If you want to impress someone this holiday season, whip up a batch of these melt-in-your-mouth truffles and they will be putty in your hands. (I’m looking at you, Santa.) These rich and creamy treats are surprisingly simple to make up and you can store them in the fridge for weeks. (Not that they will last that long.) They are a perfect holiday treat to serve with your favorite hot drink or to give as gifts. Enjoy!
Egg Nog Truffles
1 pound white baking chocolate
4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon rum flavoring
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus for for garnish
vegetable oil (optional)
Melt half of the chocolate according to directions on the packaging. Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, rum flavoring and nutmeg together with a mixer until creamy and smooth. Whip in melted chocolate until completely combined, then refrigerate for 4 hours. Next, use a small cookie scoop (1 teaspoon) to scoop and shape 24 small balls from the mixture. Place on a sheet of wax or parchment paper and then chill again for about an hour, until you’re ready to dip in chocolate.
Melt remaining chocolate according to directions and, one by one, us a fork to dip each truffle in the melted chocolate. Tap the fork against the edge of the bowl to shake off the excess chocolate. Place the covered truffle on fresh wax or parchment paper and sprinkle with fresh ground nutmeg. Repeat with remaining truffles. If the melted chocolate gets thick or lumpy, pour a small drizzle of vegetable oil in and stir it. If necessary, heat it again for 10-15 second increments to keep it creamy and thin. Makes 24 truffles.
HINT: Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks!