These really are little chocolate balls of heaven! Perfect for dinner parties, gifts, or for me, just an everyday snack. They’re really easy to make and oh so delicious, so I thought I’d share the recipe for these yummy little bites
You will need (Makes 40-50 small truffles)
-400g dark chocolate (Not Lindt! I used 72% Waitrose dark chocolate)
-100g unrefined golden caster sugar
-Toppings/coating (I used cocoa powder and icing sugar)
-Metal or glass mixing bowl
1, Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a medium size bowl.
2, In a saucepan, bring the water and sugar to the simmer then pour it over the chocolate, use a whisk to mix well until its nice and glossy. Separate into 3 or 4 bowls then refrigerate for at least an hour until set.
3, Cut the ganache into small pieces or however big/small you’d like your truffles. Then roll them into little balls like play-dough. You may want to use plastic gloves so your hands don’t get messy, but I’m a rebel and didn’t use gloves (wash your hands before!!!). Just keep washing your hands after about every 8-10 with cold water so they don’t melt as fast!
4, Roll the little truffle ball into whatever coating you’d like. I just used cocoa powder and icing sugar but the topping list is endless! Coconut, chopped nuts, coffee, popping candy, chilli flakes if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, or put them back in the fridge for a bit then dip them in melted chocolate and refrigerate again, anything you like!
5, Let your truffles set and they’re good to go! They’d be perfect for an after dinner treat and as they’re quite rich, just one is perfect. Although they’re incredibly moreish! Or get mini muffin cases and pop them in a box and give them as a gift or just leave them on the table and grab one whenever you’re feeling chocolatey peckish!
They’re so soft and delicious inside, they literally just melt in your mouth! I’ll definitely be making these again and trying out different toppings. These will last for about 7 days but come on, I’m sure they’ll be gone after an hour or 2!
I saw this recipe on This Morning when they were making Valentines goodies, so you can find all details of that here.