Save on Pinterest

Eggnog Creams

I adapted a creamy, dreamy truffle recipe from a chocolate cookbook and came up with my variation to give as gifts. Rum and nutmeg add a bit of classic eggnog flavor. —Carla Manning, Grantsburg, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups white baking chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Ground nutmeg, optional

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt 1-1/2 cups baking chips; stir until smooth. In a small bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add rum and vanilla. Beat in melted chips. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until set.
  • Shape mixture into 1-in. balls; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm and slightly dry to the touch.
  • In a microwave, melt shortening and remaining baking chips; stir until smooth. Dip balls in mixture; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheet; if desired, sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours or until set. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Ghirardelli white baking chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 154 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

Recommended Video

Reviews

Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Jamie
    Oct 4, 2020

    Can you make and freeze ahead the Eggnog Creams?

  • Jada
    Oct 4, 2020

    Question: Could rum extract be used in place of the actual rum? If so, how much?

  • Lynn
    Sep 29, 2020

    I used spiced rum and some nutmeg and cinnamon to really push the egg nog flavor profile. They were fantastic.

  • Peggy
    Dec 19, 2018

    Fabulous recipe. I didn't have dark rum so I used brandy instead...I'm a Wisconsin girl! ALso used plenty of nutmeg to bring out the eggnog flavors. I hope they last until the holidays since I don't have time to make another batch!

  • tastycook50
    Dec 27, 2016

    got a question for you? if you have a package of premixed eggnog powdered stuff can you use it in this recipe instead of all the ingredients and how would you do it? i have some leftover eggnog and want to use it up besides the pouch of eggnog premixed to make some truffles so any advice on how to go about it?

  • Luanne001
    Dec 10, 2015

    Are Melting Chips the same as Baking Cips?

  • wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Nov 19, 2015

    From the taste of these wonderful candies you would never guess they do not have eggnog.

  • sstetzel
    Dec 10, 2014

    The combination of rum, nutmeg and vanilla turn these into a yummy little bite of eggnog heaven.

  • Irisa_Raina9
    Dec 9, 2014

    Not sure why they are called eggnog creams.....there is no eggnog in them!

  • walda151
    Dec 9, 2014

    Where is the eggnog in these?