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Christmas truffles

Christmas truffles

This delicious chocolate truffle recipe is so easy to follow and with the added twist of a sugar and spice coating make them perfect for Christmas! Chocolate goes well with anything, so feast your eyes on some more chocolate recipes for any occasion.

Make a batch of them and give them as gifts in pretty packaging or add a drop of rum or brandy to the ganache and serve them as an after dinner treat at Christmas parties. Find out how to make them below...

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  • 300ml double cream
  • 300g chocolate, chopped small
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cocoa powder

To decorate with sugar and spice

  • 150g unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground ginger


  1. Pour the cream into a medium-sized pan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan of water. Do not let it boil and burn the chocolate.
  3. When the chocolate is melted and the cream simmering remove from the heat and combine with the salt. Add the chocolate a third at a time.
  4. Put the mixture in the fridge for around 5 hours or long enough to allow it to set.
  5. Use a small melon baller to scoop out your truffles.
  6. Powder your fingers with cocoa powder while you handle the balls so that you dont stick to the ganache.
  7. For the sugar and spice dusting, mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  8. Take the balls one by one and roll into the sugar and spice mix.
  9. Set to one side and place in packaging of your choice!
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