These eggnog truffles take the classic Christmas treat to a whole new level. With flavors of white chocolate, bourbon, and nutmeg - these little morsels melt in your mouth and taste just like Christmas-time.
One of my strongest memories of Christmas growing up was the smell of eggnog. No Christmas was complete without it or my favorite Scottish Tablet.
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, these are delicious, 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.
If you're looking for some more Christmas desserts for this holiday season, check out these recipes:
- No-Bake Cheesecake Truffles
- Christmas Wreath Cookies
- Gingerbread Christmas Trees
- Plum Pudding Vodka
- Candy Cane Cake
- Strawberry & Chocolate Chip Christmas Wreaths
- 360 g white chocolate chopped, 12.5 ounces
- ¼ cup cream not thickened cream
- 1 tbs Bourbon liqueur if using regular Bourbon reduce this to 2 to 3 tsp depending on your taste preferences
- ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- ground nutmeg for sprinkling
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
You're right, it does use both milk and cream, but it seems plenty thick enough. I'll have to give it a try.
Great. Let me know how it goes Anna 😀
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.
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.
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.
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.
Question. The ingredients don't list cinnimon but the instructions do how much are we to use? Thanks. Can't wait to try these
Actually there is no cinnamon. Not sure why I wrote cinnamon in the instructions 🙂 Anyway, I've fixed it now.
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 🙂
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.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is wonderful, I'll be stopping by often.
Marina@Picnic at Marina says
I did vote for you, good luck! 🙂 I want one of those truffles!
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 🙂
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
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!!
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
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love the flavors of eggnog though not the texture, so these truffles are perfect for me! 🙂
erin @ yummy supper says
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,
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.
Unfortunately, yes, Facebook is the only way to vote. Thanks anyway 😀
These sound so delicious especially as I am a huge fan of white chocolate.
PS voted for you!
Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon says
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!
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 🙂
The Life of Clare says
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!
Lizzy (Good Things) says
indulging in truffles always gets me into the christmas mood and your eggnog truffles look delicious! i just had to pin these 🙂
OOh I do love eggnog in every way and form. These are the perfect gifts with spice and booze AND chocolate! ;o)
Hehe you're right, they have the perfect combination of everything Christmassy. 😀 Have a wonderful Christmas Meeta!
Christine @ Cooking Crusade says
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!