Cake Mix Truffles with M&Ms

Cake mix truffles are easy to make treats that don’t have exotic ingredients, making them the perfect dessert or sweet snack for everyone in the family. These cake mix truffles are so good, so easy, and so satisfying for everyone at any gathering that you’ll want to keep them in heavy rotation when it’s time to do some baking.

Close up of cake mix truffles

The thing that makes this recipe so great is how universal it is. There are some recipes that just don’t work outside of a certain time of the year or holiday season. For example, candy cane-based treats make the most sense around Christmas time, while ice cream-based desserts are best reserved for the warm months.

These cake mix truffles, however, are perfect any time of the year. They’re great at backyard bashes and Independence Day celebrations or as a sweet treat collection on a Christmas platter come the holidays. They also make excellent Valentine’s Day treats or simply a tasty dessert during the week. They also feature M&M candies, and who doesn’t love those?

Cake Mix Truffles are So Easy and So Good

In addition to being tasty, these truffles are super easy to make. The only cooking you do at all is baking, and the ingredients couldn’t be simpler. All you need is cream cheese, yellow cake mix, powdered sugar, and M&Ms. That’s it. You won’t find an ingredient list much simpler than that.

Baking up these truffles is equally simple. Just beat the cream cheese until fluffy, add the cake mix and mix, and roll into balls, and bake. When you’re done, press an M&M in the center, and you’re done. It’s almost completely foolproof.

Cake Mix Truffles with Cream Cheese

Cake mix truffles are always a perfect sweet treat. Especially in the summer months when the last thing on your mind is heating up your kitchen! No worries here. Whip up a batch of these cake mix truffles with cream cheese in no time!

Cake Mix Truffles are not only easy to make but they save a lot of time when you need an easy dessert for a gathering or last minute company. Or you just want something sweet in the house but don’t want to mess up your kitchen.


Stack of two cake mix truffles with a bite out of the top one

No bake cake batter truffles

We love no bake desserts as you all know and these are another winner in our book. These no bake cake batter truffles are not only a cinch to make but are delicious too. No bake desserts are an absolute must!

Weather it be summer or any other season. As a matter of fact we make no bake desserts quite a bit during the holidays also. First they are quick and easy. Second they don’t require any oven space and third you can make them and forget about it! No last minute baking.

We always have a few easy delectable recipes up our sleeve when it comes to last minute desserts. A few of our go to no bake recipes are No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars No Bake Pina Colada Pie and No Bake Italian Cake .

Truffle with M&M on wooden table

What you will love about these cake mix truffles

  • They are no bake!
  • They are easy to make
  • Cake Mix Truffles are made by hand so no fancy equipment needed
  • They are so cute and you can make so many variations.
Cake mix truffle ingredients on table

How to treat raw flour or cake mix

Although some people aren’t worried about eating raw flour, it’s NOT recommended and never a good idea in my book. Killing the bacteria is simple by heating-treating the flour or cake mix. This is totally up to you but I think it’s a good idea to do this easy step.

For the microwave… A good rule of thumb to follow is to microwave the flour or cake mix for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring after 15 second intervals. Then go on with the recipe. So simple and safe!

For the oven… Spread flour or cake mix on a parchment lined baking sheet with edges. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake for about 5 minutes. Let cool completely before use.

Either process can be done days before you start making your cake mix truffles.

Cake mix rolled into a ball

Truffle Variations

So we’ve covered how simple and easy these cake mix truffles are. There’s something else that makes these truffles amazing, as well – their ease of variation. These truffles are the perfect base for an almost endless variety of delicious options.

Try Different Cake Mixes

This recipe calls for yellow cake mix, but the beauty of this recipe is that you can use any cake mix you like. You can completely change this recipe simply by using a different cake mix.

If you’ve ever bought cake mix at the store – and who hasn’t, really – you know that there are more cake mix flavors than you can shake a spoon at. From classics like chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet to fun novelty cake mixes like funfetti, there are endless options to change things up.

Try Different Candies

You can use all sorts of different candies in this recipe. Reese’s Pieces work well. So do all kinds of baking morsels. You’ll find fun flavored morsels to experiment with in the baking aisle. They have everything from classic semi-sweet, milk, and dark chocolate morsels to butterscotch, salted caramel, and even toffee flavors. Any of these would be perfect as the centerpiece to your cake mix truffles.

Change up the Cream Cheese

This recipe is so versatile, you can even change the cream cheese you use. You can find fruit-infused cream cheese to try for a little something different.

You can also add various ingredients to your cream cheese to change the flavor. For example, you could add creamy peanut butter to your cream cheese to create a peanut butter cream cheese. Add some cocoa and a bit of sugar for chocolate cream cheese. There are tons of possibilities.

Coating cake mix ball in powdered sugar

Put it all Together

Of course, you don’t have to stop at changing just one thing. You can revamp your cake mix truffles from the ground up. Try using chocolate cake mix, adding peanut butter to your cream cheese, and using Reese’s Pieces (or even Reese’s Minis) as a topper, and you have a completely new dessert.

Another example is using strawberry cake mix, regular cream cheese, and white chocolate morsels for a strawberry explosion of flavor. There are so many possibilities, you’ll never run out of options.

Don’t forget you can also melt chocolate and dip your cake mix truffles into the chocolate also. White, milk or dark chocolate are all delicious. Dip the truffle then place any candy your using on top gently.

Serving Cake Mix Truffles

The easiest way to serve these truffles is to simply set them out on a tray and let everyone grab one. They make an excellent dessert platter for parties and the holidays.

The best time to serve these truffles is any time. They’re great for birthday parties, holidays, special events, and a general dessert or sweet treat to keep on hand.

Two cake mix truffles stacked on top of one another

Storing Cake Mix Truffles

You can store your cake mix truffles for up to five days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Unlike other cookies, with 8 ounces of cream cheese in the recipe, it’s better to be safe than sorry and refrigerate these.

For longer storage and bigger batches, you can freeze these cookies in an airtight freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag. To thaw, simply leave them on the counter for an hour or two.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any cake mix for this recipe?
Yes! The beauty of this recipe is that any cake mix works. Get creative.

Can I use other candies for this recipe?
Again, the answer is yes. Try candies like Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s Minis, and any baking morsel you can think of. They all work well.

Can I use those flavored cream cheeses I see in the store?
Absolutely. In fact, you can change the cream cheese, candies, and cake mix to create a completely new recipe.

How long do these cake mix truffles last?
You can store these truffles in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about 5 days. Use a freezer-safe or heavy-duty freezer bag for even longer storage.

Make Your Own Cake Mix Truffles

If there’s an easier cookie recipe to make out there, I don’t know what it is. These cake mix truffles are so good and so easy, you owe it to yourself to give them a try.

With cake mix as a base, and the only work involved being mixing the cream cheese and cake mix together, it’s the simplest recipe you’ll ever make. It’s also one of the most versatile.

Two truffles stacked on top of one another with another truffle in foreground.

Try making these cake mix truffles following this recipe the first time, and then get creative. Branch out. Make substitutions. Get crazy. The sky’s the limit when baking up these delicious cookies. That’s what makes them so much fun!


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Cake Mix Truffles with M&Ms

Cake mix truffles with M&Ms make the perfect treat for everyday or special occasions. Cake mix truffles are delicious and so easy to make.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 36 Servings
Author: Rob


  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 36 M&Ms


  • With a mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Add dry cake mix and whip until uniform.
  • Form dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Roll balls in powdered sugar and press an M&M in the center.

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  1. Can these be made ahead and forzen?

    1. Wee have never frozen them but if you try it, I would just freeze not rolled in powdered sugar and with out the M&M.
      Defrost in fridge them roll in powdered sugar.