Melt in your mouth white chocolate truffles are creamy with a delicate champagne flavor, making them the perfect dessert for your New Year’s Eve party! Check out all my other champagne-centered recipes that are perfect for New Year’s Eve.
You may have noticed that I close out each year with a champagne-y recipe – and this year is no exception.
It’s tradition to toast to a new year with a glass of bubbly, and even though it’a cliche it’s a tradition I embrace. Which is honestly kind of funny because every New Year’s Eve Bill and I make elaborate tacos and margaritas and do a big puzzle, and that has nothing to do with champagne.
Maybe this year we’ll try these Champagne Margaritas from Ali at Gimme Some Oven… mmm, tequila. Still looking into which kind(s) of tacos we want to make this year, because even though we have a Mexican-inspired dinner each year, we like to mix up the meal itself.
We’re not the type to go out for some big party for NYE, but I am toying with the idea of throwing a party to ring in 2020 because I had this idea that we could throw a “roaring 20’s” party. And you just know I’m going to make people wear flapper girl dresses, pinstriped suits and fedoras.
OR MAYBE I’LL JUST DRESS THAT WAY THE WHOLE YEAR. Oh man, I’m looking forward to 2020.
Aaaaaaaanyway. This year we’re going to pop some of these white chocolate champagne truffles after our tacos and I strongly feel like you should join us in doing yourself. It could be fun, we could call each other and toast our truffles into the phones!
… and then wipe the chocolate and sprinkles off of them because it was sort of a stupid thing to do.
These little guys are melt in your mouth creamy. Seriously. We’re using white chocolate, heavy cream, butter and champagne for the centers, so your teeth sink right into them with ease while you close your eyes to cherish the moment.
If you were looking for some sort of cake ball situation, you’re out of luck and will need to look elsewhere. We’re going for decadence here.
As you’ve seen with other recipes on the blog, I’m not good at candy dipping. They’re always kinda lumpy, misshapen and awkward. But you know what? It doesn’t affect the taste in the least so it really doesn’t matter.
Does it bother me, aesthetically speaking? Of course. But one of my new year’s resolutions is to worry less, so in the grand scheme of things… my truffles being flawless just isn’t high on my list of concerns.
I am a fan of a beautiful tablescape, but having cats in the house makes it difficult to put anything together that’s not going to see its doom shortly thereafter. It pretty much guarantees spilled drinks, smashed truffles and some sort of sticky mess by the time it’s through.
Instead, I like to toss the truffles on a decoration tray with a handful of sprinkles and a strand of tiny twinkly lights along with your glasses of champagne. It’s simple, pretty, and easy to relocate when the animals have decided their next plan of attack on your good time.
2018 was the year that a tweet went viral that ranted about how we food bloggers tell you stories and anecdotes in our posts, and don’t “just get to the recipe already” – I’m not going to link it because I don’t want to give it any more traffic than it’s already received, but I’m sure you can find it if you haven’t seen it before. If you’re still reading this, I’m going to assume that you’re one of the people who understands that food bloggers are providing you all these recipes for free. Having content in our posts, along with those pesky ads and affiliate links, are how we get our income and can continue to provide you recipes free of charge. If you didn’t want to read, you could just scroll to the bottom to grab the recipe. Easy peasy! And did I mention free? A little scrolling is a small price to pay for a never ending collection of delicious recipes to enjoy, don’t you agree?
So thank you for all your support and scrolling – cheers to you, cheers to a new year, and cheers to… well, cheers-ing!
Looking for more bubbly for your New Year’s Eve celebrations?
- Mimosa Jello Shots
- Sugar Plum Cocktail by Foodal
- Nutella Champagne Dip
- Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmopolitan by Whitney Bond
- Champagne Cupcakes
- Pomegranate Prosecco Kombucha Cocktail by Hunger Thirst Play
- French 75 Cocktail
- Blood Orange Champagne Mules by Half Baked Harvest
- Cranberry Mimosas
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Melt in your mouth white chocolate truffles are creamy with a delicate champagne flavor, making them the perfect dessert for your New Year’s Eve party!
- 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 cup champagne
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 8 ounces white chocolate candy melts
- Gold sprinkles, optional for garnish
- Place white chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream until it comes to a boil. Immediately pour over white chocolate and let sit for a couple minutes, then stir until smooth.
Tip: If necessary, you can pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds to help melt the chocolate.
- Add champagne and butter, and stir until completely combined and smooth.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to set (at least an hour).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper or a nonstick silicon mat . Set aside.
- Use a small cookie scoop or teaspoon (depending on the size you’d like them to be) to scoop each ball onto prepared baking sheets. Use your hands to roll each into a smooth ball, place back on baking sheet and place back in the fridge to set again since you warmed them up with your hands (at least 30 minutes in the fridge, or 15 minutes in the freezer).
- In a double boiler, melt white chocolate until smooth and using a toothpick or candy dipper , coat each ball in chocolate and place back on prepared baking sheet. If you’re going to add any sprinkles or other garnish, top each one as soon as you’ve placed them back on the sheet.
- Let the chocolate set, serve and enjoy! If making them ahead of time, store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Since you only need a little champagne, I’d recommend buying those cute little 187 mL bottles for use in this recipe (they hold about 3/4 cup champagne). Then you have enough left to toast your good work with a glass 🙂
- Need more for a bigger crowd? Just double the recipe!
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No-Bake
Keywords: white chocolate truffles, champagne truffles