Watermelon Truffles – No Bake [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Watermelon Truffles are a fun, tasty and colorful summer treat. Easy to make, with just a few ingredients, these are also no-bake.

I love making festive and delicious truffles. These Watermelon Truffles are a perfect treat for the upcoming fall and winter season. I love their natural green and reddish color. My other favorite truffle recipes are Raspberry Truffles, Cashew Chocolate Truffles, and Batter Truffles.

Watermelon Truffles are a fun, tasty and colorful summer treat. Easy to make, with just a few ingredients, these are also no bake.

Watermelon Truffles

Watermelon Truffles are here to brighten your day! Fun to make, these are no-bake and a great kitchen project with kids. With just a few ingredients, these Watermelon Truffles taste great and look cute. They are super cool to make, and are one of our most favorite desserts!

Perfect for summer parties, birthday parties or just those days when you need a pink treat. If you love cookie dough, you will be a huge fan of these truffles, as the texture is very similar. Also, you could make them in various colors, so they can be enjoyed for various occasions, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or St. Patricks Day! They are just super yummy!  

Can I eat raw flour or cake-mix?

Yes, you can, BUT it is NOT recommended and you do it at your own risk, as some of the flour it involves the risk of E.Coli contamination. To kill the bacteria, you can heat-treat the flour prior to adding it to no-bake desserts.

How to Heat-Treat raw flour or cake-mix?

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread flour or cake mix in an even layer.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes, use a thermometer to check that the flour reached 160F (72C) immediately after removing from oven. Make sure the thermometer is inserted in the flour and isn’t touching/reading the temperature of the hot pan.
  • Once the flour has reached 160F (72C) allow it to cool and run it through a sifter to break up any clumps that may have formed while baking.  Set aside.
  • Make sure you don’t burn the flour. Remember, we are heating it, not baking, don’t expect much color change, it should NOT turn golden-brown.
  • Make sure you sift it after the heat treatment and let it fully cool before adding it to no-bake desserts.

Watermelon Truffles are a fun, tasty and colorful summer treat. Easy to make, with just a few ingredients, these are also no bake and perfect to brighten your day.

Watermelon Truffles Recipe Tips:

  • Using Cake Mix is a great shortcut as you don’t have to measure and mix many ingredients. Also, the cake mix will add a delicious flavor, White Cake mix is best to use, as it is easier to the color pink. You can also use Strawberry Cake Mix. If you will be using a yellow cake mix, you may need to add more gel color.
  • Also, the unsalted butter must be room temperature. Not greasy and oily, at that point, the butter is way too melted.
  • In this recipe, mini chocolate chips work best because the truffles are bite-size.
  • In addition, using candy melts for the chocolate coating is key. You can try to use white chocolate, melt it and after that when it cools down to mix it green gel food color. However, white chocolate is very pretentious and can easily separate, becoming unusable. Using the Green Candy Melts is best, as those are designed to melt (link below).
  • Be careful when melting the chocolate as it tends to separate, start by melting for 30-40 secs and stir well, and after that melt in 15 secs increments and stir well as the residual heat will melt the remaining chocolate chunks.

No Bake Watermelon Truffles are a fun, tasty and colorful summer treat. Easy to make, with just a few ingredients, these are perfect to brighten your day.

Will the truffles have a watermelon taste?

If you want your truffles to truly taste like watermelon, you can add 1 teaspoon of watermelon extract to the batter (link below).

HOW LONG WILL Watermelon Truffles STAY FRESH?

The Truffles can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for about 5-7 days.

CAN YOU STORE AND FREEZE Watermelon Truffles?

Absolutely! Cool the bites completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that, wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Defrost before serving.

Tools/Ingredients I used to make this recipe:

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4.84 from 6 reviews
Watermelon Truffles
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 24 people
Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 package  White Cake Mix  (15.25 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup  all purpose flour 
  • 2 sticks  unsalted butter  (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup  mini chocolate chips 
  • 8 drops  pink gel food color 
  • 1 teaspoon  watermelon extract  (optional)
  • 2 packages  Wilton Green Candy Melts  (12 ounces each)

Instructions

  1. Cover a baking sheet or cutting board with waxed paper and set aside.

  2. Slice butter into 8-10 pieces and add it to a large bowl, add cake mix and flour.
  3. Using a fork, work the butter into the flour and cake mix until fully combined and it resembles smooth cookie dough. To make the process easier, mix with the fork and after that use your hands or a spatula to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Add watermelon extract and pink gel food color, fold in with a spatula.
  5. Add mini chocolate chips and fold in with a spatula.
  6. Measuring 1.5-2 tablespoons of truffle batter, using a cookie scoop, scoop dough and using your palms roll it into a ball. Place truffle balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in freezer for 10 minutes (or refrigerate for 30 minutes) before coating with green chocolate.
  7. The amount of truffles you will get depends on how large or small you make them.

Green White Chocolate Coating:

  1. Add candy melts to a large microwave safe bowl and melt for 30-40 seconds. Stir well and microwave for another 20 or 30 seconds, stir well with a spatula and if there is still chocolate that did not melt, microwave for another 15 seconds and stir well.
  2. Using a fork, dip each dough ball into the melted white chocolate and place on a prepared plate covered with wax or parchment paper.
  3. Place truffles in the fridge for at least 20 - 30 minutes or until the chocolate coating hardens.
  4. Store truffles in the fridge for up to 7-10 days.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 107 Carbohydrates: 21 Protein: 1 Fat: 1 Saturated Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 0 Sodium: 152 Potassium: 19 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 11 Vitamin A: 15 Calcium: 55 Iron: 0.6 g
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dixya @food, pleasure, and health

this is such a creative way to make truffles. i never thought of freezing cake mix into a cookie dough.

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Jen

These cute truffles are what summer is all about! I'm not sure mine will be as cute as yours but I'm definitely going to try.

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Delaney | Melanie Makes

These are so fun! Perfect for summer.

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Can you use watermelon Jello for the tasted?

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Michelle De La Cerda @ The Complete Savorist

These are so fun, great addition to any summer outdoor gathering.

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Michelle

What a fun idea...these are so cute!

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Renee - Kudos Kitchen

These are super fun! I'll bet they'd be the talk of any party or BBQ!

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Cookin Canuck

Very cute idea! I have a feeling these would be a hit at any bbq.

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Nutmeg Nanny

These are so fun! Love how they are no bake - perfect for summer!

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Lori Vachon

What a super fun addition for summer parties! My kids would go crazy over these, I'd have to hide them until party time!

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Marysa

These are adorable! I would love to make these with the girls over the summer. This would be so fun to make as a a party favor too.

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Jeanette

I love these desserts. They're fun to eat, they're little and they taste delicious. I have never tried the watermelon version but I'm going to.

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Kim

The watermelon truffles are so cute and summery. I teach kindergarten and my students would have loved those. I also saw the white sprinkled truffles on the way to the comments and those look delish too.

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Thanks Kim! I actually have a kindergarten age boy and he LOVES these truffles and also the sprinkle ones :)

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Pam

These are so cute. Such a perfect dessert to serve at an outdoor picnic or barbecue!

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Thank you :)

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Claudia Krusch

These Watermelon Truffles look so cute and delicious. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some one the weekend. I want to try the White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles recipe as well.

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The raspberry ones are also amazing and so flavorful!

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Christy Maurer

Those are just adorable! I love how creative they look and they look pretty easy to make too! Thanks for the recipes!

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Thank you Christy, they are pretty easy to make :)

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Maurene Cab

Watermelon truffles seem to be a great snack idea for this summer. It’s great that I don’t need to bake it.

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thanks

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Debra J Hawkins

I have never seen a watermelon truffle before! My kids would absolutely flip out to bit into these and find the watermelon center!

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Mine loved these!

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Lisa

My daughters love making no bake truffles! I am definitely going to add this to their recipe folder.

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margarette

These Watermelon truffles are so colorful. Maybe in the future, I would try making it.

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thank you!

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Betty Boiron

This is such an interesting idea. I would try to use beets to color them naturally. What do you think?

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It should work, you may have to add a bit more flour, but the color should be pretty, maybe not as pink, but definitely pretty!

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy

I love watermelon anything. These truffles look absolutely amazing. They would be perfect for summer. Im totally trying this recipe.

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Tatanisha Worthey

What an absolutely adorable idea! Dang, I always feel like my creativity lacks when I see neat things like this. These would be perfect for a get together this summer!

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lol when I open Pinterest I always feel like I am not creative haha! Yes, these are perfect for summer parties!

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Emily

Oh these are adorable and look delicious too! My Mother in law loves to bake and is always getting creative with her desserts. I am sending this to her, I know she would love to make it!

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Thank you Emily!

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Crystal Lopez

These look delicious and perfect for summer. Watermelon means summer in Texas1!!

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shirl

They have watermelon jello, anyone have any idea how it could be used for color and flavor? just a thought. love the recipe, will try it

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adriana

These look soo good! And they're so stinkin' cute! They'd be so perfect for a summer party or BBQ. I have to try making them!!!

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thank you!

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Kiwi

These are so fun! Will be great for a really fun summer theme party!

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Corinna

I'm sorry but making truffles has nothing to do with cake mixes. Why not make a pink ganache and as it cools add watermelon flavor/oil and chips. Let it completely chill, roll into balls, chill again and dip in green melted chocolate.

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Great idea :)

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Carolyn

Does that count as fruit..... like is that health???

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Alexa

These cute truffles are what summer is all about! I’m not sure mine will be as cute as yours but I’m definitely going to try. So satisfying :)

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Sue La Barbera

This recipe looks delicious, such a pretty summer treat. In the beginning, you mention about baking the cake mix, but it's not mentioned in the recipe. Shouldn't that be in the recipe also? Sometimes people read quickly, then print the recipe but since that is not mentioned in the recipe, they might forget about it. I've used cake mixes in recipes many times over the years, but the desserts were always being baked. I'm giving the recipe a 4 star rating since I haven't made it yet.

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RVNeed

Omg these look so good! I honestly wish that I had some right now because they look so amazing and so delicious! I wll make it on the next time. thanks for your sharing so much

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