Marbled Easter Egg Truffles

Happy Monday!

…Just kidding, there’s no such thing as a happy Monday, but wishing everyone a “Middling Monday” just didn’t have the same ring to it. At my house we’re still recovering from a crazy weekend  that included my son’s birthday party (yay) and yet another ear infection (boo). I have some fun Easter desserts in the pipeline, but before I get to those, I wanted-needed!-to share these Marbled Easter Egg Truffles with you.

Marbled Easter Egg Truffles |

These truffles were one of a few projects that I recently did for the Better Homes & Gardens website. (I’ll highlight the others soon!)  They asked for “pretty food” recipes and ideas, and I immediately thought of making some beautiful, Easter-themed truffles.

Marbled Easter Egg Truffles |

As a candyholic it’s probably no surprise I’m obsessed with homemade Easter candy. I’ve never been a jelly bean girl, and let’s be real–the vast majority of other “Easter candy” is just regular candy with a bunny slapped on the packaging. What’s so special about that? I much prefer to go the DIY route and make my own Easter goodies.  (I’m not mad about buying Easter candy on clearance after the fact, though.) Here’s another good thing about making your own: since eggs are basically wonky ovals, making egg-shaped candies is truly the easiest thing in the world. The less you worry about perfection, the better they turn out. Round truffles are hard to get right. Egg-shaped ones? Not so much!

Marbled Easter Egg Truffles |

These truffles start with a base of creamy white chocolate ganache–and no, it’s not caramelized this time around. We want a pure white base so that the decorations can pop against a blank canvas! The filling is firm enough to roll and dip easily, but still smooth and supple when you eat it. The real focus of this dessert, though, is the marbling technique. It’s another one of those “seems-more-complicated-than-it-is” maneuvers. It basically involves drizzling colors into a bowl, then dunking the truffles into it–so if you can drizzle and dunk with gleeful abandon, then you’re good. The random nature of the marbling pattern works in your favor, because no two eggs will ever be alike.

Marbled Easter Egg Truffles |

These would make a beautiful addition to an Easter basket, or a nice dessert or hostess gift for Easter dinner! The full recipe, along with tutorial pictures, can be found here on the Better Homes & Gardens website.

32 Responses to Marbled Easter Egg Truffles
  1. LOVE the look of these. Also, the taste. I love white chocolate.

  2. It is a happy Monday for me since I’m on my Spring break hehehe ;–) Though one of these truffles would certainly make it better. They look adorable!

  3. Medeja says:

    You are a genius! These truffles look so fantastic! Just unreal :)

  4. These truffles are gorgeous! So impressed :-)

  5. Liz says:

    These are gorgeous Elizabeth! I love the Spring, pastel colors…..beee-u-ti-ful! :)

  6. Middling Monday – haha, I love it! Can I have a marbled egg Monday, pretty please? My favorite part about this is that you’ve got both pastels and chocolate going on at the same time. Day = made!

  7. These are so beautiful! It must be fun knowing you can make candy WAY better than anything the rest of us are buying at a store. :) Well done as always! I would also like to mention that I always really enjoy your food styling, and these are no exception.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thank you so much, Meggan! That really means a lot…I’m going through a phase where I’m feeling kind of uninspired, so I appreciate the nice words about the styling! Obviously I need to have a truffle and get over myself.

  8. Norma says:

    These are so pretty. I do love to look at your photos. I’d love to make these, but I know they won’t live up to the standard of yours.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thank you Norma! You should definitely give them a try. Since marble is supposed to be irregular anyhow, there’s no pressure for perfection!

  9. Johlene says:

    I love the 1st photo (close up) with basket filled to the brim with these most beautiful Easter egg truffles.. Going to the Better Homes & Gardens website now to see the photo tutorial :-) Happy week and hope the ear infection is sorted..
    ps. Once again happy birthday with your son´s 2nd birthday.. now you´ll see he will grow up very fast so enjoy him as much as you can!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks so much, Johlene! I have glimpse of what you mean, because I can’t believe he’s two already. I feel like I’m going to turn around and he’ll be 4, then 7, then a teenager…ahhhh!

  10. This post just made for a very Happy Monday! These truffles are beyond beautiful – do you mind filling my Easter basket this year? I have a feeling you know exactly what I’d like :). Your creativity blows my mind, lady. Can’t stop staring at these babies!

  11. Cindy says:

    These are so gorgeous! I am obsessed.

  12. These are so cute! I have an insane amount of leftover cake right now, so I’m going to try this technique with cake balls.

  13. Danguole says:

    Oh sister, if this ain’t pretty food I don’t kno what is!

    I feel the same way about Easter candy. People are obsessed with Cadbury creme eggs (which I actively dislike–SO SWEET, blech) and the mini-eggs (which I just don’t get–I mean, it’s nothing special).


    • Elizabeth says:

      You are SO right about the Cadbury eggs! I’m also super disappointed in the chocolate and caramel versions. I mean, I like chocolate, and I like caramel, so you’d think those would be delicious variations, but nooooo. Grumpygrumps for life!

  14. “I’ve never been a jelly bean girl” – *GASP*!!!
    Blasphemy!! Can we even be friends?? How do you feel about wine, pizza, balsamic vinegar, and various hard cheeses? Oh, and bacon. Where does bacon come into play??
    I’m dabbing my brow with a toddler sock right now, trying to recover from the shock.
    Although. . . white chocolate eggs that are candy and not real HARDBOILED eggs? I think our friendship may be able to survive on that thread alone.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Oh no. Is this where our friendship ends? :/ Because this is total honesty: pizza, vinegar, and cheeses are a yes, wine and bacon are a no. (Well, turkey bacon’s okay…but I don’t eat pork. So I guess it’s a maybe?) Look at it this way: if we ever hang out in real life, that means more wine and jelly beans for you!

  15. Iadora says:

    Just discovered some of Ur recipes online and been enjoying them!

    U seem really well versed in the field of candy making and so I’m wondering IF U could help me figure out how to make a particular type of See’s candy which they’ve just discontinued.

    It is: “Summertime
    Creamy soft center of hazelnut paste and milk chocolate covered in white chocolate and rolled in chopped English walnuts.” Which I jst found online @ their website.

    It’s been one of my favorites for several years now but… :(

    R U familiar with it?*

    * Apologies for my abbreviations. Had a stroke n found I needed to make ‘stuff’ simpler. Often was puzzled about why some words jst seemed to have too many ‘extra’ letters! Hence, some of my notes have become ‘puzzles’ for friends!

    Have been really ‘wowed’ by the depth and breadth of Ur knowledge about making candies! Sooo, seemed U’d be the only one I know of, who might be able to help me with this ‘opportunity’!

    Could/Would U?

    Thx in advance.

    Love, Iadora U!!!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Hi Iadora, thanks for the comment! I’m a big See’s fan, but I’m sorry to say I haven’t tried that flavor! It’s pretty tough to recreate candies without having the personal experience of tasting them to know the actual flavor/texture. This one sounds delicious, but I can’t make a copycat recipe without having tasted it myself. I do accept requests for recipes for the Candy website, so I can add it to the list of potential flavors to play around with, but if you’re looking for an exact duplicate I’m afraid I’ll probably disappoint you! Sorry to hear that they discontinued it–that’s a bummer!

  16. Iadora says:

    Jst realized I 4got to leave a contact address so here it is.

    Love, Iadora U!!!

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