You can’t beat a chocolate truffle at Christmas time, especially ones spiked with Baileys and drizzled with white chocolate. You will easily win over my ice cold heart with that combination. I’ve already made these truffles twice this month too and as you can imagine, neither batch have lasted me very long and now I’m being asked to make more for Christmas. So I think that’s enough clarification that these truffles are delicious.
I will say that it’s best to prepare the chocolate truffle mixture at least a day before you plan to make the truffles, as the mixture does need to set hard before you can form them into balls.
Makes 12-13 Truffles
- 300g Quality Belgian Chocolate
- 100g Coconut Cream
- 50g White Chocolate
- 2-3 Tbsp Baileys
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
- Mini Holly & Berries
Add the coconut cream to a bowl and place it in the microwave for 1 minute to warm.
Now pour the warm coconut cream over 200g of chocolate. Leave the chocolate and cream sit together for a few minutes, then proceed to stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
Next you can add in the Baileys and vanilla, and stir until the mixture is well combined. Pop the truffle mix into the fridge until it has set hard. This can take up to a day, so it’s best to prep a few days before you need them.
Using a teaspoon or a melon baller, scoop out the mixture and roll into balls.
Coating the Truffles
Add half of the remaining chocolate (50g) into a heatproof bowl and place it in the microwave for 30 second bursts until the chocolate has melted – stir the chocolate each time. Then add the remaining 50g of chocolate to the already melted chocolate, let sit for a few minutes and stir until that too has melted.
NB: Truffles are easier to coat in warm chocolate if the truffles are left out at room temperature for a few hours to develop a “skin”.
Lastly, coat each truffle in the melted chocolate. You can now place the truffles in the freezer for the chocolate to set and then drizzle them with white chocolate. Pop the truffles back in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving.
– The more Baileys you add the softer the truffles will be, which will make them hard to form into balls.
Tag me on Instagram if you make these mini Christmas truffles. I love seeing what you make.
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