When it comes to truffles that melt in your mouth, Buttercream Truffles are the best! The bright white centers are prepared with creamy buttercream, just like the beginnings of a good cake frosting! Dipped in melted milk chocolate, it’s hard to eat just one of these!
Chocolate Buttercream Truffles
If you are looking for the best candy recipe this holiday season, you have to make these Christmas Buttercream Truffles. Bring these to your next holiday party or share them as gifts and you are going to be famous. These decadent truffles will melt in your mouth and the festive holiday sprinkles give them just the right touch. They make a fabulous gift or addition to your cookie trays.
What You’ll Need
- Buttercream Frosting Filling: The filling is made up of Butter, Powdered sugar, Milk, Vanilla extract, and Almond extract.
- Chocolate almond bark– This is the chocolate that covers the buttercream truffles.
- Christmas sprinkles- This is a simple and fun way to bring in the season when decorating the truffles.
How to Make Christmas Buttercream Truffles
- Make the Filling: Beat the butter, vanilla, and milk together until it is creamy. Slowly add the confectioner’s sugar, beating until it is creamy. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours up to 24 hours.
- Make the Truffles: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the buttercream mixture into balls. Freeze the truffles for 2 hours.
- Cover the Truffles: Melt the chocolate in a bowl in 30-second increments. Use a fork to dip the frozen buttercream balls in the chocolate. Shake off the excess chocolate and place it back onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Cover all the truffles.
- Decorate: Drizzle more chocolate over the truffles and immediately add the Christmas sprinkles. Let the chocolate harden.
Tips for Making Christmas Buttercream Truffles
- Make sure the butter is at room temperature before beating it for the filling.
- Freezing the truffles helps them hold their shape when dipped in chocolate.
- You can also use a chocolate coating instead of melted chocolate for easier dipping.
- Add food coloring to the filling for a pop of color.
- Experiment with different flavor combinations for the filling and toppings.
Variations to Buttercream Truffles
- Mint Chocolate Truffles: Add a few drops of mint extract to the filling and drizzle melted white chocolate over the truffles.
- Coconut Filling: Add shredded coconut to the filling mixture and top with toasted coconut flakes.
- White Chocolate Coating: Use white chocolate instead of dark or milk chocolate for a festive twist.
- Try using crushed candy canes, sprinkles, or even edible gold dust for a glimmering touch.
- Serve in colorful mini cupcake liners for an extra festive touch.
- Display on a serving platter or package in clear bags tied with ribbon for a homemade gift.
- Pair with hot cocoa or coffee for a sweet holiday treat.
- These truffles also make great additions to cookie boxes or dessert platters.
Storing Buttercream Truffles
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- You can also freeze these truffles for longer storage, just be sure to thaw them before serving.
More Truffle Recipes
- Snowman Truffles
- Salted Caramel Truffles
- Peppermint Truffles
- Peppermint Brownie Truffles
- White Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles
- Using an electric mixer in a large bowl beat the butter, vanilla and milk until creamy.
- Add the powdered sugar and beat on low until all the powdered sugar in combined. Turn the mixer up and beat on a medium high until smooth and creamy.
- Cover the bowl and place the buttercream mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours or even overnight 24 hours.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop out the buttercream with a one tablespoon scoop and roll it into a balls.
- Place the balls on the parchment lined sheet and freeze again for 2 hours.
- When ready to dip melt your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until melted and smooth.
- Using 2 forks dips the frozen buttercream balls in the chocolate and gently shake off the excess chocolate and place back onto the parchment lined tray.
- Repeat until all truffles are coated.
- Drizzle more chocolate over the truffles and immediately sprinkle on your holiday sprinkles.
- Let harden and serve!