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Lemon Truffles
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5 from 27 votes

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles are a delightful treat made with creamy white chocolate and sweet lemon flavor. So simple to make and only 7 ingredients, you can make a batch for a snack or dessert, to give as a gift, or for a special occasion, but without a lot of time and effort. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Jill


  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon flavor extract
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Pour the white chocolate chips into a medium, heat-safe bowl. Add the lemon extract and food coloring. Set aside and have a fine mesh strainer ready next to the bowl.
  • In a medium sauce pan, heat the butter and lemon zest over low heat until the butter is melted.
  • Increase the heat to medium and add the heavy whipping cream. Whisk to combine. Cook just until the mixture begins to simmer. Do not allow it to simmer for more than a couple of seconds. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and pour the liquid through the strainer (to catch the lemon zest) and over top of the white chocolate.
  • Immediately whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate until the white chocolate lemon ganache is chilled and firm.
  • Scoop the chilled ganache into 12 small balls and roll between your hands until smooth. Roll each ball in powdered sugar.
  • Chill the truffles in the refrigerator until firm, or about 1 hour.