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White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

close up shot of white chocolate lemon truffles dipped into powdered sugar with a bite taken out of one on a plate
These white chocolate lemon truffles are full of rich and velvety white chocolate and bright lemon -- delightfully delicious!
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  1. WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON TRUFFLES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON TRUFFLES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
  6. MORE RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
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Our easy white chocolate lemon truffles are bursting with sweet white chocolate and tart lemon flavor covered in a dusting of powdered sugar. These delicious confections are like happy little balls of sunshine.

Truffles are such an elegant, and often a surprisingly simple, delicacy to make. Try our cookies and cream truffles for another spin on these treats. For all those lemon lovers, try lemon bars and lemon lush.


MORE LEMON RECIPES:
Lemon Brownies | Lemon Poke Cake


WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON TRUFFLES INGREDIENTS

You will need:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoons lemon extract
  • ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Pro Tip: You can use 3 to 4 drops of lemon oil if you do not have the lemon extract.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Nuts: Instead of the powdered sugar, you could roll these in crushed walnuts or pistachios for an added crunch.

Filling: You could change up the flavor of the truffles entirely. Try orange or lime by replacing the zest and extract flavors. If you want to try these with white chocolate only, you can just skip the lemon extract and zest.

Alcohol: For a grown-up twist on these treats, add a bit of limoncello instead of the extract.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON TRUFFLES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Add the white chocolate chips to a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

STEP TWO: In a small saucepan, melt butter and add the lemon zest.

STEP THREE: Stir in the heavy cream and let it come up to temperature until just before it is boiling.

PRO TIP: Make sure you take this off the heat as soon as it starts to simmer, or the butter and cream will begin to separate.

STEP FOUR: Pour the hot cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over the white chocolate chips to melt chocolate.

STEP FIVE: Add the lemon and vanilla extract. Add the optional food coloring if you are using it, then stir until the mixture is smooth.

STEP SIX: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the melted white chocolate mixture until it is firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes.

PRO TIP: If the lemon truffle mixture is too warm, it will not form into balls properly. Make sure you don’t skimp on the time in the fridge for this step. I know it’s hard to wait for the yummy outcome, but it’s important!

STEP SEVEN: Scoop 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of the white chocolate mixture, form into small balls, and then roll the balls in the icing sugar. The balls should be about a 1 inch diameter.

PRO TIP: Using a small cookie scoop would give you uniform balls and the size you want for these truffles.

STEP EIGHT: Refrigerate the truffles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for at least 1 hour before enjoying them.

HOW TO SERVE

Make this lemon white chocolate truffles recipe and wrap them up in pretty packaging for gift giving. Add some Italian cookies and snowball cookies, and you will have a lovely selection of treats to share for a special occasion.

Or you can save this tasty treat all for yourself and enjoy them with a latte or some iced tea. We have lots of ideas such as iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these easy lemon truffles in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

IN THE FREEZER: For longer storage, these lemon chocolate truffles can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.

White chocolate and tangy lemon are such a perfect marriage of flavors. These little creamy truffles are so fresh and brimming with flavor. They are perfect all year round.

FAQ

Can I freeze these homemade truffles?

This lemon truffle recipe freezes well and can be stored for up to 1 month.

Can I use a different citrus flavor in these truffles?

This lovely treat could be made with orange or lime as well. Simply replace all the lemon components with equal lime or orange ingredients.

Should I store truffles in the fridge?

These truffles should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

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close up shot of white chocolate lemon truffles dipped into powdered sugar with a bite taken out of one on a plate

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

5 from 1 vote
These white chocolate lemon truffles are full of rich and velvety white chocolate and bright lemon — delightfully delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoons lemon extract
  • ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring optional
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Add the white chocolate chips to a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add lemon zest. Stir in the heavy cream and let it come up to temperature until just before it is boiling.
  • Pour the cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over the white chocolate chips. Add the lemon and vanilla extract. Add the food coloring, then stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Cover and refrigerate the chocolate chip mixture until it is firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
  • Scoop 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of the chocolate chip mixture and form into balls, then roll the balls in the powdered sugar.
  • Refrigerate the truffles for at least 1 hour before enjoying them.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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