Friday, 20 September 2013

Easy Chocolate Truffles

This is a super easy recipe on how to made simple chocolate truffles. I decided to cave in and make them because my fiance had requested it. He took one bite and said they tasted perfect, so I guess they were a success. They are also gluten and wheat free, how about that! I used three different coatings. You can use what I used or choose your own. Have fun with it!

*Makes: 2 dozen truffles

  • 2 1/4 cups (285ml) double or heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) chocolate chips or chunks
  • 6 tbsp of cocoa
  • 6 tbsp of butterscotch, chopped
  • 6 tbsp of gluten free pretzels, chopped


Step 1: Place grease proof paper on a tray (or two) so that it is ready when you are done making your truffles. Put the cream in a pan over a medium heat and let it heat up. You don't want it boiling, just hot.

Step 2 As soon as tiny bubbles start to appear pour the cream over the chocolate pieces (I put mine up in food processor to make them smaller) , whisking as you go, so the chocolate melts nice and slowly. If the mixture splits slightly, don't worry, you can bring it right by adding a splash of boiling water. 

Step 3: Place your bowl of chocolate in the fridge for about 2 hours to set. 

Step 4: After 1 couple of hours, take your bowl out and make sure the chocolate is hard and has set. Put your pretzels in the food processor to grind them into smaller finer pieces. Do the same with the butterscotch. Get some small bowls to put the pretzels, butterscotch, and cocoa powder in. 

Step 5: Use a teaspoon to grab a chunk of the chocolate and roll it around in your hands to form a ball (it gets pretty messy so I used latex gloves). 

Step 6: Roll the balls in each of your coatings. 

Step 7: Put them back on your grease proof paper and put them back in the refrigerator to cool or save. Enjoy whenever you please! (Tip: these are also great for gifts during the holiday)

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