Lemon Truffles are bursting with fresh lemon flavor. They are so creamy on the inside and coated in powdered sugar.

Lemon Truffles on a plate.
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If you enjoy Lemon Desserts, you are going to crazy over this recipe for Lemon Truffles. They are so easy to make and have tons of lemon flavor. Fresh lemon juice combines with heavy whipping cream, white chocolate and more for a decadent treat.

I have been making truffles for over 10 years and they are so easy. More favorites include Strawberry Truffles, White Chocolate Truffles and Carrot Cake Truffles.

For more lemon dessert to try, make Lemon Pudding Cake, Lemon Cake Mix Cookies and Lemon Icebox Pie.

Why We Love This Recipe

You only need a few ingredients to make Lemon Truffles. The recipe isn’t complicated or hard to make. No fancy supplies or hard to find ingredients.

This recipe is so easy, and the results are wonderful. The center is packed with fresh lemon and each bite is heavenly. The chocolate makes it so creamy.

The powdered sugar coating gives each truffle the perfect amount of sweetness.

Lemon Truffles ready to serve.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - white chocolate baking bars, heavy cream, lemon zest, butter, yellow food coloring.
  • White chocolate baking bars. Make sure to use baking bars for the best results.
  • Heavy whipping cream. The high fat content in heavy cream is necessary for the truffles. Don’t substitute for milk.
  • Lemon Zest. This adds so much citrus flavor to the recipe.
  • Butter. Use real butter!
  • Yellow Food Coloring. This is optional but gives the truffles a pretty yellow color.

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Step by Step Instructions

Mixing bowl with chocolate broken into pieces.

Step 1. Use a microwave safe bowl. Break the white chocolate into small pieces and put in the bowl. Then add the butter on top of the chocolate. Set aside. 

Heavy Cream in saucepan.

Step 2. Next, pour the heavy whipping cream into the small saucepan.  Stir occasional over medium heat until it starts to boil.

Saucepan with lemon extract and zest combined into cream.

Step 3. Next, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the lemon extract and lemon zest.  Whisk until combined.  

Lemon mixture poured over chocolate.

Step 4. Then pour the lemon mixture over the white chocolate and butter.  Stir until the creamy white chocolate is melted and smooth.  Once combined, cover and refrigerate until the mixture is firm.

Truffles on baking sheet.

Step 5. Form the dough into balls. Place on a baking sheet.

Truffles coated in powdered sugar and placed on baking sheet.

Step 6. Finally, roll the balls into powdered sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Continue in batches until they are all coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Lemon Truffles with lemon slices.

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.

Expert Tips

  • Good quality chocolate. Make sure to use high quality chocolate for the best results for these lemon truffles.  
  • Toppings. You can roll the truffles in sprinkles instead of the powdered sugar before serving if you prefer. 
  • Stir with a wooden spoon. Make sure that you stir the mixture with a wooden spoon for the best results. It helps move the heat evenly throughout the mixture.  
  • Refrigerate the mixture. It is important to chill the mixture before forming the truffles. The mixture is soft, and this helps to make it easier to manage.
  • Fresh Lemon. For best flavor use fresh lemon zest. You will notice the difference if you omit this ingredient.

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Lemon Truffles

5 from 1 vote
Lemon Truffles are bursting with fresh lemon flavor. They are so creamy on the inside and coated in powdered sugar.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 122

Ingredients

  • 16 oz white chocolate baking bars
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
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Instructions

  • Break the white chocolate into smaller pieces and place the white chocolate In heat resistant bowl.  Place the butter on top of the chocolate in the bowl.  Set aside.
  • Place the heavy whipping cream in a saucepan.  Heat over medium high heat (whisking occasionally) until the cream just starts to boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the lemon extract and lemon zest.  Whisk until combined.
  • Pour this mixture over the white chocolate and butter.  Stir with a large wooden spoon until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Cover and refrigerate until the mixture is firm (1-2 hours).
  • Remove from the refrigerator and shape into 1″ balls.
  • Roll the balls into the powdered sugar and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Continue this process until all the truffles are formed.
  • Place the truffles in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to use high quality chocolate for the best results for these lemon truffles.  
You can roll the truffles in sprinkles instead of the powdered sugar before serving if you prefer. 
Make sure that you stir the mixture with either a wooden spoon for the best results as it helps move the heat evenly throughout the mixture.  
Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 122kcal, Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 1g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 22mg, Potassium 57mg, Fiber 0.04g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 69IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 40mg, Iron 0.05mg

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  1. Kathy says:

    5 stars
    So much lemon flavor! These are amazing!