Lemon truffles seeds

Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles

I grew up having a lot of poppy desserts, so I thought of it right away! You don’t have to grind the poppy, but it’s just the texture I prefer – you can do it easily in a coffee grinder or buy it already ground! Cooking time is really the chilling time.

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ingredients

  • 2 cups neufchatel cheese
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds, ground
  • 1 1 ⁄2 tablespoons lemon zest (from 1 med lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 ⁄2 cup hundreds and thousands (sprinkles)

directions

  • Cream together the Neufchatel cheese, poppy seed, lemon juice, and zest. Add the icing sugar to thicken up the mixture (add 1 more tbsp if you want it sweeter). Put in the fridge to set – about 2 hours.
  • Line a cookie tray with wax paper. Using small scoop (about 1 tbsp), make small balls of the truffle mixture (or you can just scoop out 1 tbsp at a time and roll into a ball between your palms).
  • As you finish the tray, put it in the fridge for about 15 minutes to be ready for dipping.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave and have the sprinkles in a bowl. Using a fork, dip each truffle into the white chocolate and then the sprinkles and return to tray to set (I like to dip just the top half and have the bottom half “naked”, with the chocolate kind of running down it).
  • To serve, put the truffles in little foil candy cups and put on a serving tray or in a gift box to give away!
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“I grew up having a lot of poppy desserts, so I thought of it right away! You don’t have to grind the poppy, but it’s just the texture I prefer – you can do it easily in a coffee grinder or buy it already ground! Cooking time is really the chilling time.”

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A really nice twist on the whole truffles theme. Really, really good! I love the blend of the cheese and poppy seeds.

I grew up having a lot of poppy desserts, so I thought of it right away! You don’t have to grind the poppy, but it’s just the texture I prefer – you can do it easily in a coffee grinder or buy it already ground! Cooking time is really the chilling time.

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

These white chocolate lemon truffles are full of rich and velvety white chocolate and bright lemon — delightfully delicious!

Our easy white chocolate lemon truffles are bursting with sweet white chocolate and tart lemon flavor covered in a dusting of powdered sugar. These delicious confections are like happy little balls of sunshine.

WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON TRUFFLES INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • zest of 1 lemon (roughly 1 tablespoon of zest)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoons lemon extract
  • ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Pro Tip: You can use 3 to 4 drops of lemon oil if you do not have the lemon extract.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Nuts: Instead of the powdered sugar, you could roll these in crushed walnuts or pistachios for an added crunch.

Filling: You could change up the flavor of the truffles entirely. Try orange or lime by replacing the zest and extract flavors. If you want to try these with white chocolate only, you can just skip the lemon extract and zest.

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Alcohol: For a grown-up twist on these treats, add a bit of limoncello instead of the extract.

HOW TO MAKE THIS WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON TRUFFLES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Add the white chocolate chips to a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

STEP TWO: In a small saucepan, melt butter and add the lemon zest.

STEP THREE: Stir in the heavy cream and let it come up to temperature until just before it is boiling.

PRO TIP: Make sure you take this off the heat as soon as it starts to simmer, or the butter and cream will begin to separate.

STEP FOUR: Pour the hot cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over the white chocolate chips to melt chocolate.

STEP FIVE: Add the lemon and vanilla extract. Add the optional food coloring if you are using it, then stir until the mixture is smooth.

STEP SIX: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the melted white chocolate mixture until it is firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes.

PRO TIP: If the lemon truffle mixture is too warm, it will not form into balls properly. Make sure you don’t skimp on the time in the fridge for this step. I know it’s hard to wait for the yummy outcome, but it’s important!

STEP SEVEN: Scoop 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of the white chocolate mixture, form into small balls, and then roll the balls in the icing sugar. The balls should be about a 1 inch diameter.

PRO TIP: Using a small cookie scoop would give you uniform balls and the size you want for these truffles.

STEP EIGHT: Refrigerate the truffles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for at least 1 hour before enjoying them.

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HOW TO SERVE

Make this lemon white chocolate truffles recipe and wrap them up in pretty packaging for gift giving. Add some Italian cookies and snowball cookies, and you will have a lovely selection of treats to share for a special occasion.

Or you can save this tasty treat all for yourself and enjoy them with a latte or some iced tea. We have lots of ideas such as iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea.

Truffles are such an elegant, and often a surprisingly simple, delicacy to make. Try our cookies and cream truffles for another spin on these treats.

For all those lemon lovers, try lemon bars and lemon lush.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these easy lemon truffles in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

IN THE FREEZER: For longer storage, these lemon chocolate truffles can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.

White chocolate and tangy lemon are such a perfect marriage of flavors. These little creamy truffles are so fresh and brimming with flavor. They are perfect all year round.

This lemon truffle recipe freezes well and can be stored for up to 1 month.

This lovely treat could be made with orange or lime as well. Simply replace all the lemon components with equal lime or orange ingredients.