The sweet treats of the holidays are over and it’s just about time to welcome in 2015. For those of you feeling a bit gloomy about saying goodbye to your favorite treats of the holiday season, give yourself one last hurrah by baking up a batch of eggnog truffle cups with a recipe from They’re easy to make and create a perfect single-serving addition to your New Year’s Eve celebration (just try to remember to brush your beautiful smile once that sweet treat has disappeared along with 2014).

Eggnog Truffle Cups


  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 6 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • ¼ to ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a microwave, melt semisweet chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Using a narrow pastry brush, brush the inside of 1-in. foil candy liners with 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate. Freeze for 45 minutes or until firm.
  2. Using 1/4 teaspoon chocolate mixture for each cup, brush on another layer of chocolate. Freeze until firm.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring eggnog to a boil over low heat. Remove from the heat; stir in white baking chips until melted. Stir in extract. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until filling begins to set.
  4. Spoon or pipe 1-1/2 teaspoons filling into each cup. Freeze until firm. Carefully remove and discard foil cups. Cover and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Just before serving, sprinkle with nutmeg.Yield: 3 dozen.


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