Root Beer Float Truffles: Summer Inspired Treats

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets

Missing the best summer had to offer? Enjoy these summer inspired Root Beer Float Truffles!

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I am one of those people who just loves summer! I get excited as we count down the last days of the school year. I love the heat. I love sleeping in. I love staying in my pajamas on a rainy day!

I love the break from homework. I love going to the zoo with my kids.

I love watching my kids play summer sports.

I love going camping, hiking and of course, vacations.

Right now, I am missing those summer days desperately. We’re knee deep in homework, early mornings, and cold nights at fall sports. I decided to grab hold of one of my most favorite things about summer – root beer floats!

Root Beer Float Truffles Picture

Root beer floats seem to be such a personal thing. I prefer my root beer float to have the glass PACKED full of ice cream. Then I pour on my root beer, and eat the ice cream, saving all the root beer to be slurped in the end. My husband on the other hand tends to drink his root beer, scoop in maybe one scoop of ice cream, then drink more root beer.

However, when it comes to these root beer float truffles, we can agree on one thing. They are delicious. Just pop them in your mouth and enjoy! Not only is there root beer flavor on the inside, but the drizzle is made with more root beer flavoring! YUM.

If you love these truffles, be sure to check out some of my cookie inspired truffles: Cookie Dough Truffle Recipe, Monster Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe and these Peanut Butter cookie dough truffles too.

    60 Servings

Ingredients

truffle:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff, (1 jar)
  • 24 ounces white chocolate chips, (2 packages)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons root beer concentrate
garnish:
  • 16 ounces vanilla candy coating, (like candiquik)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon root beer concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat sugar, butter, and cream until combined. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Stir continuously for 3 minutes, while boiling. Remove from heat and add in root beer flavoring.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add white chocolate morsels and marshmallow cream. Pour hot root beer mixture over this and beat with an electric mixer until smooth, about a minute or two.
  3. Put this mixture in the refrigerator for about two hours. When it has firmed up some, use a 1Tbsp scoop and scoop truffles onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat until all truffles are formed. Freeze truffles for about one hour.
  4. Melt vanilla candy coating according to package directions. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle in vanilla and place back on parchment paper. Repeat until all truffles are dipped.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, root beer flavoring and milk. Spoon into a small Ziploc bag and cut off the corner. Drizzle over truffles. Keep truffles in refrigerator, best served cold! Truffles will stay fresh for up to two weeks in an airtight container in refrigerator.
 

Notes

  • Some brands of Root Beer flavoring are CLEAR, which will not produce the color contrast for this recipe. McCormick’s is the brand I used.

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Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.

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I made these to put into a gift basket for my brother & father in law. They're big root beer fans. I never have been. But these were really, really good! I tasted the ganache before putting in the root beer flavor and it was just like ice cream base! They were soft & silky and even I was a fan. Thank you for a fantastic recipe! I hope they will be requesting them for holidays to come =)

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The rootbeer float truffles look delicious!!!! Where could I find the rootbeer concentrate? thanks

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How interesting! I love rootbeer floats. Going to have to try something like this.

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I love Root Beer!!! It has so many "memories and traditions" attached to it. We don't have it around the house much but homemade Root Beer is an absolute must on Thanksgiving Day, it is the first thing done that morning, getting the cooler out and everything ready to get brewing......and homemade Root Beer slush, you know the stuff that is forming in the cooler because of the dry ice........hmmm words cannot describe!!!!!
I love the Holidays and I love Root Beer!!! Very excited to try these. Thanks for the recipe.

Aimee-shugarman
shugarysweets.com @ Cory

Awww, what sweet traditions Cory!! LOVE the root beer slush idea.

Amber
bluebonnetsandbrownies.com

Root beer floats are one of the best things about life. I love that you made a truffle version, Aimee!

Aimee-shugarman
shugarysweets.com @ Amber Bracegirdle

Thanks Amber!! I LOVE root beer. And truffles. So it just totally made sense :)

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