Thursday, December 15, 2011

White Chocolate Truffles – without nuts

Thinking of making gifts from your kitchen around this time of the year? Try these White Chocolate Truffles. They are easy and sinful.
I have found this recipe for these chocolate truffles from NZ House & Garden’s Beautiful Christmas Booklet and of course I have to tweak it a bit to suit Bob as the original recipe calls for ground almonds and nut are a no-no in our household. They are good with coffee after the meal - get them out from the fridge 10-15 minutes before serving. This portion will be enough for about 30 truffles.

250 grams White Chocolate Melts (I use 150 grams melts and 100 grams chopped Whittaker’s white chocolate)
¼ cup cream
¼ cup ground Super Wine Biscuits (or any other sweet plain biscuits) – I use this instead of ground almonds
¼ cup fine or shreded desiccated coconut plus ¼ cup extra for coating
2 tablespoons chopped dried fruits (I use dried Strawberries)

Mix chopped fruit with ground biscuits and the first portion of desiccated coconut in small bowl and set aside.

Warm the cream in the microwave for a few seconds.

Place chocolate melts and chopped white chocolate in a heat proof bowl over  a saucepan of hot water (not boiling – turn the heat down if it starts to boil). Add warm cream and stir until the chocolate just melts. Remove from heat and keep stirring until it has completely melted and add ground biscuit/coconut/fruit mixture. Cool and rest in the fridge for half an hour to 45 minutes or until it is firm and easy to handle. Scoop up with a teaspoon and roll into small balls and roll them in the second portion of desiccated coconut until they are completely coated. Refrigerate.
Present them in a pretty container or line your gift box with baking paper before placing your wicked treasure in them. Tie the container with beautiful ribbon and fish for compliments from the recipient later on.


  1. Sounds delicious. Would that work with dark chocolate, which is my favorite?

  2. I don't think dark chocolate goes well with coconut somehow but you can use dark chocolate and add dark rum, omit coconut and use raisins instead of strawberries to make rum raisin dark chocolate truffles - they are very wicked. I'll post the recipe for that later on.