christmas-chocolate truffles

Yesterday I put up the recipe for my white chocolate truffles, and you may have realized that it is fairly flexible. This is a deviation, with whole hazelnuts, and without half a cup of dry ingredients stirred through, which makes the chocolate more like a fudge in texture.


  • 250g milk chocolate
  • 60ml cream
  • dash liqueur/flavouring (I used Amaretto)
  • 1/4 cup whole hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate strands for dusting


  1. melt chocolate and cream, then stir in liqueur and hazelnuts
  2. Chill the mix, then take out and put teaspoon-sized lumps on a tray with baking paper and refrigerate for another ½ hour (aiming for 1 hazelnut in the centre of each.
  3. Remove, roll into balls and coat with chocolate strands


  • This recipe also works very well without the nuts.
  • Dark rum, Kahlua or Cointreau also make a great liqueur addition. If you don’t like to add booze, try some vanilla, almond or peppermint flavouring.
  • If you want to make them a bit more grown-up, use dark chocolate instead of milk (not more than about 60-70% or they will be hard), and coat with a rich cocoa powder instead of chocolate strands.


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