Saturday, December 17, 2016

Donna Hay's White Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles

Just a quick Saturday post with a sweet candy treat. White chocolate is not something I crave-unless it's the holidays and it comes paired with peppermint. I have a bit of an addiction for Lindt's Lindor White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles and this White Chocolate Candy Cane Truffle recipe from Donna Hay seemed like it would be pretty close in flavor and simple to make.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles
(Makes 40-45)

1/2 cup (125ml) heavy cream
1.4 oz (40g) unsalted butter, chopped
3 1/2 cups (550g) white chocolate melts or white chocolate chips 
10 small candy canes, crushed
powdered sugar

Place the cream and butter in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Place the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl and top with the hot cream mixture.

Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and, using a metal spoon, stir until the mixture is melted and smooth. Add the candy cane and mix to combine. Allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for 2–3 hours or until just firm.

Spread the sugar on a large baking tray. Roll teaspoonfuls of the truffle mixture into balls and roll in the sugar to coat. Place on a tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

Donna notes: White chocolate melts will set more firmly than regular white chocolate and are easier to melt without the mixture seizing.

Notes/Results: These are just as creamy, decadent and delicious as the store-bought ones but they are definitely more fragile. I used white chocolate chips instead of melts because I had the chips on hand and they were pretty soft, even after a couple of hours in the fridge. The powdered sugar also 'melted' off them pretty quickly when they were on the serving plate. I will try them again with candy melts at some point and see if they are a bit sturdier. I will keep them in the fridge until it's time to serve them but probably wouldn't leave them out for long. Taste-wise, they are a winner though and they went really well with a cup of Tevana's White Chocolate Peppermint Tea. I would make them again.

It's our Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs and the theme is Sweet Treats--cookie, bar, or candy recipes from our current or any of our past IHCC Featured Chefs. You can see what sweet treats people made by clicking on the picture links on the post.



  1. What a clever recipe, those would be a great hit at parties. Can you be,dive we are only a week away from Christmas?!

  2. Chocolate Truffels, also a homemade last-minute present. And yes, chocolate and peppermint go well together

  3. Like you, I love the combo of white chocolate and peppermint. Even better, is that this time of year these balls are something totally different from what everyone else is sharing. Love them!

  4. I love white chocolate. Adding the candy cane makes for a beautiful holiday treat.

  5. Truffles are so much fun! These would make a nice change from the chocolate varieties. I have the same problem with 10x sugar "melting" when I make my snowball cookies. I usually end up having to double dip them.

  6. Peppermint is my daughter's favourite flavour. And with white chocolate sounds yummy! Love the fun addition of candy cane!


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