The inside of a cltured unicorn truffle

We’re always looking for more ways to add fermented foods into our diets! One easy very easy way is simply to chose the fermented/cultured version of a food. Have you ever tried a cultured cream cheese? It’s absolutely delicious and much more flavorful, although it can be a little difficult to find. The good news is you can make your own! We decided to use a cultured cream cheese to make some colorful, no-bake “Unicorn” truffles, because why not? Rainbow food is everywhere these days! While the sugar in these may offset the benefits of using a cultured product, sometimes it’s ok to indulge. These truffles are super easy to make, end up looking pretty stunning and taste a little like frosted circus animal cookies. They’re fun for the kiddos, as well as the kid in all of us!

brightly colored chream cheeses

Cultured Unicorn Truffles 

Makes approximately 24 1-inch truffles

  • 4 oz cultured cream cheese (can’t find any at the store? Make your own.)
  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 5 graham crackers, crushed into small crumbs
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp finely chopped lemon zest
  • 1/2 bag (6 oz) of white chocolate chips
  • Rainbow colored sprinkles
  • 4 different colors of food coloring

Cream together the butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Add lemon juice, zest, vanilla, and graham crackers; mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 bowls, and color each a different color, using 2-3 drops of food coloring for each bowl. With a spoon, scoop a little mixture of each color, and compress it into a rough one-inch ball. Set on wax paper, and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

1 inch balls of mixed color truffle mix on wax aper

Once chilled and slightly hardened, remove the truffle filling from the fridge. The truffle mixture will be slightly sticky and soft. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler, and carefully dip each truffle ball into the chocolate. I found it helpful to lay the truffle on a spoon and then drizzle the chocolate over the mixture. Set your dipped truffle on wax paper, add sprinkles, and let the truffles sit for 6-8 hours to harden completely. After hardened, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Make sure to take bites off the truffles, so you can enjoy the fun unicorn colors!

plate of unicorn truffles with sprinkles on top

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