We’re off to a Christmas party this afternoon. It will have curry (not turkey mind) and wine and a tree and tinsel. I have been led to believe there might even be Christmas songs. If there aren’t I am fully prepared to provide that entertainment myself. I love a song and I love singing. If ever you are at a wedding and there’s someone singing very loudly and with great aplomb, turn around and it could well be me.
This recipe is easy, seriously easy and very satisfying. Toddlers especially enjoy helping make these truffles though not many chocolate stars ended up on the truffles Charlie and I made, as you may note from the photograph.
Makes: about 20 though depends on the size of your truffles.
- 200g dark chocolate, broken into squares
- 200mls double cream
- 80g mincemeat
- something to roll your truffles in, sprinkles, stars, glitter…
Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat gently on a low heat, stirring all the time. Stop when all the chocolate has dissolved and all you have is molten chocolatey cream with bits of mincemeat causing a few lumps and bumps. Place the saucepan into the fridge on a doubled up tea towel to protect your shelves. Leave for a few hours or overnight until the truffle mixture is hard.
Once hard, place your sprinkley things in a bowl and then take a teaspoon and scoop out a blob of truffle mixture. Roll between your palms into a ball and then roll in the sprinkles. Place on a plate and repeat until all the truffle mixture has gone. Then refrigerate until ready to give as gifts or simply pop one in your mouth every time you open the fridge as a Christmas gift to yourself.
Inspired by Christmas pudding truffles made by @Maurice_Flynn at BBC Radio Leicester. Clever man that Maurice.
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I love the sound of these! Going to give them a try, but I was wondering, how long will they keep? Thanks x
As long as the cream does that you’re using. I would say max of 3 days from making to be safe though. x
Thank you x
Yummy! Have a very merry Christmas and a blessed and peaceful 2012! Cx
You too! x
Hi Holly, loved watching you on GBBO… where do you buy these Christmassy stars from? Harriet
The silver and gold ones are from Lakeland and the white choc ones from Sainsbos. x
Would Elmlea work instead of cream? Thanks!
Not sure to be honest. Sorry not to be of more help. x
Did it work with elmlea?
Oh I think even I could give this a go! they look delicious, and im loving the little stars on the truffles!!!! :) Thanks for this!!!!
Pleased you like them! xx
The mincemeat truffles are such a clever idea! So simple!
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