Chocolate biscuit truffles

Chocolate biscuit truffles

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 3 mins Plus cooling


Makes about 30
Treat yourself with these creamy truffles, so good you won't want to share!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per truffle

  • kcal118
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.04g


  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 150g white chocolate, broken into cubes
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    White chocolate

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  • 150g dark chocolate, broken into cubes
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  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 4 shortbreads fingers, or biscuits, crumbled roughly
  • 85g dried fruit (chopped apricots and cranberries are good)
  • zest 1 orange



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  • icing sugar, for rolling
  • cocoa powder, for rolling


  1. Put the cream in a small pan, then bring just to the boil. Put chocolates in separate bowls, then divide the butter between each. Tip half of the cream over each bowl of chocolate. Leave for about 1 min then stir until melted and smooth. Allow to cool.

  2. Divide the shortbread, fruit and orange zest between the bowls, stir, then chill for at least 4 hrs until firm.

  3. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the mixtures and form into small truffles. Sift the icing sugar onto a plate and roll the white chocolate truffles in it. Do the same with the cocoa and the dark chocolate truffles, then chill until needed. Can be made up to a day ahead.

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27th Oct, 2017
Needed 20 seconds in microwave to complete the melting, but otherwise easy recipe and lovely result.
22nd Nov, 2012
made these at school, going to try them at home! i love truffles :)
11th Jan, 2015
Inadvertently used half the amount of chocolate (dark only as I couldn’t find any white), am guessing they came out a bit softer as a consequence, but not half bad. Dusted them in half and half cocoa and icing sugar as I'€™d used quite bitter/strong chocolate.
21st Jul, 2011
Delicious! I made these with my 10 year old for some friends for after dinner and they received lots of compliments. My friends husband loved them so much she asked for the recipe. They were both happy because she likes white chocolate and he likes dark! They looked really impressive in their little paper cases, didn't look homemade at all, I couldnt believe I'd made them. I don't think they need the fruit or zest, I made them with lemon shortbread and they tasted amazing. I did microwave the melting mixture for 20 to 30 seconds to just smooth out the last of the chocolate and mine only took 2 hours to set. Will make these again and again.
3rd Dec, 2010
I made these for my sons nursery teachers when he left. I think went down very well. We did manage to taste a few and we all liked them. Ideal for Christmas presents too!
16th Nov, 2010
Has anyone tried freezing these truffles? Are they suitable for freezing?
18th Apr, 2010
Made these as a birthday present for my sister, which she loved. I didn't use the dried fruits or orange, but instead added a splash of Baileys to the cream. It tasted gorgeous with both the white and dark chocolate :)
7th Sep, 2009
Great recipe which impressed my friends when they came for dinner! Will definitely make them again.
12th Dec, 2008
These are wonderfully easy and look very impressive, I made them for a group of very discerning ladies and they were highly praised.
8th Nov, 2007
Good recipe! Made them for Easter and they were a hit!
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