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Chocolate Walnut Truffles

Delicious & gluten free chocolate & walnut truffles are the perfect treat for the festive season. They make for a great gift too!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 50 lime sized truffles


  • 225 gm bittersweet chocolate
  • 200 gm heavy cream
  • 60 gm walnuts or hazelnuts toasted and chopped and sifted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  • 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.
  • Add the chopped walnuts and allow to cool a bit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Place the truffles in dainty paper liners and enjoy!