Chocolate Walnut Truffles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
 

Delicious & gluten free chocolate & walnut truffles are the perfect treat for the festive season. They make for a great gift too!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 50 lime sized truffles
Ingredients
  • 225 gm bittersweet chocolate
  • 200 gm heavy cream
  • 60 gm walnuts or hazelnuts toasted and chopped and sifted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Chop the bittersweet chocolate and place it in a bowl. In a saucepan, bring the cream to boil on a slow heat. Pour it over the chocolate and allow to stand for a couple of minutes then stir gently to incorporate the hot cream so that all the chocolate has melted.
  2. Add the chopped walnuts and allow to cool a bit.
  3. Line a shallow tray or baking tin with parchment paper/foil and pour the prepared chocolate mixture on it and spread to achieve a uniform surface. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours if the weather outside is pleasant. The chocolate needs to be firm enough to be handled without melting.
  4. Draw lines on the surface to form squares - this will enable you to make equal sized truffles. Scoop out each square and roll into a ball. Proceed to use up all the chocolate squares.
  5. Refrigerate for another hour or so before rolling them into the cocoa powder. Ideally do this a little before you are ready to serve them
  6. Place the truffles in dainty paper liners and enjoy!