White Chocolate Truffles

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

5 dozen

Updated: Dec. 17, 2022
I use this white chocolate truffle recipe to make homemade holiday gifts. The candies are so easy to make and will look so pretty in a gift box.—Gloria Nolan, Peoria, Pennsylvania
White Chocolate Truffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 18 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Coarse or confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over barely simmering water, melt butter into cream; remove from heat. Gradually add candy coating, stirring continuously with rubber spatula until candy coating begins to melt. Return to heat; stir constantly until mixture is smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar. (If mixture separates, beat with a mixer for 30 seconds.) Pour into an 8-in. square pan. Chill for 20 minutes or until slightly hardened.
  2. Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out and shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in coarse sugar. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
White Chocolate Truffles Tips

What kind of white chocolate is best for white chocolate truffles?

This white chocolate truffles recipe actually calls for candy coating, which is a simple way to get a consistent coating on your truffles. You can find it at most big box stores. White baking chips are pretty much the same as this coating too, because—surprise—they are not actually chocolate. Here are the Test Kitchen’s favorite white chocolate chips.

How do you melt white chocolate?

To melt the coating for these white chocolate truffles, put the chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water. Don’t have a double boiler? A metal bowl over a saucepan works in a pinch. Just make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water in the pan. Here are more ways to melt chocolate.

How can you make sure that each white chocolate truffle is the same size?

To make sure that each truffle is the same size, use a spring-loaded cookie scoop, leveling the mixture against the side of the bowl.

How else can you decorate white chocolate truffles?

White chocolate truffles are the perfect blank canvas! Try sprinkles, luster dust, nuts, crushed cookies—the possibilities are endless! To keep them classic, use coarse sanding sugar for that snowball look.

How do you store white chocolate truffles?

Once the truffles are chilled and firm, store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks. If you liked these white chocolate truffles, here are more truffle recipes.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Test Cook and Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 truffle: 62 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.