Christmas truffles

Christmas truffles
  • Serves icon Makes 40 truffles
  • Time icon Hands-on time 40 min, plus setting

Christmas truffles make a wonderful edible gift to give to friends and family. Who wouldn’t want to receive a box full of white chocolate and eggnog truffles? Note: these beauties are strictly adults only.

Check out our guide on how to make chocolate truffles too, for extra pictures and tips.

Nutrition: Per truffle

Calories
97kcals
Fat
4.8g (2.9g saturated)
Protein
1.3g
Carbohydrates
11.5g (11.5g sugars)
Fibre
no fibre
Salt
trace
Calories
97kcals
Fat
4.8g (2.9g saturated)
Protein
1.3g
Carbohydrates
11.5g (11.5g sugars)
Fibre
no fibre
Salt
trace

Ingredients

  • 65ml whole milk
  • 35g unrefined caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 500g good quality white chocolate (300g chopped, 400g melted)
  • 30ml dark rum (we used El Dorado)
  • 20ml advocaat liqueur (optional)
  • 40 white chocolate shells
  • 80g white caster sugar

You’ll also need…

  • Large baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper
  • Piping bag; plastic gloves

Method

  1. To make the eggnog filling, put the milk, 35g unrefined sugar, spices and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan over a medium heat and cook until steaming. Put the 300g chopped white chocolate in a heatproof bowl and pour the milk mixture over, whisking until melted and smooth. Stir in the rum and advocaat (if using). Set aside to cool.
  2. Leave the white chocolate shells in the tray they came in, with the openings facing upwards. Put the eggnog mixture into the piping bag, snip off the very end to make a small hole, then squeeze the eggnog mixture into the shells to fill them. Spoon ¼ tsp melted chocolate over the top of each filled opening to seal. Allow to harden completely.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the 80g white sugar in a small frying pan over a medium heat – don’t stir or it will crystallise. Cook until it’s a brick-red caramel, then pour onto the large lined baking tray and allow to cool completely. When cool, wrap the caramel in the baking paper, then enclose in a tea towel. Bash with a rolling pin to a coarse powder (or break into shards, then whizz in a food processor to a fine powder).
  4. Re-line the baking tray. Mix the powdered caramel into the remaining melted white chocolate then, using gloved hands or a fork, dip each sealed chocolate shell into the mixture, rolling it around until fully coated. Put the truffles on the lined tray to set.

Recipe By

Paul A Young

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September 2019