Sometimes I get in weird moods and make things with lemon.

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This is weird because I am soooo not a lemon girl. I’m an I-want-cheesecake, give-me-treats-so-rich-they-make-my-teeth-hurt and I-don’t-even-trust-you-if-you-attempt-to-feed-me-fruit-for-dessert type of girl.

It’s just who I am. And it’s not going anywhere.

And fruit isn’t dessert. Don’t even start.

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There’s been a few of those instances though where I end up craving something with lemon for one reason or another – it just tastes FRESH. And what’s even stranger is that white chocolate is never my drug of choice, yet here… it seemed perfect.

Necessary.

Mandatory.

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And then I went and covered everything in these sparkly sugar crystals and well, heck. Do these have my name on it or what? It’s like candy with glitter. !!!!

Could it BE any more perfect?

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Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

Yield: males about 30 truffles

Total Time: 2.5 hours

Ingredients:

10 ounces high-quality white chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon corn syrup
1 drop lemon extract or pure lemon oil
the zest of half a lemon
white sanding sugar for coating

Directions:

Add white chocolate and butter to a bowl, then microwave on medium power for 30 seconds. Stir a few times, then microwave for 20 more seconds.

Add heavy cream and corn syrup to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until bubbles appear on the edges. This will happen quickly! Immediately pour the cream over the melted chocolate and butter, stirring well for a few minutes until combined. Stir in the drop of lemon oil and lemon zest, mixing to combine. Place in the fridge (or even the freezer) for 1-2 hours.

Remove from fridge and scoop out teaspoon-size balls of chocolate with a melon scooper or small spoon. Roll them into balls and dip in the sanding sugar, coating completely. These hold up great at room temperature but I tend to store them in the fridge.

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I think I’m going to start covering all of my food in sparkles.

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99 Responses to “Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles.”

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    Tracy — December 21, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Really pretty candy. Reminds me of some white chocolate bark I’ve made with lemon drops. Thanks for the recipe-I’ll try it to take over to my mother’s on Christmas eve.

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    kim@hungryhealthygirl — December 21, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    Love when food has a little bling!!

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — December 21, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    After a bunch of chocolate and mint and other rich desserts, a citrus flavored recipe is refreshing! They are adorable!

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    ana cooks — December 21, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    this is the most beautiful dessert i’ve ever seen!
    merry xmas1

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 21, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Your lemon truffles are beautiful and so girly!!! Not to mention creative!!! Have a great weekend!!

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    Alicia Greenrabbit — December 21, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    These are so beautiful!!! They look like the snow we got last night. I really enjoy your recipes and incredible photos. My MIL loved lemon and white chocolate ,so I am going to make these in her honor for a gymnastic’s party tonight.(She’s been gone 7 weeks) Thank you

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    AJ — December 21, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    these look awesome! Though I’m a chocoholic, I recently decided that if a dessert isn’t chocolate, it should be lemon. And I also love those white chocolate Lindt truffles. This is like the best of both worlds!!

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    JulieD — December 21, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    I love white chocolate!! These are definitely beautiful…love it, Jess!!

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    Liz — December 21, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    I’m usually not a lemon girl either, but I’d be into those snowball-looking truffles. YUM!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — December 21, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    These are so cute! Let’s be real here – you need something to clean all that Christmas chocolate out of your teeth, right? Happy weekend Jess!!

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    Karen — December 21, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    I’m glad to know white chocolate truffles can be made! I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully, to make white chocolate coconut truffles. After two failed attempts where the ganache doesn’t set, I think it’s the cream to chocolate ratio that’s off.

    Yours look fantastic! I love the sparkles!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — December 21, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I love lemon any time of year! These look gorgeous!

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    Brie — December 21, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    I think white chocolate and lemon would completely compliment each other…and since you’re just using the zest, I think we can still say this isn’t really a fruit dessert.

    So beautiful!

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    Sara — December 21, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    They are so pretty!!!

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    Nikki — December 21, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    These are so pretty! I really love lemon anything, but definitely agree that fruit is not dessert! My mother-in-law put together a small party for us around our wedding and asked what kind of cake I wanted. I, of course, requested chocolate. What did she get? Half banana and half carrot! That’s not cake! That’s a healthy breakfast! I love her, but that is just plain weird. And wrong.

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    Meg @ Peaches and Cake — December 21, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Lemon and white chocolate is a nice change of pace! Love refreshing flavor combos like that.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 21, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    These look fabulous! And so fresh!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — December 21, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    I made something very similar last year and they are SO GOOD! Lemon and white chocolate are a great pairing.

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    Blog is the New Black — December 21, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    These are so beautiful!!!

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    Nicole {Life's Tidbits} — December 21, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    These look DELISH!! Can’t wait to try this recipe over the holidays.

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    Drew @ Catfish & Caviar — December 21, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    These are not only pretty but the look so tasty too!!!

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    Living The Sweet Life — December 21, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    YES PLEASE – - these are like sparkle snow balls … I need them in my life & tummy

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    Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — December 21, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    These look beyond! And the lemon zest must cut through the white chocolate sweetness. Definitely a win in my book :).

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    Alissa — December 21, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    I understand the I just not in the mood for chocolate thoughts that we all get sometimes. At the moment I am hooked on lime; drinks, cookies, adding it to all my tacos, and using it instead of salad dressing.
    These look amazing! They remind me of snow :)

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    Madeleine @ Teenie Baker — December 21, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    It’s okay, they still include chocolate…and they look delicious!

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    alyssa - life a la wife — December 21, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Beautiful! White Chocolate Truffles are amaziiing. I could do without the lemon though :)

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    Jennifer — December 21, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Um, yes please!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    Sabatino - hotcupoflove.com — December 21, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    These…make me salivate. – and make my teeth hurt when I look at them. But I want them so badly. I’m sending you my work address. I’ll do whatever it takes to have these delivered. WHATEVER. IT. TAKES.

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    Doris — December 21, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    hmmm, wonder how these would be if sprinkled with sea salt?

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    Jill — December 21, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    These are so pretty!

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    cindy — December 21, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    girl, you are a woman after my own sparkly heart!

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    Jill — December 21, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    These look amazing! What kind of white chocolate do you use? Do you consider ghiradelli good quality? Thanks and merry christmas!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — December 21, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    oh wow! Im going to a Christmas party this weekend and was just sitting here trying to figure out what to bring…these are perfect!

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    Becky @ Olives n Wine — December 21, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Goodness those truffles are ADORABLE!!! I am not a lemon-dessert kinda gal either but made a lemon bundt cake last night and it was perfect for breakfast :) Yep, I am to the point in December where I eat cake for breakfast!

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    Chloe Moon — December 21, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    I’m looking for something to make for my cookie exchange but I think I might make these instead because they look beautiful!! I think I have some edible glitter left from my cupcake class! Must taste yummy!!! =)

    Ergo – Blog

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    Jessica — December 21, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    These are gorgeous, almost too pretty to eat…almost. :)

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    Ashley — December 21, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    LOVE lemon in dessert. I need to send you the recipe for 7-up cake. Basically like a lemon pound cake made in a bundt pan that forms a thick crust as it bakes. Favorite dessert ever.

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    Adrienne Austin @ Midwestern Belle — December 21, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    Love it…Glitter on!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 21, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    White chocolate, lemon, and cream…with all that sugar on the outside! now THESE are a great looking truffle and a welcome addition from sea of peppermint and molasses everywhere!

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    Kristen @ notsodomesticated — December 21, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    I’m not typically a huge lemon dessert person, but I think I could love these. Anything paired with white chocolate (and sparkles!) makes me happy! :)

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — December 21, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    These are so pretty! I’m a HUGE fan of lemon desserts!

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    Valerie — December 21, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    You make me laugh! My grandmother loves to remind me that when we were kids, we’d ask for dessert and tell her we got it every night at home. She’d respond with disbelief and ask us what we’d have, and we’d say “apples, or bananas, or grapes…” we thought fruit WAS dessert- all on its own, not even in a tart or a muffin or anything!

    These are beautiful little truffles. :)

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    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — December 21, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    So beautiful! The truffles and your little granite dish/mortar! It doesn’t get more festive than sparkly desserts.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 21, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    I love the sparkly “snow” on the outside! Love your mortar…I need one like that!

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — December 21, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Mmmm…I love lemon, not so much white chocolate, but these look delicious!

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    Sharla — December 21, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    i want to try these, but have a great fear of candies that must be boiled!!

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    Michelle — December 21, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    I love sparkles and I love lemon! perfect.

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    Sandy @ RE — December 21, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    Oh My Goodness.

    I love you! :)

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    Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition — December 21, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    These are gorgeous- and so cute for Christmas:)

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    vanillasugarblog — December 21, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    I want sparkly sugar!!!!

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