Eggnog Truffles Recipe

Eggnog Truffles recipe | via #christmas

One of my strongest memories of Christmases growing up was of Mum making eggnog. No Christmas was complete without it or Nana’s Scottish Tablet.

When Mum made a batch of eggnog my brother and I would drink it up greedily, and we would always turn around and look to see if there was more. It was sweet, creamy, fragrant, and a special treat that we only had at Christmas time.

It’s funny what memories stick with you, and I’m not sure why this one has, but now whenever I smell nutmeg it always reminds me of drinking eggnog when I was little.

But not everyone is so keen on this famous Christmas eggy drink, so this is where Eggnog Truffles come in. Everyone loves chocolate, especially chocolate truffles, and even if you are not keen on white chocolate, which I am not, these are good, and taste just like eggnog as the chocolate slowly melts on your tongue.

One or two of these with a cup of tea while watching Love Actually on Christmas eve, and my Christmas is set.

Eggnog Truffles recipe | via #christmas


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Eggnog Truffles
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Recipe adapted from Makes 20 truffles
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 360g (12.5 ounces) of white chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup of cream (not thickened cream)
  • 1 tbs of Bourbon liqueur (if using regular Bourbon reduce this to 2 to 3 tsp depending on your taste preferences)
  • ¼ tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
  • ground nutmeg for sprinkling
  1. Place 180g of the white chocolate along with the cream, bourbon liqueur and nutmeg and place in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator and place a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray. Use a melon baller to scoop the mixture into balls. If the mixture is too hard leave for 5 to 10 minutes to soften. Roll in between the palms of your hands to neaten the shape and make a smooth surface. Place each ball on the baking paper and repeat with the remainder of the mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour, or until firm.
  3. Take the remaining chocolate and place in a clean heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth and runny. Using two forks, dip each ball in the white chocolate and tap the forks on the edge of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate. Place on the baking paper and sprinkle with ground nutmeg. Repeat with remaining truffles. Refrigerate until set.
Makes a wonderful handmade Christmas gift!


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29 Comments on "Eggnog Truffles Recipe"

December 19, 2013

I used chocolate chips and after leaving it in the freezer overnight, it still didn’t set up. I have it on my counter now to see what type of consistency it will be at room temperature. I’m hoping I can use it to ice sugar cookies or something else as it does have a good flavor and I really would hate to waste it.

December 18, 2013

You’re right, it does use both milk and cream, but it seems plenty thick enough. I’ll have to give it a try.

December 18, 2013

thee look so good. do you think it would be possible to make them with eggnog from the store instead of cream and liqueur? i don’t have either of those ingredients but i do have eggnog.

December 17, 2013

I am trying to make this recipe right now. I made the ganache filling and have had it setting in the freezer for several hours now and every time I take a scoop out and form it into a ball it melts down into a disc shape. No matter how cold I get it, it won’t set up into a ball shape. I followed your recipe, can you help me fix this? I’m at a dead end and really want to get these done as I’m planning to give them out as gifts.

December 2, 2013

Question. The ingredients don’t list cinnimon but the instructions do how much are we to use? Thanks. Can’t wait to try these

November 8, 2013

hi Jennifer. The ingredients mention cream, would that be the eggnog or are you referring to a whipping cream? Also how can I store these? Can I freeze these? Thank you for the recipe. Oh wait one more question can I make these without the bourban to still have the flavor. I want to share these with my kids as well. Thank you :)

January 10, 2013

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is wonderful, I’ll be stopping by often.
Thanks again.

December 20, 2012

I did vote for you, good luck! :) I want one of those truffles!

December 20, 2012

You are on a truffle rush these days. This one I am so gonna try. My husband loves white chocolate and this would make him very happy :)

December 19, 2012

What a wonderful idea to make truffles with eggnog! This is certainly my first time for me, and I’d love to have some! It’s only recent years that I tried eggnog and good ones are very tasty. The other day Starbucks were giving out samples and that was delicious too! I want these truffles!!

December 19, 2012

These sound great! Only discovered how amazing eggnog is yesterday, these truffles are now on the ‘must make immediately’ list!
Voted for you, good luck x

December 19, 2012

I love the flavors of eggnog though not the texture, so these truffles are perfect for me! :)

December 19, 2012

Jennifer, It has been way too long since I’ve stopped by. Fall has simply raced by!
It’s nice to be back here and seeing your delicious creations. I, for one, love egg nog and white chocolate – so I think these little truffles are calling my name.
Wishing you peaceful and delicious holidays,

December 18, 2012

Hi Jennifer. Is the only way to vote for you via Facebook? Would like to vote for you but I’m not a Facebook user.

December 18, 2012

These sound so delicious especially as I am a huge fan of white chocolate.

PS voted for you!

I’ve never had eggnog. It’s just not the thing to drink in a Brisbane summer, but putting these flavours in a truffle is a neat solution to this problem. Lovely photos!

December 18, 2012

These look absolutely delicious! I’m not a fan of hot drinks so eggnog is out for me but I do like the flavours so these truffles would be perfect. I’m also one of the people who does like white chocolate so double bonus :-)

December 18, 2012

I’ve never had egg nog! I’d love to try it, maybe it’s a more northern hemisphere thing, but I’ve heard so much about it! These truffles sound and look divine!

December 18, 2012


December 18, 2012

indulging in truffles always gets me into the christmas mood and your eggnog truffles look delicious! i just had to pin these :)