Christmas Truffles

Method

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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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!

  • STEP 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.

Credit: Lulu Grimes

Ingredients

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Cook time: 5 Minutes (+ 7 Hours Chilling)

Serves: 35

  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped

  • 150g milk chocolate, chopped

  • 150ml double cream

  • 50g unsalted butter

  • Cocoa powder

  • Sprinkles

  • Lustre powder

  • Icing sugar

  • Chopped nuts

  • flavourless oil (such as sunflower), for shaping