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buttercream truffles recipe for christmas

Buttercream Candy Truffles Recipe

Gloria
Buttercreamcandy truffles will give a different look and taste to the table.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Candies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 26 candies
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 4 cup Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 bars Semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

For Buttercream Fillings

  • Start by beating the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. You can also do this in a large bowl using a handheld mixer. You will need to beat the butter for at least 3-4 minutes or until it gets creamy.
  • Once the butter is creamy, add the confectioner’s sugar. Beat the butter and sugar on low settings for a minute. Now add milk, almond, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat the mixture on high settings until it gets smooth and creamy. It may take 3-4minutes.
  • Cover the bowl with a wrapping sheet and place the mixture in the refrigerator. You must chill it for a minimum of 2 hours to get it solid and manageable.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and remove the chilled and frozen buttercream from the refrigerator.
  • Scoop out the buttercream using a one tablespoon scoop and give it a ball shape. Place the scoop on the parchment-lined baking sheet. If you feel like the buttercream is getting too sticky, rub your fingers with the confectioner’s sugar.
  • Place the scoops in the refrigerator to chill. One to two hours of refrigeration time is advisable. However, you can store up to 24 hours.
  • If you have some leftover frostings, you can skip this step.

For Chocolate Coatings

  • Add the chocolate pieces and vegetable oil to a microwave-safe bowl. It is best to heat the chocolate for 20 second periods and stir after every 20 seconds. Heat until the chocolate gets creamy. Once the chocolate is melted, wait for 5-10 minutes before dipping the buttercream balls.
  • It is best to melt the chocolate pieces in the last few minutes of chilling the buttercream balls.

For Assembly

  • Take out the buttercream balls from the refrigerator. Drop one ball in the melted chocolate at a time. Make sure that every ball is covered in the chocolate completely.
  • With the help of a fork, remove the buttercream balls from the melted chocolate, and place them on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • You can garnish the balls with remaining chocolate shavings, nutmeg, dry coconut sprinkles, or crushed cookies.
  • Place the chocolate balls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set. 
  • You can store the candies for up to 2 weeks in an air-tight container.

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Notes

Note 1: It is best to use the butter at room temperature. Don’t use a microwave oven to heat it.
Note 2: Prefer using baking chocolate for coating on the candies. Semi-sweet chocolate is perfect for a medium sweetness. It is best to avoid chocolate chips because they don’t melt and aren’t great for coating.
Note 3: You should keep the buttercream balls for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator for a better result and excellent taste.
Note 4: Melting the chocolate in intervals keeps it smooth and silky. The chocolate is not burnt, and vegetable oil is completely mixed in it.
Disclaimer: Video shown in the above recipe might be different from our recipe, we’ve included different recipes for reader’s ease. You could follow any of the recipes to suit your needs better. But, we recommend using the recipe shown in the text form, as we have used this recipe by ourselves.
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