Strawberry Shortcake Truffles
Strawberry Shortcake Truffles are easy to make using Golden Oreos mixed with cream cheese, Jell-O powder, and fresh fruit that quickly forms a batter to be scooped and dipped in chocolate. A delicious Valentine's Day dessert that's sweeter than a dozen roses!
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Table of Contents
  1. Simple Strawberry Shortcake Truffles--Better Than Baking A Cake
  2. Why We Love This Strawberry Shortcake Truffles Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make the Strawberry Shortcake Truffles
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Strawberry Recipes
  11. Strawberry Shortcake Truffles Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Truffles are deliciously sweet, no-bake treats that can be prepared in 15 minutes with 5 simple ingredients. This easy-to-make recipe combines the flavors of your favorite chocolate-covered fruit with the smooth and creamy texture of a truffle, all in one perfect bite-sized ball.

Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Simple Strawberry Shortcake Truffles–Better Than Baking A Cake

Skip the chocolate-covered strawberries this year because my delicious Strawberry Shortcake Truffles Recipe is the best collision of a classic cheesecake, a strawberry shortcake, and fresh dipped fruit, all merged into one deliciously decadent Valentine’s Day dessert.

These homemade, hand-held, bite-size treats are so easy to make with crushed Golden Oreos mixed with cream cheese, fresh strawberries, and Jello-O powder then formed into balls before being dipped in white chocolate.

The Jell-O powder adds an extra hint of sweet berry flavor to the creamy batter and produces a pretty pink color that surrounds the studs of strawberries.

If you like these tasty, no-bake treats, you will love my Lemon Truffles, Peanut Butter Truffles, and Peppermint Oreo Truffles!

Why We Love This Strawberry Shortcake Truffles Recipe

  • Quick and easy to prepare in only 15 minutes.
  • Made with 5 simple ingredients plus optional topping.
  • White chocolate coated outside and pretty-in-pink inside, these treats are decadent and sweet.
  • Combines 3 classic favorites into one delicious Valentine’s Day or anytime dessert.
  • Fun to decorate and customize for any holiday or special occasion.
  • Perfect for homemade candy gifting, placing on a holiday cookie platter, or simply saying “I love you!”
Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Ingredients

  • Golden Oreos
  • Cream cheese
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Strawberry Jell-O powder
  • White chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles for topping (optional)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Fruit: While I love using fresh strawberries for this recipe, feel free to try freeze-dried strawberries, strawberry jam, or even strawberry syrup if fresh fruit is not available to you.
  • Change The Chocolate: You can use any type of baking chocolate, vanilla almond bark, or melting chocolate to coat your truffles. Plus, if you use white chocolate, it can be an easy way to add food coloring to dye for seasonal and holiday colors. 
  • Tasty Topping: Add a topping of colored sprinkles, cookie crumbs, a drizzle of contrasting-colored melted chocolate, or colored sugar crystals to your truffles.
  • Customize Your Candy: You can easily customize your truffles to make them festive for any special occasion. Add green and red sprinkles for Christmas, pink and blue for a baby shower, or red, pink, and white for Valentine’s Day!
ingredients Strawberry Shortcake Truffles
  • Measuring cups and spoons of various sizes
  • Food processor
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl (for melted chocolate)
  • Electric mixer
  • Spatula
  • 2-tablespoon sized cookie scoop
  • Fork
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper

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How to Make the Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

This no-bake Strawberry Shortcake Truffles recipe is so easy to make: simply combine crushed Golden Oreos with cream cheese, berries, and Jell-O powder to form a batter, then scoop into balls, chill, dip, and decorate.

  1. Beat together crushed Oreos, cream cheese, strawberries, and Jell-O powder until smooth.
    Pro-Tip: Use dry Jell-O powder, not prepared Jell-O. Use a food processor to crush the Oreos into fine crumbs. Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature. It makes much easier to mix into the crushed cookie crumbs. 
  2. Scoop the batter into balls with a 2-Tablespoon cookie scoop and place on prepared baking sheet. 
    mix ingredients
  3. Place baking sheet of truffles into freezer for a minimum of 2 hours to chill.
    Pro-Tip: Make sure you freeze your truffles before coating them in chocolate! The balls must be chilled before you dip them or you will end up with a lot of crumbs in your melted chocolate and they won’t look quite as pretty!
  4. Melt white chocolate in microwave for 1 minute and stir well, then continue to heat in 30-second intervals until chocolate is melted. 
  5. Remove truffles from the freezer, 3 at a time, and fully coat each in white chocolate.
    Pro Tip: The truffles melt quickly which makes dipping in chocolate difficult, therefore only remove 3 from the freezer at a time. It’s easiest to use a fork to dip the truffles in chocolate, then lightly tap on side of bowl to remove excess chocolate. 
  6. Top truffles with sprinkles (optional) and place them back on the baking sheet in the freezer to harden.
  7. Continue coating truffles, 3 at a time, until all are covered in chocolate.
  8. Let coated truffles set in freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving. 
    Strawberry Shortcake Truffles
  9. Enjoy!

Tips

  • Make sure you freeze your truffles before coating them in chocolate! The balls must be chilled before you dip them or you will end up with a lot of crumbs in your melted chocolate and they won’t look quite as pretty!
  • Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature. It makes much easier to mix into the crushed cookie crumbs.
  • Use a food processor to crush the Oreos into fine crumbs.  
  • Use dry Jell-O powder, not prepared Jell-O.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Leftover truffles can be stored in a sealed food container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • To Freeze: Truffles can be stored in the freezer up to a month in a freezer-safe container. If serving directly from the freezer, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before eating.
Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a food processor to crush my Golden Oreos?

Yes, you do need a food processor to crush the cookies into fine crumbs, although you could probably also a blender. Crushing the cookies by hand isn’t going to get the crumbs small enough to combine with the other ingredients and form the right consistency.

Can I prepare these Strawberry Shortcake Truffles ahead of time?

Yes, it is easy to prepare these truffles in advance. Once your truffle batter is prepared, you can scoop the dough into balls and leave in freezer overnight before coating in chocolate.

Do these truffles need to be refrigerated?

Yes, Strawberry Shortcake Truffles need to be refrigerated. Because this recipe uses cream cheese, which is dairy, the truffles should be stored in the refrigerator. However, they may be safely served at room temperature for a few hours.

What is the best way to dip these truffles in melted chocolate?

The best method is to use a fork or dipping tools and gently tap any excess chocolate on the side of the bowl. Place the truffle on a parchment-lined baking sheet to set.

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries for this recipe?

Fresh strawberries are best for these truffles because the frozen strawberries would have added moisture which would alter the texture of the truffle batter.

Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Other Easy Strawberry Recipes

5 from 4 votes
Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Serves — 23
Strawberry Shortcake Truffles are easy to make using Golden Oreos mixed with cream cheese, Jell-O powder, and fresh fruit that quickly forms a batter to be scooped and dipped in chocolate. A delicious Valentine's Day dessert that's sweeter than a dozen roses!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 216 grams (1 package) Golden Oreos crushed (finely crushed in food processor)
  • 8 ounce block cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup finely diced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp strawberry Jell-O powder
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • Optional: sprinkles for topping

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, beat together crushed Oreos, cream cheese, strawberries and Jell-O powder until smooth.
  • Using a 2-tablespoon sized cookie scoop, scoop truffle batter into balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Place baking sheet of truffles into freezer for a minimum of 2 hours to chill before dipping in chocolate.
  • Melt white chocolate in microwave. Start with 1 minute in microwave then stir well. If not fully melted, continue to heat on 30-second intervals until chocolate is melted.
  • Take truffles out of freezer just 3 at a time. They melt quickly which makes dipping in chocolate difficult so only remove 3 from the freezer at a time.
  • Fully coat truffles in white chocolate (top with sprinkles if desired) then place back on cold baking sheet and place back in freezer so chocolate can harden. Use a fork to dip the truffles in chocolate then lightly tap on side of bowl to remove excess chocolate before placing on baking sheet.
  • Let coated truffles set in freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Leftover truffles can be stored in a sealed food container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • To Freeze: Truffles can be stored in the freezer up to a month in a freezer-safe container. If serving directly from the freezer, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before eating.
Tips:
  • Make sure you freeze your truffles before coating them in chocolate! The balls must be chilled before you dip them or you will end up with a lot of crumbs in your melted chocolate and they won’t look quite as pretty!
  • Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature. It makes much easier to mix into the crushed cookie crumbs.
  • Use a food processor to crush the Oreos into fine crumbs. 
  • Use dry Jell-O powder, not prepared Jell-O.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Love to read your recipes. They all sound so yummy. The pictures are beautiful. Going to start making them today. Do you by chance have any cookbooks ? Thank you so much for mouth watering recipes.

  2. I am so excited to make these, is the jello adding flavor or is it mostly for color? My 7 year old has an issue with red dye so I’d love to use strawberry flavored Quik instead.