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Chocolate, mint & chilli truffles

Chocolate, mint & chilli truffles

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus 2 hrs chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 25 truffles

Make these easy homemade truffles as an edible gift or after dinner treat - balance heat from the chilli with cooling mint extract

Nutrition: per truffle
NutrientUnit
kcal123
fat10g
saturates6g
carbs6g
sugars5g
fibre1g
protein1g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 150ml double cream
  • 100g milk chocolate , chopped
  • 100g dark chocolate , chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 2 red bird's-eye chillies , roughly chopped
  • 50g blanched almonds , finely chopped and toasted

Method

  • STEP 1

    Pour the cream into a pan and heat until just steaming, but not boiling. Put the chopped chocolate and butter in a bowl, pour over the hot cream, and stir until smooth. Add the golden syrup, mint extract and chilli. Chill until firm, about 2 hrs.

  • STEP 2

    Using a melon baller roll into 1 tsp balls. Roll the balls in chopped almonds and set on a tray. Cover and chill until serving.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2014

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