Lemon White Chocolate Truffles Recipe

These delightful truffles are a perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a creamy white chocolate center and a bright lemon flavor. They’re relatively simple to make and perfect for homemade treats or gifting.


  • 1 cup high-quality white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, for coating
  • Additional options for coating (cocoa powder, chopped nuts, sprinkles)


  1. Prepare the truffle center: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the lemon zest and stir to release the fragrant oils.
  2. Heat the cream: Pour in the heavy whipping cream and bring it to a simmer (just before boiling). Avoid boiling completely.
  3. Create a ganache: Remove the pan from heat and pour the hot cream mixture over the white chocolate chips. Let it sit for a few minutes, then stir gently until the chocolate is melted and smooth. If desired, stir in the lemon extract.
  4. Chill the truffle mixture: Pour the ganache into a shallow dish or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the surface with plastic wrap directly touching the chocolate to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or until the mixture is firm enough to scoop and roll.
  5. Shape the truffles: Once chilled, remove the ganache from the fridge. Use a spoon or small cookie scoop to portion the mixture into bite-sized pieces. Roll each portion into a smooth ball between your palms.
  6. Coat the truffles: Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Gently roll each truffle ball in the powdered sugar to coat it completely. You can also use other coatings like cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or sprinkles.
  7. Chill and serve: Place the coated truffles back on the baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Store leftover truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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