Apple Cinnamon Truffles

Apple Cinnamon Truffles

I often think of truffles as delicate chocolates that you can find at a little candy shop packaged in a small box with a bow.  A box of truffles in a nice gift to give someone to say thank you or for that someone special.   

Who can resist one of these soft confections.  With the holidays quickly approaching these are an excellent addition to the Thanksgiving dessert buffet.

I have several truffle recipes including my Oreo Truffles and a truffle recipe coming up in my e-book Holiday Thyme available November 1st.  I was thrilled when I was assigned Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles for this month’s Secret Recipe Club.  I did a guest post last month on Christine’s site with my Cream Cheese Coffee Cake and I mentioned then I was looking forward to making these Apple Cinnamon Truffles.

These truffles are so easy.  Each bite gives you hints of apple and cinnamon in a soft truffle.  I modified the recipe slightly.  The original recipe called for pureed apple pie filling.  I used chunky applesauce and added cinnamon and nutmeg to give it a similar texture to the pureed pie filling.  Whether you use pureed apple pie filling or applesauce the result will make for a soft and delicious truffle that you will make again and again.  

Apple Cinnamon Truffles


Apple Cinnamon Truffles


  • 1 (1 lb. 2 oz.) package Golden Oreos
  • 6 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup chunky no sugar added applesauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 (4 ounce each) white chocolate baking bar


  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Break up cookies and place in food processor. Pulse on highest speed until cookies are finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl and mix with cream cheese, applesauce, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
  3. Roll into tablespoon size balls and place on baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes until firm.
  4. Melt chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. Stir in remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Let melted chocolate cool slightly and roll balls in chocolate. Place back on wax paper. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens.

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Apple Cinnamon Truffles


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  1. Jennifer, these look incredible! I love this new flavor!
    I made your Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes and they were yummy!! Thanks so much for a great recipe! I’m kicking myself though because I completely forgot to mention you new book that’s coming out!!! Sorry!! DARN IT!!! Ok, I’ll do that in my post about the Pork Ragu that I’ll be making for dinner tomorrow night.
    BIG hugs!!!

  2. These look like a perfect treat! Your pictures are so inviting! I can’t wait to try these truffles. Great job!

    Chris (

  3. These looked amazing and I was thinking they’d be great for the holidays. Until I got to the first ingredient. What happens to this recipe once “Golden Oreo” is no longer available? It’s really disappointing that more and more, recipes touted as “homemade” or ” made from scratch” are nothing more than modifying a ready made purchased product or a “mix”.

    1. Hi Leah. I do agree with you. I prefer making recipes from scratch and share those here showing that cooking from scratch doesn’t take much longer. From time to time I do share recipes that include store bought items so I have a variety for every type of cook.

  4. Oh my gosh, See’s Chocolates sells apple pie truffles and I love them, but they’re so expensive. Now that I’ve seen your delicious little truffles, I can’t wait to make my own!

  5. Just made these for my office Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow. If my husband doesn’t eat them all tonight, my coworkers are in for a treat tomorrow!

  6. Had some golden oreos in my pantry I wanted to use up, and when I saw these pictures I knew I had to make these! I love anything with apple and warm spices, and these turned out amazing! The chunky applesauce makes it – thank you for this divine recipe!

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