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Eggnog Creams

I adapted a creamy, dreamy truffle recipe from a chocolate cookbook and came up with my variation to give as gifts. Rum and nutmeg add a bit of classic eggnog flavor. —Carla Manning, Grantsburg, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 3-1/2 cups white baking chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Ground nutmeg, optional


  • In a microwave, melt 1-1/2 cups baking chips; stir until smooth. In a small bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add rum and vanilla. Beat in melted chips. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until set.
  • Shape mixture into 1-in. balls; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm and slightly dry to the touch.
  • In a microwave, melt shortening and remaining baking chips; stir until smooth. Dip balls in mixture; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheet; if desired, sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours or until set. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Ghirardelli white baking chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 154 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Jamie
    Oct 4, 2020

    Can you make and freeze ahead the Eggnog Creams?

  • Jada
    Oct 4, 2020

    Question: Could rum extract be used in place of the actual rum? If so, how much?

  • Lynn
    Sep 29, 2020

    I used spiced rum and some nutmeg and cinnamon to really push the egg nog flavor profile. They were fantastic.

  • Peggy
    Dec 19, 2018

    Fabulous recipe. I didn't have dark rum so I used brandy instead...I'm a Wisconsin girl! ALso used plenty of nutmeg to bring out the eggnog flavors. I hope they last until the holidays since I don't have time to make another batch!

  • tastycook50
    Dec 27, 2016

    got a question for you? if you have a package of premixed eggnog powdered stuff can you use it in this recipe instead of all the ingredients and how would you do it? i have some leftover eggnog and want to use it up besides the pouch of eggnog premixed to make some truffles so any advice on how to go about it?

  • Luanne001
    Dec 10, 2015

    Are Melting Chips the same as Baking Cips?

  • wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Nov 19, 2015

    From the taste of these wonderful candies you would never guess they do not have eggnog.

  • sstetzel
    Dec 10, 2014

    The combination of rum, nutmeg and vanilla turn these into a yummy little bite of eggnog heaven.

  • Irisa_Raina9
    Dec 9, 2014

    Not sure why they are called eggnog creams.....there is no eggnog in them!

  • walda151
    Dec 9, 2014

    Where is the eggnog in these?