Perfect  after dinner with coffee  or as a gift for someone special, these handcrafted truffles are the epitome of chocolate indulgence.

You will need:

  • 400 grams of quality dark chocolate
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 x 400gm tin of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 x 200gm packet of crushed nuts
  • 125 grams roasted hazelnuts for centre (optional)*
  • 300 grams extra chocolate to coat (milk or dark, depending on preference)
  1. Melt chocolate by preferred method (over steam or in the microwave)
  2. Add butter and condensed milk, mix.add-condensed-milk
  3. Allow to chill until a manageable consistency.
  4. Form into balls (a 1/2 tbls measure is a perfect size) and press nut into centre.
  5. Roll in crushed nuts. roll-in-crushed-nuts
  6. Dip in melted chocolate, place on trays lined with baking paper.**                         two-spoons-to-coat-with-chocolate
  7. Place in the refrigerator to cool.

*To roast hazelnuts, place on a tray in medium oven (180) for about 10-15mins, shaking occasionally. Roll in clean cloth to remove skins.

** If working in warm conditions, place trays in freezer before starting work

The recipe was created by my sister, a worthy gastronome, and will make approximately 70 truffles.