lemon white chocolate truffles in a small bowl

Lemon White Chocolate Truffles

These easy Lemon White Chocolate Truffles taste just like a lemon tart or lemon cream pie and are the perfect simple bite-sized summer treat but also make for a great edible gift! They look so pretty on a Christmas cookie tray.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon balls, lemon truffles, white chocolate truffles recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 cup white chocolate chips - 180 g
  • 1/4 cup butter - 60 g
  • 1 big pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest 2 lemons
  • 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract optional
  • 2-3 drops yellow food coloring optional
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for rolling


  1. Place the white chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and salt with the lemon zest. Stir in the heavy cream and heat the mixture until almost boiling. Pour the hot cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve directly over the white chocolate chips. Add the vanilla paste or essence and optional food coloring, then stir until the mixture is smooth.

  3. Cover the truffle mixture and refrigerate until the mixture is firm enough to shape into balls, about 30 minutes to 1 h.
  4. Scoop heaping teaspoonfuls of the chocolate chip mixture and form into balls. Roll the balls in the powdered sugar. Refrigerate the truffles for at least 30 minutes before enjoying.

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