Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Egg Nog Truffles

This evening was the first official snow. I know it's snowed before but this was the first perfect snow: during the holidays, light flurries, complete with holiday lights. Except for my holiday lights because they blew a fuse and after searching the house and finding every other fuse for every other string of lights I own, ceased to find the one I was looking for. Typical.

One of my favorite holiday treats is egg nog. Even if you can buy it in October now, it's perfect for the holidays. A lot of people haven't had egg nog before (whaaaat??) or don't like it (whaaaaaaaaaaat???). These truffles are extremely rich, white chocolate will do that to ya.

I'm sure every one's busy with holiday prep and parties. There are plenty of options to bring to the hostess, even if they have the mostest. Truffles are easy to make but have the thoughtfulness of being homemade. Later this week, I'll have more truffle options but in the meantime, egg nog truffles for the win!

In a small saucepan, heat the egg nog until it is bubbling. The hot egg nog is poured over white chocolate and butter to melt everything together. It's best to mix everything in a microwavable bowl in case not everything melts at once. A sprinkle of nutmeg adds the perfect touch to the dough. Cover the mix with plastic wrap, pressed against the mixture to prevent bubbles.

After the dough has chilled, 1-2 hours, you can use a melon baller to scoop out tablespoon sized amounts. Carefully roll the dough into balls and dip in melted white chocolate. Top with a little more egg nog, or festive sprinkles, and allow to set. I found it best to put the truffles back in the fridge to set before wrapping up to ensure they wouldn't melt.

This is totally my Yankee swap gift, don't tell my coworkers.


  • 1/3 cup of egg nog
  • 2 12 ounce bag of white chocolate, one at a time
  • 4 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, room temperature 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  1. In a small saucepan, heat the egg nog until it boils a bit.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 1 bag of white chocolate, salt, butter and nutmeg in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Once the egg nog is ready, carefully pour over the chocolate mixture. Allow everything to melt together until smooth.
  4. Place plastic wrap against the chocolate mix and allow to chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  5. When the dough is almost ready, melt the second bag of chocolate for dipping the truffles.
  6. Once the dough is set, scoop the truffles into bite size truffles. Carefully dip the truffles into the chocolate until covered. Place the completed truffles onto wax paper to set.
  7. Sprinkle with nutmeg or sprinkles for added festiveness. 

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