Festive chocolate truffles
These are super quick, and only need a few ingredients. Perfect as a festive gift!
Thank you to Bake Off’s Lizzie Acker for providing this delicious easy chocolate truffle recipe. We recommend storing these in a glass jar with baking parchment between layers, or place in a festive box for a lovely homemade gift.
Lizzie notes this is a recipe that’ll get your hands a bit sticky, so a great one for involving the kids (minus the optional alcohol!)
These will make around 12 chocolate truffles (depending on how big or small you like them)
- 200g double cream
- 200g dark chocolate
- 20g Amaretto, Baileys or whiskey or leave the alcohol out and add a dash of almond extract
- 30g salted butter
- Small bag of almonds (to roll, or use desiccated coconut or sprinkles)
- Gently heat the cream in the microwave being careful it doesn’t bubble over (45-60 seconds).
- Add the chopped chocolate and stir into the cream until melted.
- Add the butter and chosen alcohol or almond extract into the chocolate mixture and stir until mixed in.
- To chill faster, pour into a baking dish and put in the fridge for two hours until set.
- Place almonds on a baking tray and cover with a splash of oil and pinch of salt and roast until golden at 160C for about 10 mins .
- Let the nuts cool then chop them into small pieces.
- Once your chocolate is set, scoop a bit of mixture out, roll into a ball between your hand, then roll in the nuts, coconut or sprinkles.
- Place in the fridge to set again and then give out to your neighbours as a gift or serve at a festive Big Lunch!
Serve this at a Big Lunch at Christmas
This is the perfect recipe to bring along to your Big Lunch and share with your friends, family, colleagues or community. We’ve got everything you need to host a Big Lunch at Christmas, including invitations, ice-breakers and more!