Chocolate truffles

By Drum Digital
04 June 2014

They’re irresistible – and among the easiest desserts to enjoy with friends.

Makes 28

Preparation: 15 min

Chilling: 2 hours

300 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

pinch of salt

1 red chilli, finely chopped

180 ml (¾ c) cream

60 ml (¼ c) desiccated coconut

60 ml (¼ c) cocoa powder

100 g unsalted nuts, chopped

  1. Put the chocolate, salt and chilli in a heatproof bowl.
  2. Bring the cream to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat and pour over the chocolate, stirring until it’s melted. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.
  3. Put the coconut in a shallow dish or plate, the cocoa powder in another and the chopped nuts in a third.
  4. Using a spoon, scoop small amounts of chocolate mixture out of the bowl, place in the palm of your hand and quickly roll into a ball.
  5. Toss in coconut, cocoa powder or chopped nuts to coat all over. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  6. Chill in the fridge again until firm, about 1 hour.

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