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No Bake Dessert: Cake Batter Candy Truffles

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I don’t know if I can stress to you how MUCH I love desserts. No bake desserts?? Forgettaboutit. They’re a shoe-in for my recipe “go-to,” rolodex in my head.

…and I may or may not be known as the girl who always has candy in her house. But how many times have I told you…

In my house, food is love.

If I can fill someone’s belly with yummy goodies, my heart goes a pitter-pat.

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With Fall right around the corner, that means I get my apron on, and I start whippin’ up sweets in the kitchen.

This week, I challenged myself to come up with a no-bake recipe that my neighbors may love, and that we could easily package up and deliver, on one of our walks through the neighborhood. I also wanted to incorporate a “Fall,” flavor if possible… and I think it worked? I dunno. Let me know what you think. 😉

Cake Batter Candy Truffles

Yeah… I said “Cake Batter AND Candy.”
No Bake Cake Batter Candy Truffles

My neighbor’s text after we delivered their box of the no bake truffles:

 After I put the kids to bed, I snuck in to the kitchen and had the perfect little treat. IT WAS AMAZING!

 Hee hee! Perfection.

“Fall Treat,” Brainstorming:

No Bake Truffles… with Mott’s® Apple Juice mixed inside the Pillsbury™ Cake Mix, and M&M’s® Pecan Pie, all over! Holy moly. Yes. It would give them the “Fall,” taste I’m looking for! Then they were born. (I had a hard time deciding between the Mott’s® Apple Juice or the Snapple® Apple, but I went with the Mott’s® since I had more of it… and drank the Snapple® while I was creating… aaaaand maybe ate the Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Frosting right out of the tub for a snack, since I didn’t need it with this recipe. Don’t tell.)  😉

No Bake Cake Batter Candy Truffles

You’ll find the recipe below, but I took photos of the process because sometimes I think photos help those who like to “see,” it too.

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My favorite kitchen gadget. My Kitchenaid® Mixer. Turn that thing on and carry on…

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Mix that sugar and butter together. (Be still my heart…)

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Add in all of the other glorious goodies… (you’ll see what I mean below.)

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Scoop out bite-size amounts of the truffle dough… (see video below of me showing you how I dip and roll them out with this little kitchen gadget, the cookie dough scoop.)

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Dip all of the small balls of batter on to parchment paper and then hand roll them, to smooth the outer edges.

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Before you even begin in the kitchen, or while melting the almond bark, place the M&M’s® in to a zip-top bag and crush them in to little pieces. I used a meat tenderizer tool, but a rolling pin could work too!

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After you pull the truffles out of the fridge, dip each truffle in to the melted almond bark…

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Before the almond bark (white chocolate) is hardened… sprinkle on the crushed M&M’s® Pecan Pie.

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Stick ’em back in the fridge to harden, and eat whenever you desire.

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Keep the truffles in the fridge between feeding times. The heavy cream in the batter will need chilled.

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If you plan to share your truffles, (don’t forget to save some for yourself), you can box them up in cute little containers with tissue paper:

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and print off this little freebie, “Happy Fall Ya’ll,” to add to your Fall treats.

Click here to download, or click on the photo below:

Happy Fall Ya'll

Tie the tag on with some twine, and you’re good to go! 😉

cake batter candy truffles

No Bake Dessert: Cake Batter Candy Truffles

Jessica Burgess
These cake batter truffles are so easy to make and are delicious. Make this dessert recipe for the perfect no bake treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 truffles
Calories 307 kcal


  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix {I used Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme®}
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt {I used Kosher salt}
  • 1/4 cup apple juice {I used Mott's® Apple Juice}
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 16 ounces white almond bark
  • 9 ounce bag M&M's® {I used Pecan Pie flavored but any flavor of M&M's® will work and be delicious!}


  • Pour M&M's® into a ziptop bag. Crush them into small pieces. Set aside.
  • Beat together butter and sugar until combined with a mixer.
  • Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • Add in apple juice and heavy cream, and mix until combined.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup of the crushed M&M's®, stir to combine.
  • Prepare a cookie sheet by placing wax or parchment paper over the top.
  • Using cookie dough scoop or tablespoon, dish out small {bite-size} amounts of dough, rolling in your hands, creating a smooth ball shape.
  • Place balls of dough on to the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, melt almond bark, according to package directions.
  • Dip each truffle into the melted almond bark, and place back on cookie sheet, sprinkling each one with crushed M&M's®.
  • Place back in refrigerator until ready to serve. Store in air-tight container in refrigerator.



Serving: 1truffleCalories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 15mgSugar: 34gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword easy truffle recipe, no bake dessert recipe
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I couldn’t WAIT to share this recipe with you all. Easy, no-bake, and quick. Just the way I like it.


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Be sure to check out more delicious Fall-inspired recipes here. I’d love to hear your favorite! What’s does Fall mean to you? Let me know below in the comments.

Until next time,

No bake cake batter truffles

2 thoughts on “No Bake Dessert: Cake Batter Candy Truffles

  1. Samantha K says:

    Those look delicious and the gift tag is perfect for a fall gift! (client)

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Samantha!!!! They’re pretty tasty… 🙂

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