Chocolate, mint & chilli truffles

Make these easy homemade truffles as an edible gift or after dinner treat – balance heat from the chilli with cooling mint extract

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
    plus 2 hrs chilling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 123
  • fat 10g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 150ml double cream
  • 100g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 2 red bird's-eye chillies, roughly chopped
  • 50g blanched almonds, finely chopped and toasted


  1. Pour the cream into a pan and heat until just steaming, but not boiling. Put the chopped chocolate and butter in a bowl, pour over the hot cream, and stir until smooth. Add the golden syrup, mint extract and chilli. Chill until firm, about 2 hrs.

  2. Using a melon baller roll into 1 tsp balls. Roll the balls in chopped almonds and set on a tray. Cover and chill until serving.

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