Tangy Meets Sweet: Lemon and White Chocolate Truffles

Greetings, fellow dessert enthusiasts! Today, we have a delightful treat in store for you - Lemon and White Chocolate Truffles. This recipe, inspired by the one I found on Cotta, combines the zesty freshness of lemons with the creamy sweetness of white chocolate. It's the perfect bite-sized indulgence for any occasion.

So, grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and let's roll up our sleeves to make these citrusy confections that are bursting with flavor!


For the Truffles:

- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

- 1/4 cup heavy cream

- Zest of 2 lemons

- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

For the Coating:

- 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted

- Zest of 1 lemon, for garnish

- Yellow sanding sugar, for decoration (optional)


1. Prepare the Truffle Filling:

- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and heavy cream. Heat in 20-second intervals, stirring each time, until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

2. Add Lemon Zest and Juice:

- Stir in the lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, and softened butter until well combined. Your mixture should be creamy and fragrant with that wonderful lemon aroma.

3. Chill the Mixture:

- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until the mixture is firm enough to handle.

4. Shape the Truffles:

- Once the mixture has chilled, use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out small portions and roll them into bite-sized truffle balls. Place them on a parchment-lined tray.

5. Chill Again:

- Return the tray of truffle balls to the refrigerator and let them chill for another 30 minutes. This step will make the truffles easier to dip in the melted chocolate.

6. Dip in White Chocolate:

- Melt the additional cup of white chocolate chips, either in the microwave or using a double boiler. Dip each chilled truffle into the melted chocolate, ensuring it's evenly coated. Place the coated truffles back on the parchment paper.

7. Garnish and Decorate:

- While the chocolate is still slightly wet, sprinkle a pinch of lemon zest on top of each truffle. If you want to add a touch of sparkle, dust some yellow sanding sugar for a lovely finish.

8. Let Them Set:

- Allow the truffles to set in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the white chocolate coating is firm.

9. Serve and Enjoy:

- Once set, these lemon and white chocolate truffles are ready to be enjoyed. Place them in mini cupcake liners or a decorative box for a lovely presentation.

Pro Tips:

- To make the dipping process easier, use a fork or a chocolate dipping tool.

- Customize your truffles by adding a touch of sea salt to the white chocolate coating for a sweet and salty contrast.

These Lemon and White Chocolate Truffles are a burst of sunshine in every bite. Their zesty lemony center and creamy white chocolate exterior create a harmonious flavor profile that's both refreshing and indulgent. Whip up a batch for yourself or share them with loved ones – either way, they're bound to brighten your day. Enjoy! 🍋🍫😊