These are delicious and very easy to prepare. They are fun to make with children (big and little!) and are really nice as homemade Christmas presents too. Just try not to eat them all at once!
- 225g dark or milk chocolate (not white- it reacts differently to being heated)
- 225ml double cream
- 30g butter
- Melt the chocolate and butter over a pan of simmering water (don’t let the water touch the chocolate).
- Slowly add the cream to the melted chocolate, stirring continually so it combines, add any other ingredients you might like now. Take off the heat.
- Line a container (a plastic tub works well) with cling film and pour in your melted chocolate mixture. Place in fridge for a couple of hours or until set.
- Prepare any ingredients that you are going to decorate your truffles with.
- Remove the mixture from the fridge. Using your hands roll the mixture into little balls (if you are going to roll in nuts then remember to keep the nuts small).
- Roll the truffle balls in whichever coatings you have chosen. Re-chill until ready for serving.
You can add pretty much anything to your truffle mixture, so have fun experimenting with different tastes. Below are some ideas of what you can add to the truffle mixture and what you can decorate them with:
- Cocoa powder
- Alcohol-such as brandy or rum (or essence if you do not drink alcohol but like the taste)
- Chopped nuts
- Coconut flakes
- Orange zest