Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Treats | Truffles.

Making Truffles at Christmas time is a bit of a tradition in our household, for as long as I can remember I've 'helped' my Grannie make them, help when I was about 8 meant getting very messy & attempt to steal bits to eat when she wasn't looking…to be fair I still get very messy.

Obviously as I've got older my role has grown over the years and this year was the first year I've been entrusted to make them solo -- I guess thats what comes with being a proper grown up. I always really enjoy making these, they are super easy to make and are a really nice treat (not just for christmas may I add). So I thought I would share how to make them with you.

The recipe we use is an old recipe given to my Grannie when she was younger, so its been around for a fair while. 


4 oz Cooking Chocolate
1 Dessert Spoon Rum OR Instant coffee powder
2 Egg Yolks
6 oz Icing Sugar
2 oz Butter

This recipe makes around 12 truffle balls, when we made them we actually doubled the quantity so there is more in the pictures than there would be if you actually followed this recipe.

So what we do is melt the chocolate (you can do this numerous ways -- We did it in the microwave), add in the butter to the melted chocolate and stir it in. The heat of the chocolate melts the butter making it much easier to stir in. Then add in the egg yolks and the rum or coffee powder if you want a kick without the alcohol, stir it all together. After that gradually sieve in the icing sugar, a spoonful at a time, don't add too much in at once otherwise the mixture will become very stiff. Once its all stirred together the consistency of the mixture should become a lot thicker. At this time put the mixture in the fridge and leave it for one hour.

After the hour is up, get the bowl out of the fridge and check the mixture is nice and hard. This is where the fun bit begins, making the truffles themselves, line up mini cases or whatever you want to put them in and then begin getting out bits of mixture and rolling it into little balls. You can then dip the little balls in the topping of your choice, we used normal hot chocolate powder, but in the past have used chocolate sprinkles, coconut etc. the choice is up to you. Once you've covered the individual balls equally pop them in their cases and leave them to set in a cool place. 

(if when rolling the truffles out you find the mixture goes a bit to soft or gloopy, pop it back into the fridge for about five minutes and it should be fine to carry on). 

See what I mean, super simple right? These are great little treats to make to share with the family, we always enjoy eating ours on Christmas Day with a cup of tea. If you popped them in cute little packaging I reckon they could make a cute handmade christmas present. Who doesn't love chocolate after all?!

Have you ever made Truffles before? How did they turn out?
Whats your favourite thing to cook/bake at Christmas?

Speak Soon
Charlotte xx


  1. These look gorgeous, I'll have to try them some time soon! xxx

  2. Great idea for a last min Christmas pressie x

  3. These look so good and perfect for christmas!

  4. These look delicious, and are a great idea to put into a hamper for someone's christmas present! :)


  5. i've never made truffles before but i think i may have to give them a try! i usually make chocolate covered cookie doughballs to wrap in little packages and give to friends - they're nice and quick and easy! found your blog via #lbloggers chat and followed you on bloglovin!
    lily x

  6. I've never had truffles either but those looks so good! I wish I could bake like that ;)



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