Delicious Chocolate Truffles

Easy to make, heavenly to eat! Chocolate Truffles

Truffles have an air of debauchery about them - too much, too good - over the lips and straight on the hips. Maybe so, but they are delicious and this recipe is just so easy - it's foolproof.

  • 275g Dark Chocolate - choose one with a high Cocoa percentage; the higher the cocoa the more bitter the chocolate so experiment, I use 72%.
  • 250ml Double Cream
  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Cocoa powder for dusting

Break up the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl with the butter. Heat the cream gently to boiling point and pour over the chocolate pieces and butter. Stir until smooth and then stir a bit more!

Set the mixture aside for a few hours to set; three hours or so should do it.

Now the fun bit; for those who like getting Chocolate all over their hands, use a teaspoon to scoop out the mixture and roll it gently between your hands until it forms a ball. the heat from your hands will melt the outside of the truffle leaving a right mess on your hands. if you're not so keen on the messy hands, use a small melon baller to shape the truffles instead.

Drop the truffles into a bowl with the cocoa powder and roll around until the truffle is covered in the powder. Set aside in the fridge for a few hours.

Before eating, remove the truffles from the fridge and allow to warm a little before eating.

Heavenly... and easy.


White Chocolate Truffles

Easy - use white chocolate instead!

Liquor Truffles

Add some liquor to the cream - I like Baileys Irish Cream

Nut Chocolate Truffles

Add some nuts to the mixture before it sets - try slivers of almonds, crushed pistachios... what takes your fancy. You can even add Peanut Butter.

Nuttela Chocolate Truffles

Add a tablespoon of Nuttela to the mixture - really delicious with a hint of hazlenut!

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