Try these white chocolate truffles recipe as delicious and creamy as my Oreo truffles, every bite is delightful and will satisfy your sweet cravings.
Indulge in the pure pleasure of a creamy white chocolate treat made with only 4 ingredients and perfect for any occasion or for a sweet moment of indulgence.
Why you'll love this recipe
White chocolate truffles are delightful bite-sized confections made from a creamy mixture of two main ingredients which are white chocolate and heavy cream just like the classic chocolate truffle recipe.
These velvety-smooth treats are typically rolled into small balls and can be coated with various toppings like cocoa powder, powdered sugar, shredded coconut or like my version here with a white chocolate coating.
With their rich and luxurious flavor, white chocolate truffles offer a delightful combination of sweetness and decadence, making them a perfect treat for any occasion or a special gift to indulge in pure bliss.
- Easy recipe to make at home with just 2 main ingredients and 2 optional ingredients for a creamier, tastier texture.
- A crunchy white chocolate coating and other indulgent coating options to enhance your little white chocolate balls.
- Homemade truffles are a perfect treat to offer your loved ones for the holidays, for a wedding celebration, a baby shower, a party birthday or for your own personal pleasure.
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Ingredients you need
*You will find the quantities of the ingredients and the complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of the page.
- White chocolate: Use quality baking white chocolate bars or white chocolate chips with a high percentage of cocoa butter from Valhrona, Cocoa Barry, or Callebaut brands for a less sweet taste.
- heavy cream: Preverably use a full-fat heavy cream with 30% fat or even a heavy whipping cream.
- Butter: Optional you can add unsalted butter or salted butter to add a creamier texture.
- Vanilla and salt: Essential to bring out all the flavors in this basic recipe. You can also add flavorings to the white chocolate, such as lemon extract, orange peel, or a few drops of water-soluble chocolate food coloring.
- Chocolate: White chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips to temper if possible to have a shiny and crunchy shell. You can also use a white candy coating directly like candy melts.
- Decoration: Sprinkle with fleur de sel, chopped nuts, sugar pearls, grated coconut, crushed peppermints,...
How to make White Chocolate Balls
Make the ganache
- Chop the white chocolate finely with a knife and place in a large bowl.
- Add the heavy cream, butter, vanilla, and salt.
- Heat in a double boiler over medium heat in a saucepan containing a little water and stir until the truffle mixture is smooth and slightly thick.
- Cover the white chocolate mixture with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Shape the balls
- When the ganache is completely cooled, form balls of dough and roll them quickly between the palms of your hands (they will be a little sticky).
- Place them back in the fridge for a few minutes before rolling them again to form round balls.
- Then place in the fridge for another 20 minutes while preparing the chocolate coating.
- Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler and if possible temper the chocolate using a candy thermometer.
- Place the melted chocolate in a small deep bowl.
- Prick a white chocolate truffle with a toothpick and dip it into the melted chocolate.
- Shake off excess melted white chocolate, then place the white chocolate truffles on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Twist the toothpick with your fingertips before gently lifting it out of the truffle.
- Allow truffles to cool completely before adding more dark chocolate with a piping bag.
Storage instructions and Freeze
At room temperature: Homemade white chocolate truffles can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks, placed in an airtight container box with an airtight lid or in a glass jar.
In the fridge: You can also store them in the fridge, especially if you prepare them in the warmer months, in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
How to freeze? They keep quite well out of the fridge, but if you still want to keep them in the freezer, that's perfectly possible, well packed in an airtight container or conservation bag for up to 3 months.
Tip for this recipe
- High-Quality Chocolate: Use high-quality white chocolate for the truffle filling and dark chocolate for the coating. Good chocolate makes a significant difference in flavor and texture.
- Proper Chopping: Finely chop both the white chocolate and dark chocolate to ensure they melt smoothly and create a silky ganache and a glossy coating.
- Heating the Cream: Heat the heavy cream until it's hot but not boiling, and then pour it over the chopped white chocolate. This helps melt the white chocolate evenly.
- Chilling Time: Allow the ganache to cool and set properly by refrigerating it for several hours or overnight before shaping into truffles. This makes it easier to work with.
- Effortless Truffle Shaping: When using an ice cream scoop to shape truffles, ensure it's dipped in hot water and dried between scoops for smoother and more effortless shaping.
- Tempering White Chocolate: Achieve shiny, solid shells by following this temperature curve: Begin by melting the chocolate at 45°C, then allow it to cool to 27°C before reheating it to 30°C just before use.
Fruit-Infused: Add fruit puree or zest (such as lemon, orange, or raspberry) to the white chocolate ganache for a fruity twist.
Nutty Delight: Mix finely chopped toasted nuts (like almonds, hazelnuts, or pistachios) into the ganache for a crunchy texture.
Coffee Lover's: Incorporate instant coffee granules or espresso powder into the ganache for a delightful coffee-flavored truffle.
Coconut Dream: Blend shredded coconut into the ganache for a tropical and coconutty flavor.
Liqueur-Infused: Experiment with liqueurs like Baileys, Grand Marnier, or Amaretto to create adult-themed truffles.
Faq - Frequently Asked Questions
How to add color to white chocolate truffles?
Add an oil-based liposoluble coloring for chocolate to match your truffles to any occasion, like blue or pink color for a babyshower.
How to make vegan white chocolate truffles?
Replace the heavy cream with coconut cream and add vegan butter for a vegan white chocolate ball.
Can I substitute heavy cream with condensed milk?
Yes, you can replace the cream with condensed milk, but preferably not sweetened, as white chocolate is already quite sweet.
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