Monday, 26 November 2012
Homemade Nutella Truffles
Who doesn't love the gooey, chocolatey goodness that is Nutella? These Nutella Truffles are far too easy to make and I'm afraid that I may have become addicted - I have made them twice over the weekend already! This is a recipe that I found on Pinterest - the original can be found on The Art of Two Tarts' website - but I made one or two very slight changes...
To make Nutella Truffles, you will need:
Nutella, wafers and chocolate - that's it! You can add a couple of chopped hazelnuts later on too if you wish.
Start by smashing up the wafers; I covered a plate in clingfilm and gave them a good bashing (surprisingly fun). You should be left with very small pieces, but try to avoid turning the wafers into powder.
Next, add 5tbsp of Nutella to the crumbs and mix well. Put the mixture into the freezer for about 30 minutes (about long enough for this smaller portion, compared to the original recipe) until it is hard.
Quickly separate the mixture into small balls. If you do not have a mini ice-cream scoop (like me), dip two table spoons in boiling water and use those to scoop up the mixture. Place them on a plate covered with baking paper so they do not stick.
Put them back into the freezer to set a little longer, then after about 10 minutes, roll each one in the remaining wafer crumbs. I also added a couple of chopped hazelnuts for extra crunchiness. I also found this was the ideal time to shape them into balls ready for the next stage.
Return them to the freezer for another 10 minutes or so, then comes the messy part - dip them into melted chocolate!
I used half of the Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate bar (above) as the pieces of biscuit again added a little bit more texture. I also found that using the two tablespoons to coat the balls was much easier than using a knife or fork to dip them in.
Place the truffles in the fridge one last time to set... and there you have it!