Truffles are great for times when you get unexpected guests or simply if you’re craving something sweet but don’t feel like baking. It’s like having an explosion of sweetness in a bite, making it the perfect snack for those with a sweet tooth. These white truffles look elegant, taste delicious, and best of all, you only need three ingredients (vanilla wafers, white chocolate, and dried coconut) to make them! You crush the vanilla wafers and mix in with melted chocolate, form the balls, and roll them into dried coconut. It’s quick and easy. It’s easy to customize the recipe according to your liking, so make sure to check out our tips below!
White Truffle Ingredients
Vanilla wafers – use any brand of your favorite vanilla wafers
White Chocolate – use high-quality chocolate
Dried coconut – make sure to use unsweetened coconut
How To Make White Truffles
To make the truffle mixture, start by crushing the vanilla wafers. You can do this with a food processor, or place them in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Transfer the crumbs to a large mixing bowl.
Melt the white chocolate, then mix it into the wafer crumbs.
Take a spoonful of the truffle mixture and mold it into a ball. Roll in dried coconut. Continue until all the truffle mixture is used.
You can easily melt white chocolate in the microwave. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave for 20 seconds at 100% power (or 30 seconds at 50% power). Stir and repeat the process until all the chocolate has melted.
To prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands, rub your hands with some coconut oil before forming the truffles.
If you live in a warm area, the truffles might be too soft. In this case, you can transfer this mixture to a large plate, and allow it to cool in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
To make equally-sized truffles, use a small ice cream scoop to measure out the portions.
Instead of rolling the truffles in dried coconut, drizzle with more melted white chocolate and sprinkle them with freeze-dried strawberries.
Here are a few other ideas:
freeze-dried blueberriesrainbow sprinkleschocolate sprinklesgrated chocolatecrushed nuts
For added texture, add mini white chocolate chips to the truffle mixture before rolling it into balls. You can play around with other mix-ins too. Try chopped nuts, cranberries, or even caramel bits.
Give the truffles an eggnog twist by adding rum, brandy, or whiskey extract and sprinkling the truffles with a pinch of nutmeg.
The White Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
The White Truffles can also be frozen. Place on a baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours. Then transfer to a Ziploc bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow softening at room temperature before eating.
Transfer the wafers to a large Ziploc (or another resealable plastic bag).
Use a rolling pin to crush the wafers until fine.
Transfer the wafer crumbs to a large mixing bowl.
Pour the melted chocolate over the wafer crumbs.
Use a spoon or spatula to mix the chocolate and crumbs together until fully combined.
Scoop out small amounts of the mixture and roll into balls.
Roll in dried coconut.