December 19, 2018

Eggnog truffles

Large platter filled with finished eggnog truffles.

Decadent, rich, and creamy truffles full of eggnog flavors are a lovely treat for the holidays! These holiday candies are a delicious addition to your holiday dessert plates or as a homemade gift.

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. There are already a lot of cookies and desserts at the holidays, but things like truffles, fudge, bark, and other candies have their place as well.

There are several recipes out there for eggnog truffles, but many of them do not contain any eggnog. This recipe uses eggnog, white chocolate, freshly grated nutmeg, and cinnamon to really enhance the eggnog flavor in these truffles.

Close-up of an eggnog truffle with freshly grated nutmeg on top.

Consumables are one of my favorite gifts to give and to receive for Christmas. I like to include these truffles for all the people I know who enjoy eggnog. They are so creamy and delicious and the topping of freshly grated nutmeg makes them extra flavorful and fragrant. 

I made 18 larger truffles, but you can can smaller ones as well as they are quite rich. It's really up to your preference, but I like them to fit into the little mini muffin liners that I use to hold them. Plus, this way each truffles is 2-3 bites. 

Don't skip adding the freshly grated nutmeg to the top of these truffles. It enhances the flavor and the aroma of nutmeg and eggnog. A touch of cinnamon inside the truffles helps as well since these are spices used to make eggnog.

Add these truffles to your holidays this year. They are festive and fun and a perfect treat for those who love eggnog.

Platter of finished eggnog truffles with a hand holding one showing a bite out.

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Yield: About 18-20 truffles
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
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Eggnog Truffles

Eggnog Truffles

Decadent, rich, and creamy truffles full of eggnog flavors are a lovely treat for the holidays! These holiday candies are a delicious addition to your holiday dessert plates or as a homemade gift.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Stir one bag of chocolate chips, salt, and butter in a medium heat-proof bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Place plastic wrap over the bowl and press it against the mixture. Refrigerate for two hours.
  4. 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.
  5. Use a tablespoon scoop for large 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.
  6. 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.

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Platter of finished eggnog truffles with a ribbon and nutmeg decorating the platter.

Check out these other eggnog recipes: 

White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge

Glazed Eggnog Loaf Cake

Eggnog Pudding Pie  

Spelt Eggnog Pancakes

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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