Last Friday we had our annual bake off at work to help raise money for Children in Need. Instead of going down the traditional cake route, I thought I’d try making something I’ve never attempted before – chocolate truffles. After receiving a large jar of personalised Nutella for my birthday, I decided to make use of it and make some scrummy truffles with an added kick.
I received some really good feedback from my colleagues on these Nutella truffles so I thought I would share the recipe with you all. They’re super easy to make, require little prep work and are the perfect size to give you your sugar fix without making you feel too guilty!
– 150g chocolate of your choice (I used Galaxy and Milky bar)
– 3 tbsp of single cream
– 2 tablespoons of Nutella
– 25g of caster sugar
– 5 tablespoons of water
– Chocolate Swirls for decoration
Top Tip: Try combining milk chocolate and white chocolate to create a cool swirl effect.
1. Place your chocolate chunks together in a pan with your cream. Turn on your hob to a low-medium heat. Stir the mixture until fully combined.
2. Add your Nutella and keep stirring until you have a smooth consistency and take it off the hob to cool slightly.
3. In a separate pan, add your caster sugar and water and put on a medium heat. Stir swiftly until you have a smooth mixture.
4. Slowly pour the sugar/water mixture in with your chocolate and mix together until smooth and creamy. This will assist the setting process.
5. Use a tea spoon to scoop the mixture into mini cupcake cases – these are the perfect size for a little treat.
6. Decorate with chocolate swirls, a sprinkle of icing sugar and another topping of your choice.
7. Place your truffles in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours. I would suggest removing the truffles from the fridge about 30 minutes before serving.