These white chocolate truffles are made all festive with nutmeg flavored white chocolate ganache centers. Quick and fun to decorate, these are a great dessert option throughout the holidays.
We love to make little sweet treats like these white chocolate truffles, whether for an edible gift or simply to serve to guests during the Christmas season. Simple to make, these are fun to get ready ahead of time to take the stress out of preparations for the holidays. Oh and they are super cute and customizable too!
If you didn't know already, we have a delicious selection of edible gifts like these Raspberry Truffles or our Strawberry Truffles. You can even go all out with our extra special gooey Biscoff Brownies. Whether you want to make them as gifts or not, we've definitely got you sorted for all your sweet treats for the holidays. Don't forget to match these up with our Easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
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⭐ Why you'll love this recipe
Here are some reasons why you need this white chocolate truffles recipe in your life:
Easy - with only 5 core ingredients needed to make these truffles, what could be easier? Simply melt, stir, chill and roll! You'll make these in no time.
Festive - we've given these chocolate truffles a festive edge by flavoring the centers with nutmeg. It makes them extra special but you don't have to use it if you prefer not to.
Edible gift - chocolate truffles make for the best edible gift, especially when on a budget. Share your love for others with these truffles this year.
Customizable - infinitely customizable with flavors or decorations, you can really mix things up and make these truffles your own.
Fun - making these is a great way to have a fun, connecting time with family and the kids. They don't have to be perfect, that's what makes them unique and special!
You only need simple ingredients for this white chocolate truffles recipe, this is what you'll need:
White chocolate - we recommend only using a white chocolate bar with a good percentage of cacao butter. White chocolate with a cacao butter content of 30-35% is ideal if you can get it, but don't worry if not. Chocolate chips will not be as successful for setting the ganache.
Heavy cream - you'll need heavy cream or double cream in the UK. This transforms your molten chocolate into the lovely ganache truffles you want.
Nutmeg - this is optional, but we love to add nutmeg when making festive chocolate truffles. It really is quite special in combination with the white chocolate.
Decorations - We decorated our truffles with white or dark chocolate, sprinkles and edible gold glitter spray to make them cute and special.
We know you love to mix things up with customizations and substitutions so here are some of our recommendations for this white chocolate truffles recipe:
Flavors - we love nutmeg for these festive chocolate truffles, but you can flavor them with any spice or extract you like - why not try pumpkin spice? Another simple but delicious option is to use the finely grated zest of your favorite citrus.
Dipping chocolate - coat the truffles in white, milk or dark chocolate, whichever you prefer. Or why not do a mixture and give them a marbled effect? Drizzle white chocolate over dark chocolate coated truffles and vice versa for a pretty look.
Crunch - instead of nutmeg, throw in some popping candy. Or go for a nutty coating, by rolling the truffle balls in chopped toasted hazelnuts or pistachios.
Cocoa powder - Dust them in cocoa powder to finish them simply instead of dipping in more chocolate.
Sprinkles - you can get really creative here, use whatever sprinkles take your fancy. Sprinkle a little on top, or go all out and roll them in sprinkles to fully coat them.
🔪 How to make white chocolate truffles
Follow these simple step by step guides to success for this white chocolate truffles recipe:
- Melt your white chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a water bath. Whilst melting the chocolate, heat your cream until scalded, not boiled. Pour the hot cream into the white chocolate.
- Stir together until completely combined, this will look weird at first but it will come together completely.
- Add in the ground nutmeg or other spices to your ganache mixture and stir until combined. Allow to cool.
- Leave to set in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. Use a scoop to measure out heaped teaspoons and roll into balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Melt your decorating chocolate in a heat proof bowl and dip your white chocolate truffle balls into it to coat. Use a fork to help excess chocolate drain away.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and decorate with sprinkles or however you wish.
👩🍳 Expert tips
Make sure to read and follow these expert tips to ensure complete success with this white chocolate truffles recipe:
Ganache - white chocolate ganache sets softer than milk or dark chocolate. But you should still be able to easily roll the ganache once scooped. If not, follow the tips below.
Nutmeg - use only freshly grated nutmeg. If you use pre ground it will be too much, the volume of freshly grated looks a lot but it is far less than pre ground. Also the flavor is much better in fresh.
Dipping - once rolled, place them back in the fridge whilst you melt the dipping chocolate. You'll have more chocolate than you need, but it will help with properly coating the truffles.
Coating thickens - if your dipping chocolate thickens whilst your coating the truffles, just reheat it slightly to loosen it and continue dipping.
Decorating - you will need to decorate immediately once dipped as the outside will set quickly before anything can stick. If you're simply spraying them or drizzling them you can wait but sprinkles need to stick to the molten chocolate.
💭 Recipe FAQs
Poor quality chocolate or not enough chocolate combined with the cream. If you find your ganache hasn't set in the fridge you can re-melt it over a water bath and stir in some more chocolate. Place it back in the fridge and it should set.
Yes you can, melt in 20-30 second bursts, stirring between bursts. You need to ensure your chocolate is fully melted without any lumps to make your ganache.
If you can make them last, they will store in an air tight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You can also freeze them in a similar container for up to 3 months. Defrost before consuming.
Place your bowl of split ganache mixture over a water bath and gentle heat and stir vigorously to get it to come back together. If that doesn't work you can add a little cold milk to the mixture and whisk it together to fix it. You can also check out other tips to fix a split ganache at our Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe.
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White Chocolate Truffles
- 340 g white chocolate, 12 oz
- 190 ml heavy/double cream, ¾ cup
- 2 ½ teaspoons nutmeg, freshly grated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 1 pinch fine sea salt
- 200 g dark or white chocolate, 7 oz
- sprinkles to decorate, optional
- 50 g white chocolate to decorate, 2 oz
- Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. In a small saucepan, heat the cream over a gentle heat until almost boiling. Remove from heat.340 g white chocolate, 190 ml heavy/double cream
- Pour the cream into the melted white chocolate and stir together until it has completely combined and the mixture is smooth. Add the nutmeg, vanilla and salt and very gently stir to combine.2 ½ teaspoons nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 pinch fine sea salt
- Leave to cool and then place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- Take heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll it between your hands to form a ball. It's easiest to roll the truffles if you wipe your hands clean after every few. Place onto a lined baking sheet and return to the fridge to firm up again.
- Melt the chocolate you are using to coat the truffles over a pan of simmering water.200 g dark or white chocolate
- Using a fork, dip each truffle into the chocolate until fully coated. Once coated, place each truffle onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to set, decorate with sprinkles before they set if you want them to stick. You can place them in the fridge to finish setting if you like.sprinkles to decorate
- If you are drizzling the truffles, melt the decorating chocolate. Pour this into a small freezer bag and snip off the corner - this makes a nifty little piping bag. Drizzle the tops of the truffles with white chocolate and leave to set.50 g white chocolate to decorate
- Only use freshly grated nutmeg, it looks a lot but it won't be the same volume if you use pre ground nutmeg.
- Be sure to decorate the coating chocolate with sprinkles before it sets. If you aren't needing it to stick you can decorate after they have set.
- Use a mini freezer bag to make a small piping bag if you are decorating with a drizzle.
- These white chocolate truffles will store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Likely longer if you can make them last that long!
- Make sure you use a good quality white chocolate to make the ganache. White chocolate chips don't work as well as a good quality chocolate bar.
Look at those - so attractive. Love the photography. Not too sure about the nutmeg though.
I love truffles and these are so moorish 🙂
These look absolutely delicious, not to mention beautiful! Will definitely try these, I could see them for lots of occasions. Valentine's Day gift box!
Thank you Monica! Ooh yes, they'd be perfect for Valentine's Day! Hope you enjoy!
mikaela | wyldflour says
I love the idea of adding spice to these truffles for the holiday season!! Wonderful idea!! And pigs in blankets? Definitely going to have to consider adding those to our traditional foods, since I love them so much.
Thanks Mikaela! The truffles are so delicious, you should definitely give them a go. And yeah! Pigs in blankets are a Christmas dinner must!!!
Michelle @ The Last Food Blog says
I love nutmeg! Not so keen on bread sauce, but I do love nutmeg in other sauces 😉 These are just gorgeous Sasha! I hope you had a lovely Christmas, have a very happy New Year xxx
Oh really? Haha, I could drink bread sauce! But seriously, these truffles are so, so delicious. I'm glad you like them! Happy New Year to you too, Michelle 🙂 xx
Hana | Nirvana Cakery says
I love nutmeg and these truffles must taste just divine! Have the most amazing magical Christmas Sasha and Happy New Year 2017! xx
Oh they really, really do! Have a wonderful Christmas too, Hana! xx