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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  1. Christine @ Cooking Crusade December 18, 2012  5:07 pm Reply

    Mmm more delicious looking truffles! I never really had egg nog growing up, but maybe I should give it a try this year ? :) Lovely pics as usual!

  2. Meeta December 18, 2012  6:09 pm Reply

    OOh I do love eggnog in every way and form. These are the perfect gifts with spice and booze AND chocolate! ;o)

    • Jennifer December 21, 2012  2:17 pm Reply

      Hehe you're right, they have the perfect combination of everything Christmassy. :D Have a wonderful Christmas Meeta!

  3. cakewhiz December 18, 2012  6:43 pm Reply

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

  4. The Life of Clare December 18, 2012  7:07 pm Reply

    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!

  5. thelittleloaf December 18, 2012  7:29 pm Reply

    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 :-)

  6. Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon December 18, 2012  7:41 pm Reply

    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!

  7. Kathryn December 18, 2012  7:51 pm Reply

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

    PS voted for you!

  8. Gail December 18, 2012  8:28 pm Reply

    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.

    • Jennifer December 18, 2012  10:29 pm Reply

      Hi Gail,

      Unfortunately, yes, Facebook is the only way to vote. Thanks anyway :D

  9. erin @ yummy supper December 19, 2012  4:02 am Reply

    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,

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 19, 2012  4:19 am Reply

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

  11. BakingMyselfHappy December 19, 2012  5:17 pm Reply

    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

  12. Nami | Just One Cookbook December 19, 2012  5:38 pm Reply

    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!!

  13. Kankana December 20, 2012  9:08 am Reply

    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 :)

  14. LittleBoxBrownie January 10, 2013  9:13 am Reply

    Hi Jennifer,

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

  15. Jackie November 8, 2013  12:47 pm Reply

    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 :)

    • Jennifer November 9, 2013  7:45 am Reply

      Hi Jackie, yes, the cream I'm referring to is whipping cream. As for storage, I wouldn't recommend freezing. They can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. You can also leave the bourbon out too :) I hope you enjoy them.

  16. Angie December 2, 2013  8:32 am Reply

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

    • Jennifer December 2, 2013  10:28 am Reply

      Hi Angie,

      Actually there is no cinnamon. Not sure why I wrote cinnamon in the instructions :) Anyway, I've fixed it now.

  17. Amy December 17, 2013  11:29 am Reply

    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.

    • Jennifer December 17, 2013  1:34 pm Reply

      Hi Amy,

      I'm sorry about the difficulties you are having getting the ganache to set. I find sometimes white chocolate ganache does take a long time to set. In those cases I leave the ganache in the refrigerator overnight and it's usually fine the next day.

      Another reason it might not be setting properly is if you used chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are made to be somewhat heat resistant (so that they don't melt completely when used in cookies) and contain less cocoa butter than regular chocolate, causing problems with setting. Did you use chocolate chips or chocolate from a block?

      Let me know how it turns out and if you have any other questions.

  18. Anna December 18, 2013  8:42 am Reply

    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.

    • Jennifer December 18, 2013  8:50 am Reply

      Hi Anna,

      To be honest, I'm not sure as I've never used store bought eggnog (not something I've seen for sale here in Australia). I'm assuming your store bought eggnog uses a milk base with perhaps a little cream instead of all cream (you might want to check the ingredients list), so the ganache could potentially be quite runny or not set at all.

      Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but if you do try it I'd love to hear how it goes.

  19. Anna December 18, 2013  9:39 am Reply

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

    • Jennifer December 18, 2013  10:48 am Reply

      Great. Let me know how it goes Anna :D

  20. Amy December 19, 2013  1:39 am Reply

    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.


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