Hazelnuterella Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Have you always been tempted to buy all the truffles you see through the glass cabinet when you walk past a chocolatier? Well, don't! Because these delightful snacks are quite simple to make at home. You can even make them in all kinds of shapes and experiment with a wide range of flavors. To get you started, why not try this Hazelnuterella chocolate truffles recipe? It tastes just as good as it looks and only requires a few basic ingredients.
- STep-by-step InSTRuctions
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder
- 1/2 cup cacao butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3/4 cup coconut whipped cream
- 1 cup crushed hazelnuts
Prep time: 4 hours 30 mins (includes chilling time)
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 4 hours 50 mins
- Mix the coconut whipped cream and cacao butter in a saucepan and warm gently over medium heat. When the butter has melted and cream reaches simmering point, add cacao powder and stir the mixture. Add flavorings to the truffle mix at this stage. This can include a natural sweetener like honey or date paste, or optional flavors such as coconut rum, wine, or other liquors. Stir the mixture until you get a smooth consistency then remove from heat and chill for at least 4 hours.
- Meanwhile, as the truffle mixture sets, take 1 cup of hazelnuts and crush them into pieces. Use a rolling pin to grind the nuts inside a resealable bag. Put the ground hazelnuts on a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper and set aside.
- When the truffle mix has set, you can begin the process of shaping it. You can dip a melon baller in hot water and scoop up balls of the truffle mixture. Alternatively, coat your hands lightly in flavorless oil, shape the chocolate truffles into balls, and drop them onto wax paper.
- Immediately after shaping your truffles, coat them with the crushed hazelnuts you had prepared earlier. Simply roll the truffles over the ground hazelnuts until they're evenly coated.
- Heat a small portion of the truffle mixture to create molten chocolate that will be used for coating. With a fork, pick up one truffle at a time and hold over the bowl of melted chocolate. Spoon the chocolate over the truffle until well coated before placing it on a separate baking tray.
- Once all truffles have been coated, place them in an airtight container and defrost in the fridge overnight. You can offer these Hazelnuterella chocolate truffles as a gift by wrapping them in individual paper cases or foil and then placing them inside a small box tied with ribbon. The truffles can stay in the fridge for up to 3 days until you're ready to serve them.