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Heavenly hazelnut chocolate truffles recipe

Hazelnut chocolate truffles recipe that is easy to follow and quick to create. Leaving you plenty of time to put your feet up and relax.

hazelnut chocolate truffles
A seductive and rewarding outcome awaits those who take on this hazelnut chocolate truffle recipe

Hazelnut chocolate truffles, anyone? There are few things more satisfying than making your own sweet treats and in this fool-proof recipe, we’ll explain how it’s done.

Ingredients

  • 250g of the best quality plain chocolate you can find
  • 175ml of double cream
  • 100g of finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • Cocoa powder

hazelnut chocolate truffles

Start off by breaking the chocolate into centimetre sized pieces, then place in the largest bowl you have.  

Place the cream in a saucepan and bring it just up to boiling point, then pour over the chocolate pieces.  Stir (or temper) until you have a dark brown velvety mixture, worthy of diving right into. Leave it to cool until it has ‘set’ which should take between 1 and 2 hours.

While you are waiting for the mix to cool down, line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper or cling film to prevent the truffles sticking.  Spread the chopped hazelnuts onto a plate, so you are ready for the next stage.

Once the mixture has set you are ready to make the truffles.  Dust your hand with cocoa powder.  Take a teaspoon of the mixture then roll it into a ball between the palms of your hands, then in the hazelnuts.  Place on the tray and continue until the mixture is finished.  They will keep for 5-7 days in a covered container in the fridge.

If you liked this recipe for hazelnut chocolate truffles, you’ll find more recipes for delicious homemade sweets on our food and drink channel.

Last modified: August 26, 2021

Written by 7:00 am Food & Drink

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