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White Chocolate Truffles

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Homemade white chocolate truffles are luxurious and so easy to make. These rich, creamy and decadent confections are destined to be your new go-to dessert.  With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can make these elegant treats that promise to elevate any occasion. Ready? Let’s get the chocolate melting!

Easy Truffles with White Chocolate 

White chocolate is the star of this recipe. It is known for its creamy texture and rich, buttery flavor. It melts smoothly, blends effortlessly with other ingredients, and sets perfectly to form the base of your truffles.

These white artisan chocolate truffles start with a creamy ganache that is a bit softer and higher in fat than our white chocolate ganache.

Here is Why This Recipe Works

  1. Easy: One of the best things about this recipe is its simplicity. You don’t need to be a professional pastry chef. In fact, its an ideal recipe for involving kids in the kitchen. From measuring and mixing to rolling the truffles in their chosen coatings, there are plenty of fun, hands-on tasks that little ones can help with. 
  2. Customizable: This recipe serves as a fantastic base and you can add a personal touch to each batch by mixing up the coatings. Chopped nuts, festive sprinkles, and glittery sanding sugar are just a few suggestions. 
  3. Perfect for Gifting: There’s something incredibly special about homemade gifts, and these white chocolate truffles are no exception. Packaged in pretty gift boxes or tins, they make a thoughtful gift for birthdays and holidays.
  4. No Special Equipment Required: This recipe doesn’t require any special kitchen gadgets. If you have a bowl, a microwave or stovetop, and a fridge, you’re all set. 

Ingredients for White Chocolate Balls

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for this these white truffles. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

  • Pantry: White chocolate bar, chopped nuts, sprinkles, sanding sugar
  • Dairy: Heavy cream, Salted butter

How to Make Creamy White Bon Bons

Here is a brief overview to get an idea of what to expect with the recipe for homemade truffles. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

  1. Chop the white chocolate and place it in a bowl.
  2. Heat the cream and butter until steaming and begins to bubble, then pour over the chocolate.
  3. Let the mixture sit, then stir until smooth and let it thicken.
  4. Shape the ganache into balls and prepare your coatings.
  5. Coat the truffles in melted chocolate or roll them in your chosen decorations.

Variations

Our base truffles recipe serves as a canvas for a range of variations. Here are just a few:

  • Fruit-Infused: Mix freeze-dried raspberry powder into the white ganache for a fruity twist.
  • Liquor-Flavored: Add a splash of your favorite liqueur to the ganache for an adult version.
  • Spiced Truffles: Incorporate a pinch of cinnamon or cardamom into the ganache for a warm, spiced flavor.
  • Dark Cocoa Dusted: For a rich and sophisticated finish, roll your truffles in fine dark cocoa powder.

Tips for Success

When making white chocolate truffles, here are a few tips to ensure they come out perfectly every time:

  • Ensure your hands are cool to prevent the ganache from melting as you roll the truffles.
  • Use high-quality white chocolate for the best flavor and texture.
  • While white chocolate chips or white candy melts can be used, a finely chopped chocolate bar results in a smoother ganache and a more gourmet flavor. 
  • If your ganache is too soft, chill it in the refrigerator for a bit longer to firm up before shaping the truffles.

Storing Chocolate Truffles

Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. For longer storage, they can be frozen for up to three months.

And there you have it—your very own homemade white chocolate truffles, ready to add a touch of elegance to any moment. The best part about this recipe his how easy it is. 

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White chocolate truffles coated in chocolate and sprinkles.

White Chocolate Ganache Truffles

These white chocolate ganache truffles are rich, creamy, and ultra decadent. They are easy to make and you only need a few ingredients for gourmet results.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 25 to 30 truffles
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Dahn Boquist

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces white chocolate bar finely chopped (227 grams)
  • cup heavy cream (76 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

Coating/Decoration

  • 6 ounces white chocolate finely chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped nuts coconut shreds, sprinkles, or sanding sugar

Instructions

  • Place the white chocolate in a bowl.
  • Heat the cream and butter either in the microwave or on the stovetop until it is steaming hot and starts to bubble around the edges. 
  • Pour the cream over the white chocolate. Cover the bowl and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes then stir until completely melted. If there are still a few chunks of chocolate, zap it in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds then let it sit for a few minutes. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate, let it melt slowly. 
  • Cover the bowl and let it sit for 2 to 3 hours until the ganache thickens to the consistency of peanut butter. Pop it in the fridge if your kitchen is warm. 
  • With a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, measure out 1-½ tablespoons sized portions and shape into balls. Place them on parchment paper or waxed paper.
  • Melt the additional white chocolate and dip half of the truffles in the chocolate and place on the parchment paper until set. 
  • Roll the remaining truffles in nuts, sprinkles, and sanding sugar. 

Notes

  • If the ganache begins to melt or stick to your hands when you roll the balls, cool your hands under cold water and dry them thoroughly before continuing.
  • When melting the additional white chocolate for coating, do so in short intervals, stirring between each, to avoid burning the chocolate. A double boiler method can also provide more control over the melting process. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g

Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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angiesrecipes

Saturday 23rd of March 2024

These look terrific! My husband is a huge fan of white chocolate and would definitely enjoy these.

Dahn Boquist

Sunday 24th of March 2024

Thanks Angie!

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