This time of year, everyone is busy baking. Christmas cookies and other seasonal desserts often require long days spent in the kitchen, and your oven usually gets a lot of use. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s a little bit different, however, check out these orange creamsicle truffles from Cooking Classy that require no baking and are made from just a few simple ingredients.
Although the phrase “orange creamsicle” usually conjures up images of the popular summertime ice cream treat, these truffles can be enjoyed year-round and would make for an unexpected and delicious addition to your holiday sweets table. In fact, a few of these babies in a little stocking (in place of the old-fashioned tradition of putting in oranges in stockings) would be so adorable.
A version of the creamy orange treats from My Incredible Recipes, meanwhile, incorporates fresh orange zest for a super-juicy and fresh flavor. The blogger notes that they are “dangerously addictive,” so be sure to make plenty to share.
But there’s no wrong time of year to enjoy these dreamy truffles. In fact, when you make them again this summer, the blogger behind Deliciously Yum suggests popping them in your mouth straight from the freezer for a refreshing treat to cool you off.
Because they’re so simple to make, you can even have your kids help out in the kitchen. Once you guys are done, the truffles will keep in the refrigerator for about a week — assuming you can forget about their presence for long enough not to devour them all at once — and they can last about a month in the freezer.
Make a big batch now and save some for a few weeks out, once the post-holiday blues really set in. You can daydream about the return of summer while you savor this delectable snack that’s reminiscent of something you’d get from the ice cream truck.