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Eggnog Truffles

Love homemade truffles? These Eggnog Truffles are made with real eggnog in the creamy center and topped with white chocolate and a pinch of nutmeg. Easy and delicious.

We’re obsessed with eggnog during the holidays. But especially this Eggnog French Toast recipe. Makes the perfect holiday breakfast!

Eggnog truffles in a bowl with a pinch of nutmeg.

Why this Truffle Is Best

I love making homemade Christmas Candy. It feels so special when you present someone with a bag or jar of candies you made with love. Whether it’s candied pecans or divinity!

Contrary to popular belief, homemade truffles are not at all tricky to make, when you have the right recipe.

These Eggnog Truffles make a perfect (and unique) addition to this year’s Christmas Cookie exchange. They’re also a fun gift idea!

Eggnog Fudge disappears much faster than a carton of eggnog does in my house!

  • Turned that fudge into popable truffle bites!
  • Creamy eggnog center made with REAL eggnog
  • White chocolate coating with fresh grated nutmeg for delicious flavor and texture.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make eggnog truffles.
  • Butter- I use unsalted in my holiday baking and candy making.
  • Sugar- granulated works best in the truffle recipe.
  • Eggnog- homemade eggnog or store bought is fine, just make sure it’s not “light.”
  • Marshmallow cream- also known as marshmallow Fluff.
  • Rum extract- do not use real rum, as it’s not concentrated enough. Rum flavoring will work great too.
  • Vanilla Candy coating- we love using Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers. They not only taste amazing, but they melt so smooth! Same goes for the white chocolate morsels.
  • Nutmeg- whether you use a jar from your pantry or grate your own nutmeg, it’s your call on this one!

How to Make Eggnog Truffles

Don’t be intimidated by the number of steps in this truffle recipe. If you can bring a pot to boil, you can make your own eggnog candy.

Step by step photos showing how to make eggnog truffle filling.

STEP 1. Boil eggnog

In large pot, bring sugar, eggnog and butter to a rolling boil and let boil for 2 minutes. Remove it from heat and mix in nutmeg and rum flavoring.

STEP 2. Add marshmallow cream

Add marshmallow cream and white chocolate morsels to the eggnog mixture. Use an immersion blender or transfer to your stand mixer and blend everything together until the chocolate is completely melted and well incorporated.

Pour into a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate this mixture until cold and set. For me, that takes about an hour or two.

Step by step photos showing how to make eggnog truffles dipped in white chocolate.

STEP 3. Form truffles

When the truffle mixture is set, remove it from the pan and cut it into bite sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then freeze for one hour.

STEP 4. Coat with candy

Melt whtie chocolate wafers according to package directions and put it in a deep glass or bowl. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle into the melted chocolate, tapping the excess off on the side of the bowl.

Set onto parchment lined cookie sheet and sprinkle each truffle with a tiny pinch of nutmeg. Allow these to set about half an hour in refrigerator. Serve cold and enjoy!

How to store

Keep your eggnog candy covered in the fridge. They will keep their shape and texture at room temperature for a few hours, provided your room isn’t too warm but I like them best when they are chilled.

In the fridge, these stay good for about a week. Whenever I have some of these candies in the fridge, though, I have a hard time resisting stealing one from the container every time I open the refrigerator!

Bowl of eggnog truffles, one piece with a bite removed.

Tips and Tricks

  • An immersion blender, electric beaters or mixer is the quickest way to incorporate all the white chocolate morsels and make sure they melt. If you don’t have any of these, just use a heavy spoon and a little elbow grease to mix the ingredients together well. You want the truffle mixture to be smooth, with no obvious chunks of white chocolate left.
  • For perfectly evenly sized truffles, use a kitchen scale to measure each truffle before rolling it into a ball. This isn’t necessary, of course, if you trust yourself to eyeball the size, but it does add a nice “polished” look to a plate of homemade truffles when they are all the same size.
  • The rum extract adds an authentic eggnog flavor to these truffles. If you do not have it and don’t want to buy any, you can substitute vanilla extract.
  • Allow the white chocolate to cool slightly before dipping the truffle. This will prevent the truffle to crack as it sets.

Christmas Desserts

Looking for more delicious and easy festive Christmas candy recipes? Welcome to the homemade candy addiction!

  • Easy Chocolate Truffles are the classic truffle that will never steer you wrong. Delicious on their own or for dressing up with sprinkles and other toppings.
  • Peppermint Truffles with a cool minty twist are a must try for the holidays. The’d be perfect on a candy platter next to these Eggnog ones.
  • Candy Cane Fudge isn’t a truffle recipe but it’s a seasonal Christmas time fudge that you must try at least once if you love the combo of chocolate and peppermint (and who doesn’t?). It’s so pretty on a cookie tray too!
  • Chocolate Peppermint Grahams
  • Whipped Shortbread Cookies
Yield: 48 truffles

Eggnog Truffles

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Love homemade truffles? These Eggnog Truffles are made with real eggnog in the creamy center and topped with white chocolate and a pinch of nutmeg. Easy and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup eggnog
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream
  • 3 cups white chocolate morsels
  • 2 packages (16 ounce each) Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers
  • 1 Tablespoon nutmeg, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In large pot, bring sugar, eggnog and butter to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes (rolling boil). Remove from heat and mix in rum extract and 1 teaspoon nutmeg.
  2. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl (or use an immersion blender). Add in marshmallow cream and white chocolate morsels. Blend until completely melted and incorporated (took about 1-2 minutes). Pour into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  3. When set, remove by lifting parchment out of pan and lay on cutting board. Cut into bite size pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and return to cookie sheet. When all truffles have been rolled, put in freezer for one hour.
  4. Melt vanilla candy coating (according to package directions) and put in a deep glass or bowl. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle into melted chocolate, tapping the excess off. Set onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  5. Immediately sprinkle with a tiny pinch of nutmeg. Repeat for remaining truffles. Allow to set about half an hour in refrigerator.Serve cold and enjoy!

Notes

  • An immersion blender, electric beaters or mixer is the quickest way to incorporate all the white chocolate morsels and make sure they melt. If you don't have any of these, just use a heavy spoon and a little elbow grease to mix the ingredients together well. You want the truffle mixture to be smooth, with no obvious chunks of white chocolate left.
  • For perfectly evenly sized truffles, use a kitchen scale to measure each truffle before rolling it into a ball. This isn't necessary, of course, if you trust yourself to eyeball the size, but it does add a nice "polished" look to a plate of homemade truffles when they are all the same size.
  • The rum extract adds an authentic eggnog flavor to these truffles. If you do not have it and don't want to buy any, you can substitute vanilla extract.
  • STORE: store truffles in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week, or freeze for up to one month.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    48

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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    Posted on December 13, 2021

    Comments & Reviews

    1. These turned out fantastic! I prepared this last Christmas and it was a huge hit, everybody loved these eggnog truffles. Definitely another new favorite!

    2. Made these for Christmas, they were very good. The only trouble I had was the candy coating clumping up, so I would recommend people to keep half of the balls in the fridge while you do the first batch of dipping to prevent the truffle from breaking off into the melted candy coating (which causes it to clump). Anyhow, great recipe, I’ll be posting it to my blog soon. Take care.

    3. Do they have to be kept refrigerate? Will they melt? I would like to incorporate these into a yummy treat package for my in-laws but it won’t be refrigerated (because food is easier than presents when they have everything!).

      Thanks,
      Karen

    4. These turned out wonderfully! I made them for a holiday cookie exchange and won! Very impressive recipe! Thank you!

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