Take a break from your holiday shopping this week to whip up a batch of the most festive eggnog chocolate truffles. You’ll thank me later.
The days following Thanksgiving tend to be all about the deals. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we get bombarded with coupons, discounts and must-have deals everywhere we look. Y’all know what I’m talking about.
I’ve gotten a fair amount of holiday shopping done (and put a big dent into my Christmas list) this weekend so now I’m turning my attention back to the other big thing that happens after Thanksgiving. It’s an unwritten rule but all of a sudden, we’re allowed to flaunt our holiday spirit once everyone is done with their day of turkey. From the Christmas tree to the holiday Spotify playlist to eggnog and candy cane everything, it’s all socially acceptable from here on out! Anyone else like to kick off their holiday playlist with ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ on repeat? No, just me then.
These eggnog chocolate truffles are a great way to embrace the holidays’ arrival. They are creamy, smooth and packed with flavor. If you love eggnog, this is a no-brainer. Not the world’s largest eggnog fan? I get it, I was you just a few years ago. I’ve overcome my distaste of eggnog and am now plagued with a bit of an addiction. From one extreme to the next.
These truffles are more than their eggnog base. Don’t assume you’ll dislike these truffles though. If you like white chocolate and truffles with a tart cocoa powder exterior, give these a try.
With Christmas less than a month away, I’m kicking up my holiday baking. Based on a recent Instagram poll, y’all are super keen on some peppermint treat so stay tuned for more of that coming soon.
- 3 cups white chocolate chips (18 ounces)
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup eggnog
- 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Combine white chocolate chips, heavy cream and eggnog in a double boiler, stirring occasionally until the chocolate has fully melted and everything has combined. Transfer to a tupperware. Refrigerate until it hardens, about 4 hours.
- When ready to roll the truffles, combine the confectioners sugar, cocoa powder and nutmeg in a small bowl. This is your truffle topping. Scoop a tablespoon-sized ball of the chocolate eggnog mixture and use your (clean) warm hands to shape it into a perfect circle. Roll ball into the topping. Repeat until all of the chocolate is used up. Serve immediately.