Gingerbread Truffles are spicy bite-sized confections, not really a candy and not really a cookie, made of baked gingerbread mixed with cream cheese frosting, then wrapped in a blanket of chocolate. A drool-worthy sweet treat for holiday entertaining.
1Tablespooneggnog or ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3.5ozsemi-sweet or dark chocolate bar
3.5ozwhite chocolate baroptional
Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Continue beating and add eggnog or vanilla extract.
Turn mixer to lower setting and add in confectioner’s sugar, a little at a time.
Turn mixer to a higher speed and whip until fluffy.
Crumb gingerbread with fingers until you have very small pieces
Add 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese frosting and add more as needed so that gingerbread will roll into a ball and hold its shape. (I added about 4 tablespoons)
Form into small balls by rolling in hands and place on a parchment or silicone mat lined cookie sheet.
Place in refrigerator for about an hour to make them easier to work with.
Break semi-sweet or dark chocolate bar into small pieces and place in microwave safe bowl or measuring cup.
Microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring in-between, until completely melted.
Remove gingerbread from refrigerator and dip each gingerbread ball into chocolate. I found it was easier to use a spoon and just drop in and scoop out with spoon.
If you are decorating with sprinkles, sprinkle immediately upon removal from chocolate.
Continue until all balls have been coated.
At this point you can also melt white chocolate and drizzle over the dark chocolate then apply sprinkles. This is totally optional. You can also coat gingerbread with only white chocolate if that is your preference.
Frequently asked questions about truffles
What's the best chocolate for truffles?I like to use semi-sweet or dark chocolate which makes a richer chocolate. You can also use milk chocolate for a sweeter version but the milk will have to be reduced due to the softer nature of the chocolate.How long will truffles last?Mine never last very long in my house but they will keep for 1-2 weeks at room temperature or up to 6 months in the freezer.Do I need to refrigerate truffles?Most truffles do not need to be refrigerated but they must be kept at a cool room temperature and away from sunlight. The exception is if there is cream in the mixture. If there is, they should be stored in the refrigerator wrapped in a paper towel and sealed in a ziploc bag. This will keep the excess moisture from ruining your delicious treat.