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A smooth, and creamy bite-size dessert made with zesty lemon and rich white chocolate. The simple no-bake truffles are so easy to prepare with just 7 ingredients and a 10-minute prep!
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Lemon and White Chocolate Truffles
  2. Why We Love This No-Bake Truffles
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Lemon Truffles
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Easy No-Bake Desserts
  8. White Chocolate Lemon Truffles Recipe

Our White Chocolate Lemon Truffles are an irresistible, smooth, and creamy bite-size dessert made with zesty lemon and rich white chocolate. The simple no-bake truffles are so easy to prepare with just 7 ingredients and a 10-minute prep!

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Easy Lemon and White Chocolate Truffles

These homemade truffles are so simple, with a short list of ingredients. Butter, lemon, white chocolate chips, heavy cream, and powdered sugar is all you will need. Better yet, these are no-bake! So, you don’t even need to turn on the oven. Which makes these a perfect refreshing springtime or summer dessert.

These lemony, white chocolate truffles are also the perfect dessert option for holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day. But, since they are so simple you can even make them just because! If you love lemon recipes like Lemon Bars or Lemon Cookies, you are going to love these.

We were inspired to create our own version of this recipe from Love Bakes Good Cakes!

Why We Love This No-Bake Truffles

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Can be made ahead of time
  • Store in the freezer for up to 3 months
  • Delicious springtime or summer dessert
  • Refreshing, light lemon flavor
  • Different flavor variations available
  • Simple prep that only takes 10 minutes
  • Short list of ingredients
  • Bite-size treat makes for easy portions
  • Easy to double or triple batch for a crowd
white chocolate lemon truffles in a bowl

Ingredients/Shopping List

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

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How to Make Lemon Truffles

The prep for your truffle recipe will come together so simply. In just about 10 minutes you’ll be ready to pop your mix in the fridge to chill. Then, just roll into balls and you’re ready to serve!

Melt butter in a saucepan and add in lemon zest. Stir in heavy cream. 
Pro-tip: When you are heating the cream and butter together, be sure to only let it simmer for a couple of seconds, not longer. You definitely don’t want to let it boil. If this happens the ingredients will begin to separate and you will have to throw it out and start over. 

Melt butter in a saucepan and add in lemon zest

Pour mixture through mesh sieve over top of the white chocolate chips in a bowl. 
Pro-tip: The hot mixture poured over top of the chocolate chips will melt them. It’s important to work quickly on these steps so that you can get everything mixed while the ingredients are still warm and melted.

Pour mixture through mesh sieve over top of the chocolate chips in a bowl

Add lemon extract and optional food coloring, then stir ingredients together.

stirring all ingredients together in a bowl

Cover and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Roll the mixture into balls and coat them in powdered sugar.
Pro-tip: The balls should be about 1 inch in diameter. It usually works to use a 1-1 ½ tablespoon size scoop to measure out the correct amount of batter.

Roll the mixture into balls and coat them in powdered sugar

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • FOOD COLORING: The yellow food coloring listed in the ingredients is completely optional. Adding this will enhance the overall look of your truffles by giving them a nice, bright yellow color!
  • LIME TRUFFLES: If you prefer lime flavor instead of lemon, you can make these with lime extract instead. In this case I would recommend using a green food coloring to dye them. This flavor is almost a bit like a key lime pie type of truffle!
  • ORANGE TRUFFLES: You can use orange extract instead of lemon extract to make orange truffles to make a dreamsicle inspired treat. I would use orange food coloring if you choose to do this variation.
  • CHOCOLATE: For an added chocolate flavor and pretty final touch, you can melt extra chocolate chips and drizzle over the top of your finished truffles!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make White Chocolate Lemon Truffles Without Lemon?

If you just want to go for white chocolate flavored truffles you can totally leave out the lemon extract all together. They would be delicious this way as well. Since the batch is super easy to double, you could even do half with lemon and half without.

Can I Make Lemon Truffles Ahead of Time?

Yes! Since your truffles will keep in the fridge and should be stored there in between serving, you can definitely make them ahead of time. However, I wouldn’t recommend making them too far in advance 24-48 hours is the longest I have gone!

How to Store No-Bake Truffles

Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Be sure to serve these chilled and store them in the fridge in between serving. They are most firm when they are fresh from the fridge. They can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

bitten white chocolate lemon truffles on a plate

More Easy No-Bake Desserts

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White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

Serves — 12
A smooth, and creamy bite-size dessert made with zesty lemon and rich white chocolate. The simple no-bake truffles are so easy to prepare with just 7 ingredients and a 10-minute prep!
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Add white chocolate chips to a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan melt the butter and add lemon zest. Stir in heavy cream and let it come up In temperature until just before it is boiling.
  • Pour the cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over the white chocolate chips. Add the lemon and vanilla extract. Add the food coloring, then stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Cover and refrigerate the chocolate chip mixture until it is firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
  • Scoop 1 – 1 ½ tablespoons of the chocolate chip mixture and form into balls, then roll the balls in the powdered sugar.
  • Refrigerate the truffles for at least 1 hour before enjoying.

Jenn’s Notes

Pro-Tips:
  • When you are heating the cream and butter together, be sure to only let it simmer for a couple of seconds, not longer. You definitely don’t want to let it boil. If this happens the ingredients will begin to separate and you will have to throw it out and start over.
  • The hot mixture poured over the top of the chocolate chips will melt them. It’s important to work quickly on these steps so that you can get everything mixed while the ingredients are still warm and melted.
  • The balls should be about 1 inch in diameter. It usually works to use 1-1 ½ tablespoon size scoop to measure out the correct amount of batter.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. In reading over your recipe, I thought you were suppose to use white chips and you’ve got it chocolate chips, I’m confused. Also what do you mean when you say let it come up to temperature, never heard that expression before. What does it mean? Thank you.
    Lyn

    1. Yes, it is only white chocolate chips. I adjusted the wording in the post. Regarding “up in temperature”, just increase the temperature just short of boiling. Enjoy!