Easy Dessert: White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

When I’m bored and hungry (which is frequent), I like to spend my time on Food Gawker. It has always been my go-to website when I want to try out a new recipe (which is also frequent). I came across a recipe for White Chocolate Lemon Truffles, and was instantly intrigued. I love anything lemon flavored, especially lemon meringue pie (my weakness). What I liked about these truffles was their tiny size. When something is bite-size, I feel less guilty about eating it, even though I usually end up eating more than one! Another exciting thing to note is that these truffles are “no-bake”, meaning that you don’t even need your oven to make them! Talk about easy. I think these would go great with a glass of Barefoot Bubbly Moscato Spumante.

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White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

Ingredients:

1 cup white chocolate

5 Tbsp. unsalted butter

3 Tbsp. heavy cream

pinch salt

1 tsp. lemon extract

icing sugar, for dusting

 

Instructions:

  • Melt chocolate, butter and cream over a double boiler or in a microwave. Stir until smooth.
  • Stir in salt and extract. Allow to cool slightly before covering with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  • With a melon baller or small spoon scoop out mixture and form into 1 inch balls. Toss with icing sugar to coat.
  • Store covered in the fridge for up to one week. Freeze for longer storage.

Makes: 24

* Using unsalted butter allows you to control the salty flavour of these truffles. The pinch of salt helps to cut through the sweetness of the white chocolate. If you decide to use salted butter make sure to omit the pinch of salt called for in the recipe or they will be far too salty.

* If you want to amp up the yellow color, stir in some yellow food coloring along with the extract and salt.

Recipe via KitchenSimplicity.com

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