Super Easy Lemon Truffles

Get ready to elevate your dessert game with these delightful Lemon Truffles. Bursting with citrusy goodness, these bite-sized treats are a perfect blend of sweet and tangy, making them an ideal addition to any occasion. Whether you’re a lemon lover or simply seeking a refreshing twist to your dessert repertoire, these truffles are a must-try.

Who Will Love These Truffles?

This recipe is designed for anyone with a sweet tooth and an appreciation for the bright, zesty flavor of lemons. Whether you’re hosting a party, attending a potluck, or just craving a homemade treat, these Lemon Truffles are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Why Choose Lemon Truffles?

What sets these truffles apart is the perfect harmony of creamy white chocolate, the citrusy punch of fresh lemons, and a touch of decadence from butter and cream. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth experience that dances on your taste buds. Plus, they’re visually stunning—perfect for gifting or as a centerpiece at dessert tables.

Recipe Details


  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Yellow food coloring (optional)
  • Lemon zest or yellow sprinkles for decoration (optional)


  1. Prepare the Chocolate Mixture:
    In a heatproof bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and butter.
  2. Heat the Cream:
    In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it just begins to simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and butter mixture. Allow it to sit for a minute to melt the chocolate, then stir until smooth.
  3. Infuse with Lemon Flavor:
    Add the lemon zest and lemon juice to the chocolate mixture, stirring well to incorporate the citrusy essence.
  4. Sweeten the Mix:
    Gradually add the powdered sugar, stirring continuously until the mixture is smooth and well combined. For a more vibrant yellow color, consider adding a few drops of yellow food coloring.
  5. Chill the Mixture:
    Refrigerate the mixture for about 2 hours or until it’s firm enough to handle.
  6. Shape the Truffles:
    Once the mixture is firm, use your hands to roll small portions into truffle-sized balls. If the mixture is too sticky, dust your hands with powdered sugar for easier handling.
  7. Optional Decoration:
    For an extra touch, roll the truffles in additional lemon zest or yellow sprinkles. This not only adds visual appeal but enhances the citrusy flavor.
  8. Final Chill:
    Refrigerate the truffles for at least 30 minutes before serving to ensure they hold their shape.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Heatproof bowl
  • Small saucepan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Refrigerator

Serving Suggestions

These Lemon Truffles are a versatile delight. Serve them at room temperature for a softer, creamier experience, or straight from the fridge for a refreshing chill. Pair them with a cup of hot tea for a cozy afternoon treat or present them as an elegant finale to a dinner party.

Tips and Variations

  • Lemon Intensity: Adjust the lemon zest and juice quantities based on your preference for a more or less intense citrus flavor.
  • Texture Preference: If you prefer a firmer truffle, extend the refrigeration time before shaping.

FAQ Section

Q: Can I use lemon extract instead of fresh lemon juice?

A: While fresh lemon juice provides a vibrant flavor, lemon extract can be used as a substitute. Start with a small amount and adjust to taste.

Q: Can I freeze these truffles for later?

A: Absolutely! Store the truffles in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Q: What can I do if the mixture is too sticky?

A: Dust your hands with powdered sugar or chill the mixture for a bit longer before shaping the truffles.

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