Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread truffles

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 30 servings

This recipe produces soft truffles that taste like gingerbread cookie dough. These Christmas candies feature gingersnaps, spices, toasted nuts, and white chocolate.


  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup nuts (finely chopped)
  • 2 1/2 cups gingersnap crumbs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for rolling)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for gingerbread truffles
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  2. Place the white chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring after every 45 seconds to prevent overheating.

    Place the white chocolate in microwave safe bowl
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  3. Once the white chocolate is melted, add the corn syrup, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract. If it seems to be separating, stir gently with a whisk until it comes back together.

    Add the white chocolate
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  4. Stir in the gingersnap crumbs, powdered sugar, all the spices, the salt, and the chopped nuts. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until it is firm enough to shape, about 1 hour.

    Stir in gingerbread crumbs
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  5. Using a teaspoon, roll the candy into small balls between your palms.

    Roll into small balls
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  6. Place the granulated sugar in a small bowl, and roll the balls in the sugar.

    Place sugar in small bowl
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  7. Place the gingerbread truffles in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator.

    Place gingerbread truffles in airtight container
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  8. Serve and enjoy!


  • To crush the gingersnaps, you can either use a blender or food processor, or place them in a large plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Be sure that the cookies are in small crumbs, not large chunks. 
  • These candies store for several weeks, but they tend to lose some of their strong ginger flavor after about a week. Allow the truffles to come to room temperature before serving.