December 14, 2015 Emma 0 Comments

The Best Chocolate Truffles

I love to give edible gifts as presents and with only 10 days till Christmas (seriously! 10 days. Where has the time gone?) these chocolate truffles are a fantastic quick and easy homemade gift you can make in a couple of hours for your family and friends.

Ingredients for The Best Chocolate Truffles:

250g roughly chopped dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
125ml double cream
Cocoa powder
25g unsalted butter

1. Add the cream and butter to a saucepan and simmer gently for a couple of minutes.

2. Take a heatproof bowl and add the roughly chopped chocolate. Add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder and pour the heated cream and butter mixture into the bowl.

3. Using a wooden spoon or plastic spatula stir until the mixture is smooth and fully combined. The heat from the cream will melt the chocolate and form a smooth ganache.

4. Chill the mixture for 2 hours in the fridge.

5. Shape the mixture into smooth balls and roll in cocoa powder.

6. Dust off any excess cocoa and enjoy.

The Best Chocolate Truffles

I think a beautifully wrapped box of these rich and decadent chocolate truffles is bound to put a smile on anyone's face.