Chocolate Christmas Truffles
"So cute with their white chocolate tops"
Christmas Truffles are just another variation of my chocolate truffles recipe. They look like little plum puddings and make the perfect chocolate christmas treat or gift.
You can decorate the tops of these any way you like. You can even match your christmas colour scheme and make them part of your table decoration.
Keep heading down this page for more decorating ideas.
I think they make a lovely gift, packaged nicely I always find friends like it if their gift is handmade especially at Christmas.
If you really want to go overboard the chocolate truffles can also be dipped in dark chocolate and left to set before you put their little tops on.
Please read through the chocolate christmas truffles recipe first before starting.
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Chocolate Christmas Truffles Recipe
Makes 24 generous sized chocolate Truffles.
45g unsalted butter, chopped coarsely
250g good quality dark chocolate, chopped coarsely
1/3 cup (80ml) thickened cream
1 teaspoon glucose
1/2 cup finely chopped roasted almonds or hazelnuts
1/2 cup finely chopped red glace cherries
1/2 cup finely chopped sultanas
100g finely chopped dark chocolate
1 tablespoon brandy or rum (optional)
150g white chocolate
sprinkles and decorations to top the truffles, see photographs for ideas
- Place the butter and chocolate in a medium sized microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave on medium power for 1min. Stir then continue to microwave on medium power at 30sec intervals. Continue until chocolate has just melted. This should not take any more than 2mins.
- Add the cream and the glucose. Mix through until combined and smooth.
- Stir through the almonds, cherries, sultanas, dark chocolate and brandy.
- Cover and chill until thick enough to roll.
- Shape a heaped teaspoonful of the truffle mix into a ball. Smooth by rolling between the palm of your hands. This needs to be done quickly otherwise the heat of your hands will melt the truffles.
- Place the truffles in paper cases. If you want the little puddings to be their own little plates make sure you read step 11.
- Melt the white chocolate. Either use a small spoon or pipe the chocolate on the tops so that it comes down the sides like custard.
- Decorate the tops before the chocolate sets.
- If you want your little chocolate puddings to be sitting on their own plate, use a small spoon or piping bag to make a small circle/disc of melted white chocolate on non-stick baking paper. Carefully sit the truffle ontop. You can do this before or after topping them.
- Store covered in the refrigerator.
If you need help or information on how to melt chocolate you can find the answers here.
To enjoy the full flavour of your christmas truffles. remove from the refrigerator 30mins before eating. If you are giving these as a gift try keeping them as cool as possible.
I really do hope you have enjoyed making these cute chocolate christmas pudding truffles. Remember to make a gift tag letting your friends know you made them yourself! Wishing you all a little bit of Christmas Magic!
More Chocolate Truffles Recipes
Do you need more ideas for chocolate christmas truffles? Then see my truffles flavours page.
There are all sorts of truffle ideas, how to make them and of course photographs to inspire you.
You will find a flavour variation to suit everyone and a link to my original truffle recipe.
More Christmas Chocolate Recipes
Looking for more chocolate christmas treats?
Christmas Chocolate is where I have pulled together my chocolate christmas recipes for this season.
These chocolate trees not only look great but you get to eat them as well!