Circus Animal Cookie Truffles

Do I even have to explain why I made these?  I mean, seriously!  Look at them.  So stinkin’ cute!
 
Circus Animal Cookie Truffles
  • 1 bag of Circus Animal Cookies
  • 1 tub of cream cheese frosting
  • white and pink melting chocolate
  • sprinkles (rainbow nonpareils)
I just love the look of Circus Animal Cookies.  They are so pretty and fun.
 
 
In a food processor, crush the cookies into dust.  (You really don’t want big pieces of cookie because then they taste gritty and not as deliciously creamy).
 
 
Add the frosting and combine.
 
Use a small cookie scoop and scoop out balls onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.   It will be sticky but try to make them into balls.
 
The directions said to freeze for 3 hours but I think this was too long.  When they thawed, the chocolate cracked (I’m going to blame it on this) so I would say to freeze for about 15 or so minutes only.
 
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30 second bursts, stirring after each burst.
 
Dip cookie balls into chocolate and place on a sheet of waxed paper.  Immediately sprinkle with nonpareils. 
 
 
I dipped about half of them in white chocolate and half of them in pink chocolate.  It makes them look just like Circus Animal Cookies doesn’t it?!
 
 
Enjoy!
 
  
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Comments

  1. What a great idea, Erin. I love those frosted circus cookies.

  2. This is one of the best ideas, ever! Love the cookies, the colors, the sprinkles!

  3. oh I so needed those cookies here.

  4. Wow! Sooo much easier than the normal cake pops! NO BAKING REQUIRED! Easy for the kiddos too! Love it….I will definitely keep this in my arsenal! Thanks.

  5. Oh, looks delicious!

  6. I saw a similar recipe before and I’ve been wanting to make these!! Thanks for the awesome reminder and recipe! Yum.

  7. I seriously love circus animal cookies! These are so cute.

  8. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. Yummy!

  9. Yum! They really are adorable. I would love to pop some in my mouth right about now!

  10. What a brilliant idea! I’ve always been ‘extra’ fond of animal cookies – especially the frosted kind. These must be over the top. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Wowww
    These are sooooooooooo cute and adorable.
    I LOVE the pink color

  12. Those look so good! My mom and I eat those cookies by the bagful. 🙂 I can’t wait to make these for her she will probably die of happiness!

    Thanks for sharing!

    kjscupookies.blogspot.com

  13. Love this! Found you over at Mealtime Monday link up.
    Think I might make these for my soon to be 2yr’s b-day.
    cass-eats.blogspot.com

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  15. Those look so yummy!!

  16. Oh my goodness, these look amazing!!!

  17. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, Valentines Day themed linky party!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2013/01/valentines-day-linky-party.html

    I’ve pinned these, they’re so fun!

  18. I love these, how cute and clever. My kids love the originals, so I WILL be making them.
    I am hosting a link party at memoriesbythemile.com it’s going on now. Hope you’ll come and join in.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  19. Love these! Found you a trick or treat Tuesday!

  20. I just love the circus animals and this idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Oh YUM! I caught you on Wednesday Extravaganza and these will be family favorites!!

  23. wow, i love those animal cookies! what a fun idea, thanks for sharing

  24. Oh, these look fun and yummy! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  25. Hi Erin,
    What a great treat for us all! These look delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. I run through a whole huge bad of those animal crackers by myself in a week 😉 So I love this idea!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – hope to see you there again next week – and don’t forget the voting is today!

  27. What a fun post! Love the pink and sprinkles! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. Please stop by tonight and link up again!

  28. Everything looks yummy with sprinkles!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you again at the next party

    Have a wonderful week
    Michelle xx