor possibilities!!!)

Buttercream Truffles came out of the need to use up extra frosting. Now they are the perfect treat to make anytime!

A few quick tips:

  • Whether using leftover frosting or making these buttercream truffles as the recipe is written, you’ll want to refrigerate the frosting for it to set up firm (takes about an hour). But, you can also let it set overnight if you don’t have “time” to make truffles!
  • Once chilled, use a 1 Tbsp scoop to drop truffles onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. FREEZE truffles for about 30 minutes. The freezing helps them firm up so they don’t “melt” when you dip them in the chocolate.
  • Use finger tips to shape frozen truffles into a ball. Then use a toothpick to dip truffle into melted chocolate. Again, USE GOOD CHOCOLATE. I love the bags of Ghirardelli Melting Wafers. Not only do they melt smooth, but they taste delicious too. Be sure to add your sprinkles immediately, before the chocolate hardens.
  • Store truffles in airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week. Or freeze for longer storage!

Check out some of my other favorite truffle and candy recipes! Be sure to stop over at Food Fanatic to print my Buttercream Truffles recipe!

 

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Buttercream Truffles came out of the need to use up extra frosting. Now they are the perfect treat to make anytime!

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23 comments on “Buttercream Truffles”

  1. You can never have too many truffle recipes and these buttercream truffles look amazing! I can definitely see myself making these often over the next few months, especially during the holiday season.

  2. These would b SO dangerous to have around!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE frosting – at least before I went on my sugar-fast I did – now I only dream of it – as soon as I’m off it, I so have to try these Buttercream truffles!

  4. Oh my goodness, these look like a fantastic treat! Yum!!

  5. Love the all the flavor combinations you could make with these! Perfect for the upcoming holidays!

  6. what a fantastic treat! my kids usually only eat the frosting off a cake anyways

  7. Oh dear, I would get myself into a lot of trouble with these in the house. You can’t go wrong with buttercream dipped in chocolate!

  8. Extra frosting doesn’t usually last long enough around me to be able to make it into truffles.  Guess a whole new batch of frosting will have to be made to do these fun truffles!  And people who think frosting is too sweet are crazy!  I’m with you on the love of frosting and all things sweet!!!!

  9. I need these in my life! Thank you for including the tips!

  10. Always in the mood for truffles and sweet buttercream frosting! Also, I agree that those Ghirardelli Melting Wafers are the best!

  11. Pat

    What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! These would be awesome gifts during the holidays for friends, neighbors, just anyone. 🙂 I agree about using Ghiradelli chocolate.

    xo
    Pat

  12. These sound amazing!!! I will have to make them next time I have leftover buttercream!! Yum!

  13. How absolutely delicious – so very sinful – let’s have some! 🙂 🙂

  14. I’m a big frosting fan.  I eat it by the spoon full.  This looks yummy!  I’ll have to give it a try!

  15. Tracey

    These look great! Do you think I could use a chocolate buttercream frosting inside? I always loved the See’s Chocolate Buttercream Truffles but I’ve shied away from buying them after we started eating less processed foods. siiiiigh I do miss those…. 🙂

    I know these would be lovely for Christmas gifts

  16. These looks really yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Hi Aimee,
    This recipe looks very delicious and easy to follow. You made it like an artist. I will try it soon. Thank for share it here!

  18. Anonymous

    Is there an ingredient left out? Milk maybe? Frosting has more than powdered sugar and butter. Or maybe the directions are incorrect? Combining the butter and powdered sugar just yielded a powder and not a creamy mixture. Perhaps it should read add powdered sugar to creamed butter a little at a time? This recipe did not work for me.

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