Kids Fun 101: Truffula Trees

Trufulla Trees from The Lorax


When my friend asked me to bring Oreo cookie pops to her daughter’s birthday party, I could’t resist turning them into Truffula Trees for a little Kid Fun 101 ~ especially with the release of The Lorax Movie, which we happened to love!

Truffula Trees

They’re actually quite easy to make and better yet, there is NO BAKING REQUIRED!

Oreo Cookies

I doubled my recipe, because of the number of guests they were having and used both golden and chocolate Oreo’s; double stuffed.  One package yields approximately 22 – 24 cake/cookie pops at the end of the process.

Food Processor

All Oreo’s need to be crushed for this recipe, so…into a mini chopper or food processor they go.  However, if you’re using golden & chocolate Oreo’s, keep them separated for varying flavors or combine them for a cookies n’ cream affect; the preference is yours.

Kid Tip: if you have active kids & a little extra time, place the cookies into a large Ziploc bag & let them crush them inside the closed bag; they’ll love the process!

cream cheese

Pour your crushed cookies into a bowl and add 4 oz. of softened cream cheese per package of cookies (i.e. that means room temperature softened, not microwave softened).

confectioner's sugar

Add 1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar, per package of cookies.

milk

Add 1 tablespoon of milk, per package of cookies.

electric mixer

And mix until all of the ingredients are moist and sticky.  Note: You do have work this for a bit, it’s not an immediate sticky mess :).

no bake cookies

Here is where I make my kids wash their hands again :)!  Now, roll the dough mixture into cookie balls, approximately 2 inches in diameter.  Place them on to a lined cookie sheet & put them into the refrigerator to set for at least an hour.  They need to be cold and firm before you can turn them into Truffula Trees.

cake pop sticks

Use cake pop sticks of varying lengths for your Truffula Tree trunks; I like the thicker sticks that can be found in crafting stores.  Then, wrap them with yellow & black pipe cleaners.   A couple of tips;

1. Make sure to leave room on either end of the stick exposed so that you can slide on the cake/cookie pop on one end and place the other into the fake ground where the Truffula Trees will stand.

2.  When wrapping the pipe cleaners, be certain to tuck the sharp edges on either end.

3.  There is no need to cut the pipe cleaners for shorter sticks, simply wrap a little tighter.

craft foam

To create the base, purchase a hard craft foam round that is found in the floral section of most crafting stores.  Secure it to a round tray with sticky tack and cut out green grass from construction paper.  Attach the grass at the seams with either sticky tack or you can, cautiously, use flat topped sewing pins.

wrapping grass

Fill in the top with green wrapping grass.

cake/cookie pops

Dip one end of the stick into melted white chocolate & then inserted the sticks into the cake pops.

melted chocolate

Coat the Truffula Tree tops with colored melted white chocolate.  Here’s the how to:

1. Place 6 oz of chocolate into a glass bowl at a time.

2. Microwave it on high for 1 minute.

3.  The chocolates will not look melted until you stir them thoroughly.

4.  Add wilton food coloring for your desired colors and stir until the color is evenly distributed.

Dip the cookies into the white chocolate and immediately place them into the foam ground to finish setting so that you don’t end up with one flattened side.  If you find the consistency difficult to dip, spread the white chocolate on to the tops with a butter knife.  Note: 6 oz. should cover 6 – 8 pops.

CHECK OUT My latest addition – a GIVE-A-WAY from THE LORAX…it includes the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack and more.  Learn how you can join in The Lorax Fun by clicking here.

 Truffula Trees

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82 Comments on “Kids Fun 101: Truffula Trees”

    1. I’m glad you liked them; they were a big hit at the party! Thanks for hosting Whimsy Wednesday…Hope you’re having a great week. I have a give-a-way I will be posting shortly from The Lorax too!

  1. Omgosh that is the cutest thing ever! I love the no bake version of cake pops! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks – I’m always nuts over any time-saver like a no-bake option! Thanks for hosting ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be adding a link up in September & will most definitely include your linky party!

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course you can! Hope your summer is going well…can’t believe it’s almost over!

    1. Thanks for hosting! I will be adding a link up page on my site in September & will add the All Star Blog Party ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day…

    1. Oh no – bed rest? Feel better soon! I hope you enjoy them when you are up & around! Have a great day…

    1. Hi there – you’re comment went into spam…I’m so glad I decided to peek there! It’s been retrieved & posted ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the pin – have a great Sunday!

  2. love oreo balls!! yum!

    Have a lovely day! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi there – just swung by to pay a visit & joined in on the blog hop ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for hosting! Will stop by again ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great evening…Jodie

  3. oh my goodness!!! These are adorbs!!! I love them ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinning & adding to my Seuss board ๐Ÿ™‚ Saw you on Whimsy Wednesdays!

    xx melissa @ mamamiss

    1. Hi there! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ – I’m so glad you popped over form Whimsy Wednesdays – just love the name! So excited to meet up with so many wonderful & creative ladies…have a great Sunday :)!

  4. These are just so amazing:) I love the theme. Thank you so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Now I am off to check out your other posts.
    Have an awesome day!

    1. HI there – thanks! And double thanks for hosting at Freedom Fridays…will be adding a link up page in September & will most definitely will add up Freedom Fridays! Have a great Sunday :).

  5. How fun!!! My kids and I have yet to see that movie. I was so want to make these for when we watch it now, haha.

    Visiting from Sunday Sweeties link up.

    – Jaime
    mrsmamapanda.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks for visiting from Sunday Sweeties link up! I love all of the link up fun I’ve been having & enjoy visiting so many sites. These would make for a great treat while watching the movie…it would definitely call for a full fledge movie night! I’ll post the winner this week ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi – Thanks! Thanks for hosting & for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to more link ups. Have a great week…

    1. Thanks! They really are so easy – I love for everyone/everything to look fab, but to be completely repeatable & easy to make (it’s my favorite equation w food) – have a great day!

  6. They look great, and sound easy to make. I have a couple of birthday parties coming up and am always on the lookout for good ideas.

    1. That’s the fabulous thing about this recipe…they look fab, everyone loves them, they taste great & they are fairly easy to make! A win-win for everyone…enjoy!

    1. Thanks! They were a pretty big hit with the 10 kids who were there to party Truffula Tree Style ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by – hope you visit back soon!

  7. The presentation is so colorful! What a great idea for kids parties. Less mess for parents, and a sweet treat for the kids.

  8. Thank you! Such a cute idea! And I am already thinking of ways to adapt these to other themes. I’m thinking of Halloween and black and white stems.

    1. I love the pumpkin Halloween theme idea! GREAT IDEA….thank you for sharing your thoughts…so many ways to go with these ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by; hope you visit back soon! Have a great evening ~ Jodie

    1. Hi there! Thank you…they are yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ I can only make them for parties or I’ll eat them – LOL! Thanks for stopping by & hope you visit back soon. Have a great evening ~ Jodie

    1. Hi there – thanks! Yes, they were a big hit. I’ve made the cookies quite a few times before, but when my friend asked me to bring them to her daughter’s birthday I couldn’t resist turning them into Truffula Tree Treats with the release of The Lorax on the horizon as we all loved it! I’m so glad that NBC Universal decided to share the give-a-way with readers! Have great evening & hope you visit back soon ~ jodie

    1. Hi there – I will most certainly hop over & visit at mom on time out! And, thank you for pinning it ๐Ÿ™‚ I love helping others in the blogosphere & always appreciate the support back! Thank you so much for visiting & hope you visit back soon~ have a great evening! Jodie

  9. Hi Jodie,

    Those are so adorable. I showed them to my daughter – she thinks they’re pretty cool too. I’m visiting after meeting on Twitter. I’ve signed up for your email newsletter and I’m following you via G+ and Pinterest. You have so many great ideas on your website and it’s pretty fantastic that you’re doing all this with your kids!
    I hope you can come visit us too. Cheers,

    Renee @ http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com

    1. Hi Renee! THANK YOU so much for visiting, for following & for your lovely comments ๐Ÿ™‚ And as you know…some days it’s easy with kids in tow & other times it’s where I’m juggling the chaos (LOL)! We’re all doing it on some level…. I most certainly will hop over & visit your site. Have a great evening…

    1. Hi there! Thanks for hosting so that we can all share ๐Ÿ™‚ I plan to be back…have a great day!

  10. Just love all the great imaginative ideas you have-You are so talented ! Love your website and all the great pics you post with the scrumptious recipes! Yummy!
    Thanks for all you do
    Sheri Edwards

  11. Hi Jodie,

    Thanks for sharing this awesome idea…can’t wait to follow these simplified directions and make these with my kids…we loved you at the Colonie Library this summer! Love your kid friendly ideas/recipes!

    Take Care!

  12. Such a fun and colorful idea. I am so happy you shared this on BeColorful so I can feature your post this week on Motivated Monday.
    Thanks again,
    pr

  13. Love Oreo truffles and these are soooo cute! Great idea! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  16. Awesome recipe! I don’t have a food processor, but I improvised. I took all the Oreos out of the plastic, took the tray out, and put the Oreos back in and resealed it to crush them with my….food hammer?! I don’t know what it’s called, but easy and no mess ๐Ÿ™‚

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