Champagne truffles are a decadent dessert made with white chocolate, cream and champagne topped with gold sprinkles for extra fancy flair!
This champagne truffle recipe will have your guests eating in style with a beautiful white chocolate coated truffle made with that bubbly champagne flavor. We like to serve these on New Year’s Eve with old fashioned cocktails and an antipasto platter!
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Why you’ll love this recipe!
📌 The bubbly champagne flavor wrapped into a truffle.
📌 Topped with gold sprinkles, perfect for any party.
📌 Easy to make ahead and enjoy when ready.
Champagne Truffle Ingredients
- Champagne – Choose a brand with great flavor.
- White chocolate – High quality white chocolate, chopped.
- Heavy cream – No substitutions on this one!
- Coating – White candy melts or almond bark.
- Topping – Gold sprinkles.
How do you make champagne truffles? (step-by-step directions)
⭐ First, simmer the champagne on the stove until reduced by half. Transfer the reduced champagne to a bowl and set aside.
⭐ Next, melt together the white chocolate and heavy cream, stirring the mixture until the chocolate is melted and mixture is combined. Remove from heat.
⭐ Then, add reduced champagne to the chocolate and stir until mixed thoroughly. Transfer to a small bowl and chill until mixture is firm. Once firm, scoop truffle mixture onto a lined baking sheet. Return to fridge to set.
⭐ Last, melt the almond bark until smooth. Dip chilled truffle mixture in the melted almond bark, return to lined baking sheet and top with gold sprinkles. Allow to set completely before serving.
Scroll down to the printable recipe card toward the bottom of this article for ingredient measurements and detailed cooking instructions.
Can I make champagne truffles ahead of time?
Yes, these can be made up to 2 days in advance. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
What kind of champagne to use for champagne truffles?
Make sure to use a brand or variety of champagne that you like. The flavor of that champagne will come through into the truffles so you want to choose something you enjoy!
What kind of white chocolate to use for champagne truffles?
It is very important to use a high quality white chocolate for the inside of the truffle. You want something that will melt easily and smoothly.
Storage and leftovers
How long do champagne truffles last?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. For best results, remove from the refrigerator 20-30 minutes before serving.
Can I freeze champagne truffles?
Yes, store in an airtight, freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before serving.
Tips and tricks
✅ Make sure to use a high quality white chocolate so it melts well in the double boiler.
✅ Reducing the champagne gives the truffles the best champagne flavor so don’t skip that step!
✅ When storing champagne truffles, use parchment paper between the layers to keep them from sticking together.
✅ Prepare a double batch of these because they’ll go fast!
Frequently asked questions
Can I use a different type of chocolate for coating instead of white candy melts or almond bark?
Yes, you can experiment with different types of chocolate for coating, such as dark or milk chocolate, based on your preferences. Just keep in mind that it might alter the overall flavor profile of the truffles.
Can I use sparkling wine or prosecco instead of champagne in this recipe?
While champagne is traditionally used, you can substitute it with sparkling wine or prosecco if you prefer. The choice of bubbly will influence the truffle’s taste, so select one you enjoy.
How can I prevent the truffle mixture from sticking to my hands when rolling them into balls?
Chilling the truffle mixture thoroughly before shaping into balls can help reduce stickiness. Additionally, lightly coating your hands with powdered sugar can make the rolling process easier.
Are there non-alcoholic alternatives for champagne in this recipe?
If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can try using non-alcoholic sparkling cider or a sparkling grape juice as a substitute for champagne. Ensure it has a flavor you enjoy since it will impact the truffle taste.
What to enjoy with champagne truffles (serving suggestions)
We love serving these fancy champagne truffles at our holiday parties, especially for New Year’s Eve! Serve these on your party spread of caprese skewers, sweet and sour meatballs, and long island iced tea!
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Tools we love
- Baker’s Half Sheet – This is the baking sheet we use in the cooking video. Another favvvvvorite. I have four or maybe six of them.
- Silicon baking mat – Nothing sticks to these, I swear by them!
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How to Make Champagne Truffles
- ½ cup champagne (4 fluid ounces)
- 10 ounces high quality white chocolate chopped
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 8 ounces almond bark or white candy melts
- gold sprinkles
- In a saucepan over medium-low heat, gently simmer the champagne until it reduces to half its original volume. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Place the white chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat using high power in 20 second increments, stirring between heat cycles, until chocolate cream mixture is fully melted and smooth.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the champagne reduction to your chocolate mixture and mix well until fully incorporated. The mixture will be very wet, this is okay. (Save remaining reduction for future recipes, it can be frozen if desired).
- Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
- When chocolate mixture is fully chilled, create truffle balls using a small cookie scoop or melon baller with a spring release. Place truffles on a parchment lined baking sheet. When all of the mixture is scooped, return your baking sheet to the refrigerator for another 30 minutes so the truffles can re-firm.
- When the truffles are fully chilled, place the candy melts or almond bark in a microwave safe bowl and heat using high power in 20 second increments, stirring between heat cycles, until fully melted and smooth.
- Drop the truffles into the melted bark. Use a fork to move the ball around a bit, then scoop it out and set it your lined baking sheet. Before the bark sets, top with gold sprinkles. Store truffles in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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