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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Truffles

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White chocolate truffles are a rich, creamy, decadent treat that is perfect to customize for any occasion. All you need is four simple ingredients and you’ve got yourself a delicious bite-sized piece of deliciousness.

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White chocolate truffles are the ultimate fancy treat. But best of all, this dessert truffle is an easy to make no-bake treat.

Another great thing about white chocolate is its versatility. There are an endless amount of combinations of flavors and decorations.

This white chocolate truffles recipe adds crunchy Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts and is coated in a white chocolate layer and festively decorated for Halloween.

This is the truffle recipe you have to try.

white chocolate truffles

What are white chocolate truffles?

White chocolate truffles are a confectionery treat made of white chocolate ganache coated in a white chocolate candy shell. Truffles were named after its resemblance to the truffle found in nature.

Ingredients 

  • White chocolate. Choose a white chocolate that you enjoy eating. You can use melting wafers, chocolate chips, or chocolate bars for this.
  • Heavy cream. This creates the ganache or a mix of chocolate and cream.
  • Butter. Butter gives this a rich, smooth, and shiny taste and look.
  • Vanilla extract. You can make you own or buy it from the store.
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts. A wholesome crunchy addition that takes these truffles over the top.

Optional add ins

  • Dried fruits
  • Cookies
  • Candies
  • Extracts
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White chocolate and macadamia nuts just go so well together, like in these truffles or in white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

Are white chocolate truffles gluten free?

In pure form, white chocolate is gluten free. However, some chocolate has additives. Be sure to check the labels on your chocolates.

How to store?

White chocolate truffles taste best at room temperature. These can be stored in an airtight container. To prolong shelf life you can also store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze chocolate truffles?

You bet. It is best to store in an airtight container or zip top bag to prevent freezer burn. 

How long do white chocolate truffles last?

At room temperature truffles can last 3-4 days, in the refrigerator for a week or two, or in the freezer for 3-4 months for ideal taste.

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Other great macadamia nut recipes

How to make white chocolate truffles?

  1. For the truffles: Add white chocolate, heavy cream, and butter to a heat safe bowl. Heat in 15-30 second intervals on defrost until the white chocolate begins to melt. Stir between each heating. You can also melt the chocolate on the stovetop by placing the bowl over a pot of simmering water, being sure not to let the water touch the bowl.
  2. Once the white chocolate has completely melted add in vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add macadamia nuts to a zip top bag and seal. Using a heavy bottom cup or rolling pin, crush the nuts into small bite sized pieces. You can also blend in a food processor or blender.
  4. Add crushed macadamia nuts to the white chocolate mixture. Cover with plastic wrap or the plastic wrap alternative of your choice and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  5. Once the white chocolate has set, remove from the refrigerator. Scoop about a tablespoon of the white chocolate mixture and roll into a ball. Set on a cookie sheet. If your mixture is still soft you can place it back in the refrigerator to chill until ready to decorate. Continue with the remainder of the white chocolate.
  6. Mummy decoration option: Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Dip white chocolate truffles into the melted white chocolate to create a coating. Drizzle white chocolate over the truffle to create a mummy effect. Add candy eyes. Place on a cookie sheet to harden and ENJOY!
  7. Halloween sprinkles options: Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Dip white chocolate truffles into the melted white chocolate to create a coating. Sprinkle Halloween sprinkles on truffles while chocolate is still wet. Place on a cookie sheet to harden and ENJOY!

Tips for the best white chocolate truffles

  • Be sure to chill the mixture prior to rolling and dipping. At room temperature, the ganache is very soft.
  • Work quickly. The ganache is soft and can melt in warm hands. If you are finding that your chocolate is melting, place back in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Using a small cookie scoop will help prevent melting and give the truffles a uniform look.
white chocolate truffles

Mauna Loa Macadamia White Chocolate Truffles

Yield: 24 truffles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

White chocolate truffles are a rich, creamy, decadent treat that is perfect to customize for any occasion. All you need is four simple ingredients and you’ve got yourself a delicious bite-sized piece of deliciousness.

Ingredients

For the truffle

  • 1 cup white chocolate
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Mauna Loa macadamia nuts

For the decorations

  • ½ cup white chocolate
  • Candy eyes
  • Halloween sprinkles

Instructions

  1. For the truffles: Add white chocolate, heavy cream, and butter to a heat safe bowl. Heat in 15-30 second intervals on defrost until the white chocolate begins to melt. Stir between each heating. You can also melt the chocolate on the stovetop by placing the bowl over a pot of simmering water, being sure not to let the water touch the bowl.
  2. Once the white chocolate has completely melted add in vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add macadamia nuts to a zip top bag and seal. Using a heavy bottom cup or rolling pin, crush the nuts into small bite sized pieces. You can also blend in a food processor or blender.
  4. Add crushed macadamia nuts to the white chocolate mixture. Cover with plastic wrap or the plastic wrap alternative of your choice and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  5. Once the white chocolate has set, remove from the refrigerator. Scoop about a tablespoon of the white chocolate mixture and roll into a ball. Set on a cookie sheet. If your mixture is still soft you can place it back in the refrigerator to chill until ready to decorate. Continue with the remainder of the white chocolate.
  6. Mummy decoration option: Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Dip white chocolate truffles into the melted white chocolate to create a coating. Drizzle white chocolate over the truffle to create a mummy effect. Add candy eyes. Place on a cookie sheet to harden and ENJOY!
  7. Halloween sprinkles options: Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Dip white chocolate truffles into the melted white chocolate to create a coating. Sprinkle Halloween sprinkles on truffles while chocolate is still wet. Place on a cookie sheet to harden and ENJOY!

Notes

*These truffles can be enjoyed year round. Leave plain with the white chocolate coating or decorate according to the holiday of your choice.

*Be sure to chill the mixture prior to rolling and dipping. At room temperature, the ganache is very soft.

  • *Work quickly. The ganache is soft and can melt in warm hands. If you are finding that your chocolate is melting, place back in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • *Using a small cookie scoop will help prevent melting and give the truffles a uniform look.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on October 31st, 2021

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