Christmas truffles

Pop these homemade Christmas truffles in a pretty box if you want to give them as a gift. Kids will love giving them to family and friends

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:5 mins
    Plus 7 hrs chilling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 80
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 4g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.01g

Ingredients

  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 150ml double cream
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • cocoa powder, sprinkles, lustre powder, icing sugar, chopped nuts, for coating
  • flavourless oil(such as sunflower), for shaping

Tip

Roll the truffles with cold hands

It’s less messy if you have cold hands – just rinse them under a cold tap first!

Method

  1. Put the dark and milk chocolate in a bowl, then put the cream and butter in a pan and bring to a simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until it melts. Leave to cool, then chill in the fridge for 7 hrs.

  2. Put the coatings into separate bowls. To shape the truffles, lightly rub your hands with flavourless oil and roll teaspoons of the truffle mix between your palms – this can get messy!

  3. Gently roll the truffles in the bowl until evenly coated, then put in a box and chill. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for three days, or freeze for up to a month. Defrost in the fridge overnight.