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Dulce de Leche Nilla Bites

The most delicious Christmas cookie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookie
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Stacey Eckert


  • 4 oz brick cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup Mexican caramel spread dulce de leche
  • 40 NILLA wafers
  • 2 Tbsp sweetened flaked coconut toasted
  • 1 oz green candy coating melted
  • 1 oz. red candy coasting wafers melted


  • Mix cream cheese and caramel sauce until blended; spread onto bottom sides of 20 NILLA wafers. Cover with remaining Nilla wafers to make sandwiches.
  • Roll edges of sandwiches in coconut; place on parchment-covered baking sheet.
  • Spoon green candy coasting into resealable plastic bag; cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag. Use to drizzle coating over sandwiches. Repeat with red candy coating wafers. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until candy coating is firm.
  • Note - For a softer, more cake-like texture, store sandwiches in single layer in airtight container overnight before serving. Sandwiches can be stored for up to 5 days in refrigerator, and will continue to soften with each day of storage.
  • Substitute - Melt 2 oz. semi-sweet or white baking chocolate as directed on package. Use instead of the melted green and red candy coating wafers.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving - 170 calories, 9g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 15g sugars, 2g protein