Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Chill Time: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 26 mins
Servings: 36 servings
Yield: 36 pieces
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
137 Calories
9g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 66mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Raise a glass to Champagne truffles! These white chocolate truffles have a light champagne flavor that you're going to love and want to share. They're perfect for occasions, like New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, or any special anniversary.

This recipe is surprisingly easy, even if it's your first attempt at making truffles. If you can heat and melt ingredients, use a whisk, and form candy balls, you can pull off this fancy candy.

As written, the recipe produces truffles with a delicate champagne flavor. There is also a variation that offers a more pronounced champagne taste. Additionally, you can really dress up your truffles using edible gold leaf to add a stunning sparkle.

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"The truffles were easy to make and delicious. White chocolate chips work well for a firm truffle filling, but make sure the word 'chocolate' is on the label. White chocolate baking bars should work as well." —Diana Rattray

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white chocolate (chopped)

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 2 ounces butter (softened to room temperature)

  • 1/4 cup Champagne

  • 1 pound white chocolate candy coating

  •  edible gold leaf (for decorating), optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a medium heat-safe bowl, place the chopped white chocolate. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment.

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  3. In a small saucepan, pour the heavy cream and bring it to a boil over medium heat.

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  4. Once boiling, immediately pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate.

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  5. Let the cream soften the chocolate for 1 minute, then whisk everything together until the chocolate is melted. The mixture will be very thick.

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  6. Pour the champagne into the white chocolate mixture and whisk until it is incorporated.

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  7. Add the butter, and whisk until smooth.

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  8. Press a piece of plastic wrap on top of the white chocolate, and refrigerate until it is firm enough to scoop.

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  9. Once firm, use a candy scoop or a teaspoon to form small balls. Dust your hands with powdered sugar, and roll the balls between your hands to get them perfectly round.

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  10. Melt the white chocolate candy coating.

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  11. Once completely melted and smooth, use a fork or dipping tools to dip each truffle in the white chocolate coating, and place it on the lined baking sheet.

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  12. If using the gold leaf, apply a small amount using a brush or tweezers to each truffle just after dipping, while the chocolate is still tacky.

    Champagne White Chocolate Truffles, garnished with gold leaf

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Tips

  • Make sure that you are using white chocolate with low cocoa butter, as a higher cocoa butter content will not allow the truffle to set properly. Some great brands that work well are Whole Foods 365 and Ghirardelli.
  • You can melt the chocolate candy coating in the microwave or on the stove using a double boiler.
  • The white chocolate will melt best if chopped very small.
  • Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • For the best taste, let the truffles come to room temperature before serving.

Recipe Variations

  • If you prefer a stronger champagne flavor, you can make a champagne reduction to use in the truffles instead. Gently heat 1/2 cup of champagne in a small saucepan until it simmers. Let it simmer until it is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Once you have 1/4 cup of concentrated champagne, let it cool to room temperature before adding it to the white chocolate mixture as indicated in the recipe.
  • If you'd like to decorate the truffles with gold, follow these instructions for applying gold leaf. You can do this after you've finished dipping all the truffles in the candy coating and it doesn't need to be done immediately.

Can You Freeze White Chocolate Truffles?

Yes, white chocolate truffles may be frozen. Arrange the white chocolate truffles in an airtight container, separated with layers of wax paper or parchment paper. Freeze the truffles for up to 6 months.