26 Feb 2017

Recipe: Easy Coated Chocolate Truffles


Truffles are probably some of the easiest things to make yet they taste so good! I'd like to think that truffles are my speciality, although they are hard to get wrong if I'm being honest! I actually have a tiramisu truffles recipe on my blog from a while back, if you are interested in those too. I also made some Biscoff and chocolate truffles a few months ago and they were literally amazing! Maybe I should just try all the truffles?!


Anyway, these ones are so simple to make but the toppings make them look like you put a lot more effort in and honestly... they actually make them look very pretty! If you want to impress someone by gifting these to them or just fancy an evening treat (like myself) try this recipe out!

The recipe is actually adapted from Tanya Burr's book Tanya Bakes. I changed the recipe slightly to suit what I had in my fridge at home. The measurements make about 15 truffles depending on the size you decide to make them. So without further ado...

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Ingredients:
160ml double cream
100g milk chocolate
100g dark chocolate
1tbsp butter
Various toppings of your choice


Recipe:
Put the cream and butter in a saucepan on low heat until the edges start to bubble up (this should only take about 1-2 minutes). Also, break up the chocolate and pop it into a glass bowl.

 Pour the heated mixture on top of the chocolate and mix it thoroughly until it has all melted together to form a slightly thicker consistency. Then refrigerate this mixture for about 2 hours, you don't need to cover it with clingfilm.

In the meantime you can prepare your toppings because once the mixture is out of the fridge it will need to be ready to roll your truffles into it.


I used 4 different flavours:
Cocoa powder and coffee granules
Desiccated coconut
Pink sugar crystals
Chopped pistachios and almonds

After the two hours is up, take the chocolate mixture out of the fridge. Use a teaspoon to scoop out a blob of the mixture, roll it into a ball (about the size of a 50p coin or smaller is good enough!) between your palms and coat with the toppings of your choice. This process will need to be done fairly quickly as the mixture could start to melt and get sticky which makes it harder to roll into balls.

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And then you have some beautiful coated chocolate truffles! They didn't even require much effort at all, which is perfect if you are impatient like myself.

I have these cute mini silver cases from The Range that fit the truffles in perfectly and make it look more presentable, especially if you are gifting these or presenting them at an occasion. I love the way they kind of look like Ferrero Rochers with the cases. Adds a very professional touch, in my opinion!

Enjoy!


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8 comments

  1. These sound super indulgent! I actually thought they were energy balls at first glance haha. I'm such a health-nut ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

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    1. Hahaha I kinda wish they were too, make me feel a bit better about eating all of them!

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  2. Everything looks yummy! Lovely photos ❀

    Do you wanna follow each other via GFC or Bloglovin? Lemme know ♥
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    1. Thank you :) I'll follow you on bloglovin now x

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  3. Loved this post Fatima! I'm an absolute chocoholic and truffles are my favourite! Great post and awesome photos,
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.com/

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  4. Yum, they look pretty and delicious!

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