Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles

Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles

Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles are a tasty treat with all the yumminess of the snack cake. These no bake cake balls are made with cream cheese and covered in white chocolate and a drizzle of milk chocolate.

Little Debbie zebra cake truffles and one cut in half to show the inside.

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Easy Cake Ball Truffles with Zebra Snack Cakes

These Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles are a twist on a childhood favorite. They’re fun, delicious, and easy to make. These delightful snack cakes are as near to perfect as you can get.

My kids love them for snacks, parties, and any other get-together, holiday extravaganza, or special event. Try out this recipe to see how easy it is to make these sweet treats!

What Makes Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles So Delicious?

You can throw together these Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles in minutes. The cake truffles recipe is really that simple. Plus, you can spin off these sweet treats for any holiday.

Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles combines cake, creamy-marshmallow filling, and yummy chocolate glaze. They’re easy to embellish, making them the go-to snack for all your special events and activities, whether you’re celebrating the end of a week or your latest milestone.

Why You Should Try This Recipe

When you’re in the mood for something sweet, you can make this quick-and-easy recipe instead of going to the store. Instead of putting together petits fours, we make these into cake truffles. With Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles, you can get the snack cake you’ve been craving without leaving home.

Unlike other cake truffles, you don’t have to bake a cake in the oven or make frosting so it’s a great no bake cake balls with cream cheese recipe. Simply get a package of Little Debbie Zebra Cakes and you’re good to go.

Besides being a delicious treat, it’s also a wonderful treat to give as a gift for any special occasion or just because. For example, they’re insanely fun for birthday parties. You can match these cake balls up with your theme by adding food coloring, a few sprinkles here and there, candy eyes, or a tail. You can even create special treats for baby or bridal showers with some imagination.

Ingredients You Will Need for Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Little Debbie Zebra Cakes
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla
  • Sea salt
  • White chocolate melting wafers or white candy melts
  • Vegetable oil
  • Milk chocolate chips
Little Debbie zebra cake truffles ingredients.

How To Make Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles

Here’s how to make Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles:

  1. Put parchment paper on a large cookie sheet and set it aside.
  2. Combine the Zebra Cakes in a large bowl by breaking them into large pinches. Add cream cheese, vanilla, and sea salt.
  3. Prepare the mixture with a stand or electric hand mixer until it is smooth and dough-like.
  4. Use a small cookie scoop to portion out the mixture. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball between your palms and smooth it out. You want a smooth ball that’s nice and round. Place each ball on the prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Put the cookie sheet in the fridge for an hour to chill.
collage of making zebra cake truffles.
  1. Place your white melting chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl near the end of the chill time. Microwave for one minute on 50% power. Once done, add the oil and stir again. Microwave again in 30-second bursts, stirring between until the white chocolate candy mixture becomes silky smooth.
  2. Dip each truffle ball into the bowl of melted chocolate with two forks or dipping tools. Place each ball back on the baking sheet. Re-chill the baking sheet in the refrigerator for an additional hour.
collage of making white chocolate and covering truffles.
  1. Near the end of the chill time, melt the milk chocolate chips again. Using a piping bag with a small attachment, add the melted chocolate. Use a Ziplock bag with a small hole if you don’t have a piping bag.
  2. Using the bag, add lines of chocolate to the truffles.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator. Serve chilled after 30 minutes.
collage of making chocolate drizzle for truffles.

Top Tips for Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles

Here are just a few of my favorite top tips and tricks I use to make Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles even better!

  • Ensure that the mixture in the cookie scoop is packed tightly.
  • Blend the mixture using an electronic hand mixer. A stand mixer with a paddle attachment is also an option. By mixing by hand alone, you will not achieve the best results.
  • Use wafers made from white chocolate Ghirardelli to achieve the best results for this recipe.
  • Avoid cracking or melting by storing the Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles in the refrigerator.
  • Make festive Christmas Zebra Cake truffles by using Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes and red candy melts instead of white ones.
  • If you want cake pops, simply insert cake pop sticks into the balls after dipping them in the white chocolate.

Sweet and delicious, these truffles are a must-try! The extra chocolate makes them taste just like Zebra Cakes.

overhead view of Little Debbie zebra cake truffles in a white bowl.

How to Store Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles

You can store Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles for up to five days in airtight containers or Ziploc baggies. There may not be any leftovers when you prepare this treat. It rarely takes long for them to disappear at my house.

Wrap your Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles tightly in plastic wrap or foil before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag. A frozen Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffle is the best way to cool off on a sweltering summer day. Eat them slightly frozen or at room temperature.

What Can You Serve with Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles

Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles pair well with a cold glass of milk to complement the chocolate and cream. Of course, you can also make a chocolate milkshake to serve with your snack cake. Or add your Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles to the blender for an extra-special treat.

Of course, you can enjoy these truffle snacks with a side of your favorite ice cream. You can also serve Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles as a dessert treat with coffee at the end of a meal. So, enjoy these truffle cake balls whenever you need chocolaty goodness. Test caramel drizzle or toffee sprinkles to add more pizazz to your favorite delectable and fun treat.

Little Debbie zebra cake truffle on top of a zebra cake.

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Little Debbie zebra cake truffles and one cut in half to show the inside.

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Little Debbie Zebra Cake Truffles

You can make delicious cake balls with Little Debbie Zebra Cakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade truffles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 215kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 Little Debbie Zebra Cakes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 10 ounces white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Break each Zebra Cake into pieces and place them a large mixing bowl.
  • Add cream cheese, vanilla, and sea salt.
  • Using an electric hand or stand mixture, combine until the mixture is smooth and dough-like.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and roll into 1 to 1½-inch balls.
  • Use the palms of your hands to smooth and round each ball. Do this until the mixture is completely used, placing each ball on the parchment paper.
  • When done, place the baking sheet inside the refrigerator to chill for one hour.
  • Near the end of the chill time, begin to prepare your white melting chocolate. Add wafers to a medium microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. When done, stir and add the vegetable oil. Return to the microwave and heat on 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until the chocolate is silky smooth.
  • Using two forks or dipping tools, dip each truffle ball into the melted chocolate, covering it completely. Allow any excess chocolate to fall off before placing it back on the baking sheet. Work one at a time until they are all covered.
  • When done, place the baking sheet back inside the refrigerator to chill for another hour.
  • Near the end of the chill time, melt the milk chocolate chips in the microwave the same way as melting the white chocolate.
  • Add the melted chocolate to a piping bag with a small round attachment. You can also use a zip-top bag with a corner cut off to create a small hole.
  • Add chocolate lines to the truffles by moving the bag back and forth over each truffle. Work one at a time.
  • When done, return the baking sheet back to the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Pack the cookie scoop tight with the Zebra Cake mixture.

Use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer to blend the mixture together. This will produce the best results versus mixing by hand alone.

I use and recommend Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers for this recipe.

Store the truffles in the refrigerator to avoid cracking or melting.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.3mg