When Life Gives You Lemons, Make… Lemon Truffles!

Lemon Truffles will make a perfect gift this holiday season and once you realize how fast and easy they come together, you'll be wondering why you haven't done this sooner :)

Just the fact that Lemon Truffles are made of chocolate (cacao butter to be exact) should already have you drooling ( I know they had me), but in case it does not, let me tell you what else makes them special and unique. Of course I could have gone for the ‘blah’ coating of just powdered sugar, but we’re not ‘blah’ kind of people here, so the sugar coating has the oh-so-wonderful sourness from citric acid (vitamin C’s cousin), which balances out the sweetness of the white chocolate.


Lemon Truffles will make a perfect gift this holiday season and once you realize how fast and easy they come together, you'll be wondering why you haven't done this sooner :)

It was past midnight and I was doing my homework on the computer. Wanting to take a little break, I wandered to Pinterest and found wonderful Lemon Truffles, that made me almost choke on my own drool. I was running for my block of white chocolate, that I just bought a couple of weeks ago just in case,  in a matter of minutes.
Lemon Truffles will make a perfect gift this holiday season and once you realize how fast and easy they come together, you'll be wondering why you haven't done this sooner :)
So I quickly chopped up my 260 grams of chocolate, slowly microwaved it until melted, added the lemon emulsion, butter, stirred and in about 5 minutes after I got up off the couch, I was spooning the chocolate rounds onto the parchment paper. If one wanted the chocolates to be more soft and creamy, you would probably have to add more cream or butter and allow the chocolate to set at room temperature for a couple of hours before being able to spoon the rounds, but I wanted quick results and went for the faster option.

Lemon Truffles will make a perfect gift this holiday season and once you realize how fast and easy they come together, you'll be wondering why you haven't done this sooner :)

Next, I let the chocolate mounds air dry overnight, this way extra moisture has time to evaporate allowing me to roll the Lemon Truffles into perfectly round balls. When I woke up next morning I couldn’t wait to finish making my candy. So, I stirred two tones of yellow sanding sugar, some vanilla sugar & citric acid, before rolling each truffle in the mixture. At this point the truffle making process is completely done!

Lemon Truffles will make a perfect gift this holiday season and once you realize how fast and easy they come together, you'll be wondering why you haven't done this sooner :)

When Life Gives You Lemons…Make Lemon Truffles!

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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20-22 pcs

Ingredients

Truffle

  • 250 grams (about 8 oz) good quality white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tsplemon emulsion
  • 3 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp cream, warm

Coating

Instructions

  1. Melt white chocolate by placing in the microwave and heating it in 7-15 second intervals, stirring between each time, until melted. Do not heat above 105F (if touched with finger, it will feel about the same temperature as your body), or the chocolate will separate and be unusable.
  2. Add warm cream and room temperature butter and stir with white chocolate until smooth runny ganache is formed.
  3. Add lemon emulsion and stir to incorporate.
  4. Allow the chocolate to cool enough to be able to spoon/pipe dollops of chocolate onto parchment paper.
  5. Spoon about 20 rounds of white chocolate.
  6. Leave on the counter until you’re able to roll each round into a round ball (best left overnight). If it is still difficult to shape them, place the bowl with chocolate in the fridge.
  7. Prepare the coating by mixing ½ cup yellow sanding sugar with vanilla sugar & citric acid.
  8. Once you have perfect round balls, roll each lemon truffle in the sanding sugar and transfer to the serving tray/platter.
  9. Keep in a closed box at room temperature.

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  • christina weaver

    Whats lemon emulsion snd can it be subsituted?

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    • You can just grate some lemon zest, it will give the same taste.

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    • I added the picture below the post to the Lemon Emulsion that I used for the truffles, you’re welcome to check it out.

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  • Dee

    What is lemon emulsion?

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    • It’s basically like lemon extract, it gives desserts the lemon zest taste and smell. If you go to amazon and type “lemon emulsion” you will see what I am talking about.

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  • Lovely!! I just picked up some white chocolate for truffles. 🙂

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    • Nice! I wanna see yours!

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  • Julie Dodds

    What is sanding sugar? I have never heard of it here in UK? X

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    • If you google for ‘sanding sugar’ you will see what it is, but basically it’s just different colored larger granule sugar that is used to sprinkle on cupcakes and sugar. Let me know if you need more help.

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    • I added the picture of the sanding sugar that I used to make the coating, below the post. Check it out 🙂

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  • Marina, such gorgeous lemon truffles! They look so creamy. Love your creativity!

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  • I love white chocolate, I love lemons…I’d be head over heels about these 🙂 ela

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  • MaryB

    Just found your blog! Love it. Hoping that by clicking the box below I will then be subscribed to your email updates.

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    • Hi Mary, glad you found your way to my blog 🙂
      Yes, you will be subscribed to future posts 🙂 thanks so much for stopping by!

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  • Pamela Nelson

    What kind of cream do you use? Heavy Whipping Cream?

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    • Hello Pamela,
      yes, heavy cream 🙂

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  • Ohmyheck! I am definitely making these for Easter! Thank you for sharing.

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    • Thanks Erin! They are great for holidays!

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  • irela

    the heavy whipping cream do you beat it before adding it or just pour it right from the container?

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    • Just add the liquid cream 🙂

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  • Kathleen

    They look wonderful. My son is coming home for Xmas, he is a lemon fanatic. How long will these keep? Can you freeze them?

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    • Hi Kathleen,
      Since it’s mostly chocolate they will keep for quite a while. You can either freeze or refrigerate it if you plan to store it for longer than a week, otherwise you can keep it at room temperature.

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  • Carla

    I’m dying to make these for Christmas! Having a hard time finding vanilla sugar. Where can I find it?

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  • These truffles look amazing! I love white chocolate more than regular chocolate and can eat it all day, every day haha! I need to make some truffles soon, I’ve never attempted them but then I have melted chocolate before so it shouldn’t be too difficult. Similar to making cake pops

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  • Nancy Smith

    where the heck do you find citric acid. I have looked everywhere.

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  • Kathee bryan

    Where do I find the Lemon emulation?

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    • Hi Kathee,
      I added links into the ingredient list, when you click on the name of the ingredient it will take you to Amazon and show you were you can get them. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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