These moreish chocolate truffles are extremely easy to make.  Once you have mastered the art of making them,  try your hand at some of the more complicated ones in the link at the end of the recipe, or in our book of the week  – Chocolates and Confections.  Alternatively, contact Wickedfood cooking school to find out about our chocolate cooking class.

300g assorted chocolate bars, including dark chocolate, milk chocolate and raisin and nut chocolate, broken into pieces

30g  unsalted butter

250ml  double cream

pinch salt (and chili, if desired)

100g  chopped mixed nuts, such as pecan nuts, roasted hazelnuts and almonds

  1. Bring a little water to a simmer in a pot that will hold a large bowl over the water without touching the water. Place the chocolate and butter the bowl, then set the bowl over the sim

    mering water. Stir until melted and glossy.Heat the cream in a separate saucepan until almost boiling (but do not allow the cream to reach boiling point).

  2. Pour the hot cream over the melted chocolate and mix together until smooth and well combined. Stir in a pinch of salt (and chili, if desired).
  3. Line a roasting tray with greaseproof paper and pour in the melted chocolate. Set aside to cool, then chill in the fridge until set.
  4. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled and set, mix the chopped nuts together and sprinkle onto a baking tray.
  5. Quickly, so as not to allow chopped two melt,  roll the chilled chocolate mixture into small balls using your hands, then roll each ball in the chopped nuts until completely coated. Place the truffles onto a baking tray or plate and chill until ready to serve.

For more delicious chocolate truffle recipe ideas, click here

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