• Serves: 20 truffles
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 3 hours chilling
  • Cooking Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: easy

Receiving a gift is one of life’’s great pleasures. It becomes extra special when you get something that’’s been handmade; a present that someone has taken the time to make just for you.

When Mother’’s Day is just around the corner, thoughts of the perfect gift are likely to be at the front of your mind, which is why you should stop trawling the internet for something to give mum, and instead, make these delicious chocolate and hazelnut truffles. She’’ll definitely thank you for it.

Firstly, these are delicious, …seriously delicious. Secondly, they are really easy to make and thirdly, they box up beautifully (how about packing them up in our DIY gold leaf gift boxes?), and you can take all the credit for them. So call off the search and get your apron on, this is the only chocolaty gift you’’ll need this Mother’s Day.

 

here's what you'll need...

  • 140 g dark chocolate
  • 140 ml double cream
  • 25 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • 50 g chopped hazelnuts

Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffles ingredients

 

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here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Break up the chocolate and place in a large bowl. Set to one side.

    Pour the cream into a saucepan with the butter and melt over a low heat. As soon as the mixture starts to bubble, remove it from the heat and pour over the chocolate, along with the Nutella.

    Choc and hazelnut truffles instruction shot 1

  • 2

    Stir the chocolate, cream and butter mixture continuously until the chocolate has melted and the mixture has completely combined. Now, chill the mixture in the fridge for 3 hours.

    Choc and hazelnut truffles instruction shot 2

  • 3

    Line a dish with greaseproof paper. Use a teaspoon to spoon out the truffle mixture, and then roll into balls using your hands. Once you have the desired shape, roll the truffles in the chopped hazelnuts and place on the greaseproof paper.

    Choc and hazelnut truffles instruction shot 3

  • 4

    Keep the truffles in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

    Choc and hazelnut blog image 1

    The hardest part of this process is resisting eating them all before Mother’’s Day. All the very best of luck with that!

 

By Chiara Pannozzo on 21.03.14

Guest Contributor

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