December 19, 2018

Eggnog truffles


Decadent and creamy truffles full of eggnog flavors are a lovely treat for the holidays! I made these eggnog truffles for this month's Fantastical Food Fight where the theme is candy. Candy isn't something I've made a lot of in the past, but I've been trying more and Christmas time is the perfect time to work on my candy making skills. I really wanted to use eggnog for its seasonal flavors, too. I read a lot of eggnog truffle recipes, but very few actually contained any eggnog. I saw this recipe and modified it for the recipe below. I made 18 large truffles, but you can make about 36 smaller ones if you prefer. They are rich enough that smaller is probably a perfect bite, but I made large ones mostly to fit my truffle paper holders. They are nice for a homemade holiday gift or to add to your Christmas cookie platter. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and time with their loved ones. Happy Holidays to you all!


Eggnog truffles
2 bags (11 oz. each) high-quality white chocolate chips (I like Ghirardelli), divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup eggnog, well-shaken
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, plus more for topping
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Stir one bag of chocolate chips, salt, and butter in a medium heat-proof bowl.

Heat the eggnog in a small saucepan until it comes to a low boil. Pour into the white chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. If the mixture doesn't melt all the way, you can put it in the microwave for about 5 second intervals or use a double-boiler. When smooth, whisk in the nutmeg and cinnamon.

Place plastic wrap over the bowl and press it against the mixture. Refrigerate for two hours.

Melt the remaining bag of chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals whisking each time, or over a double-boiler, until smooth. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Use a tablespoon scoop for large truffles (or teaspoon for small truffles). Roll the mixture in your hands and use a fork to cover each truffle with the white chocolate. Remove to the foil lined tray. Sprinkle with more nutmeg.

Repeat until all the mixture has been used. Let dry. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Let come to room temperature before serving.



What was I cooking one year ago?:  white chocolate eggnog fudge
Two years ago?: chocolate dipped orange shortbread cookies
Three years ago?: peppermint white hot chocolate
Four years ago?: chocolate chip snowball cookies
Five?: spaghetti squash patties w/ cilantro-lime yogurt sauce
Six?: chocolate ginger cookies
Seven?: sweet & spiced glazed mixed nuts
Eight?: sweet potato & black bean enchiladas
9?: cranberry-clementine cornmeal thumbprints

8 comments:

  1. What a perfect treat for the holidays! White chocolate is my husband's absolute favourite...might just surprise him with these goodies :-) Thanks, Amy!

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  2. Eggnog flavor candy is a win win for me!

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  3. What a great way to use the egg nog that is now in all of the stores. These sound delicious!

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  4. Wow... truffles with eggnog sounds really interesting...

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  5. I am a huge eggnog fan, and putting it into candy is just so brilliant!

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  6. My husband loves eggnog. Perhaps I will surprise him with these.

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  7. I'm an eggnog hater, BUT I always make eggnog treats for the rest of my family because I am outnumbered haha. They will love these!

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  8. This is full of so many flavors I love together! They look perfectly festive.

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