Blue Christmas Truffles

As a mom, the holiday season is always a bustling time filled with joy, laughter, and, of course, a generous dose of kitchen adventures. Amidst the whirlwind of decorating the tree and wrapping gifts, I find a special kind of solace and excitement in creating sweet treats for my family and friends. This year, my kitchen is all about the magic of Blue Christmas Truffles – a festive delight that’s as enchanting to look at as it is to savor. These truffles are more than just a dessert; they’re little parcels of holiday joy, perfect for sharing the spirit of the season.

Imagine this: a decadent white chocolate center, velvety smooth and infused with just the right amount of peppermint – a flavor that instantly brings to mind snowy landscapes and jolly holiday tunes. Enrobed in a vibrant blue coating and adorned with festive sprinkles, these truffles are a feast for the eyes, sparking wonder in my boys and adding a pop of color to our holiday spread. The process of making them is a delightful activity in itself, one that I often turn into a family affair. The boys love getting their hands a little messy, rolling the chocolate centers and watching as they transform into beautiful, glistening orbs.

These Blue Christmas Truffles are perfect for those cozy evenings spent by the fireplace, where the warmth of the fire and the glow of the Christmas lights create a perfect backdrop for indulging in these minty treats. They are also my go-to choice for homemade gifts. There’s something incredibly heartwarming about gifting something crafted with love and care, and these truffles, packed in a pretty box with a festive ribbon, make for a thoughtful and personal present that’s sure to delight friends and family.

So, as you plan your holiday desserts or ponder over what gifts to give, let these Blue Christmas Truffles inspire you. They are a testament to the fact that the best holiday memories are often flavored with sweetness and made with love. Get ready to don your apron, melt some chocolate, and create a batch of these delightful truffles that are sure to make your holiday season a little brighter and a lot more delicious!

Choosing the Ingredients:

  • White Chocolate: When selecting white chocolate, opt for high-quality chocolate bars or chips with at least 30% cocoa butter content. This will ensure a creamy and rich texture in your truffles.
  • Heavy Cream: Use fresh heavy cream for the best results. It should have a fat content of at least 36%. Avoid using light cream or half-and-half, as they may not yield the same creamy consistency.
  • Vanilla and Peppermint Extracts: Always choose pure extracts for the best flavor. Authentic vanilla and peppermint extracts will enhance the overall taste of your truffles.
  • Blue Food Coloring: Gel or liquid food coloring can be used to achieve the desired shade of blue. Gel coloring tends to be more concentrated, so use it sparingly and gradually until you achieve the hue you want.
  • Decoration: For the finishing touch, crushed candy canes or peppermint candies are classic choices. You can also use blue and white sprinkles or even edible glitter for a dazzling effect.

How to Make Blue Christmas Truffles:
I’ve already provided you with the step-by-step instructions in the previous response. Follow those guidelines carefully, and you’ll have perfectly crafted truffles in no time.

Here are a few creative variations you can try:

  • Dark Chocolate Twist: Instead of white chocolate, use dark chocolate for a richer, slightly less sweet truffle. You can even mix dark and white chocolate for a marbled effect.
  • Fruit Infusion: Add a twist by incorporating freeze-dried fruit powder like raspberry or strawberry for a fruity burst of flavor.
  • Nutty Delight: Roll your truffles in finely chopped nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, or pistachios for a crunchy coating.
  • Alcohol-Infused: For an adult twist, add a splash of your favorite liqueur like Baileys, Amaretto, or Peppermint Schnapps to the ganache mixture.

If you need to make some substitutions due to dietary restrictions or ingredient availability, here are a few ideas:

  • Dairy-Free: Use dairy-free white chocolate and coconut cream instead of heavy cream for a dairy-free version.
  • Natural Food Coloring: If you prefer natural coloring, you can use spirulina powder or blueberry juice to achieve a blue hue.
  • Flavor Variations: Experiment with different extracts like almond, orange, or coconut for unique flavor profiles.

Blue Christmas Truffles


  • 8 ounces of white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • Blue food coloring (gel or liquid)
  • Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies for decoration
  • Blue and white sprinkles (optional)


  • Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over low heat until it’s warm but not boiling. Remove it from the heat.
  • Add the chopped white chocolate to the warm cream and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and peppermint extract.
  • Now, here’s where the “blue” part comes in. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to the mixture and stir until you achieve your desired shade of blue. Remember, a little goes a long way, so start with a small amount and add more if needed.
  • Pour the mixture into a shallow dish or a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until it’s firm.
  • Once the mixture is firm, use a melon baller or a spoon to scoop out small portions and roll them into truffle-sized balls. Place them on a parchment-lined tray.
  • If you want to make them extra festive, roll the truffles in crushed candy canes, blue and white sprinkles, or a combination of both.
  • Chill the truffles in the refrigerator until they’re firm again, about 30 minutes.
  • Your Blue Christmas Truffles are ready to enjoy! Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
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