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Friday, September 14, 2012

Nutella Truffles


As a kid I was a Nutella addict, it was my choice of spread for toast or sandwiches, I’d have it on a spoon straight out of the jar. As an adult… Well I still love it and have been wanting to incorporate it into something for the blog for a wee while now. I had a potluck dinner to go to over the weekend so whipped these up to take along as my contribution to dessert, sophisticated enough for adults but a taste that can be enjoyed by everyone!

200 grams milk chocolate melts
200 grams Nutella
4 tablespoons cream
100 grams of oven roasted hazelnuts, crushed (skins removed)
6 round wine or other plain biscuits, crushed

Create a double boiler by placing a bowl over a pot of simmering water, ensuring that the bubbling water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.
In your bowl place your milk chocolate and cream, stirring occasionally until it is combined.
Add the Nutella to your chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
Once combined, remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly before putting it in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set (this could be done a day ahead).
While waiting for your chocolate to set you can make the coating for your truffles by placing the biscuits in a food processor and whizzing until they are rough crumbs. Place your hazelnuts in as well and whizz until they are finely chopped.
Spread the coating onto a large plate.
Remove your chocolate mix from the fridge and use a teaspoon to scoop out the mixture, roll in your hands to create balls and then roll in the hazelnut/biscuit mix to coat the outside.
Return to the fridge in an airtight container for at least 30 minutes before serving. These could be stored in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a week but I really don’t see them lasting that long in anyone’s household!


1 comment:

  1. Yum I'm definitely going to give them a try. My best friend is addicted to Nutella.