Oh so sexy chocolate truffles

Yeah, I like chocolate. And even if I’ve eaten a MASSIVE meal, I still need something sweet afterwards to eat while I’m watching whatever TV series I’m obsessed with at the time. I think at the moment it’s Billions but anyway, I digress….

A box of chocolates costs ten pounds. Well, it costs a fiver if you’re cheap.  And then you always have that really annoying moment with a box of chocolates where you pop one into your mouth only to discover that it’s a flavour you don’t like but you can’t be bothered running to the bin to spit it out so you have to sit there, reluctantly sucking/chewing on it until it disappears. After that, it’s a game of lucky dip and the fun has GONE.

Well, I’m about to fix the cost issue and the russian roulette of nastiness with one simple recipe. BOOM.

Here’s how you can have a supply of 100% delicious after dinner chocolate truffles at a fraction of the price.


To make 12 of these beauties, you’ll need,

100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)

65ml double cream

A pinch of salt

The zest of half an orange

20g icing sugar

cocoa powder

Break the chocolate up into tiny pieces.  The technique I used was to break the pieces up into a plastic food bag and whack it several times with a rolling pin until it broke into crumbly shavings.  VERY satisfying.

Zest the orange with a grater.  Alternatively, use a peeler to collect the top layer of peel and chop it up into teeny tiny pieces.  You want TEENY tiny. Zesting is easier.

Heat the cream in a saucepan for a few minutes.  Before it gets too hot and starts to boil, mix in the orange zest and take the saucepan off the heat.

Pour in the chocolate shavings and mix well with a wooden spoon.  The chocolate will melt and form a brown ‘goo’.  Sift in the icing sugar and mix again.

Transfer into a bowl and leave to chill in the fridge for about an hour.

Once it has hardened, scoop out teaspoon size amounts, roll into balls in your hands and then roll in the cocoa powder.  And there you have it, chocolate truffles.

Keep them chilled in the fridge until you need one…. or four.




  1. Moira
    June 14, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Can’t help myself…am going to have to make these this afternoon!

  2. June 15, 2016 / 10:41 am

    I LOVE truffles and literally salivating at the thought of homemade ones! They look amazing.

  3. June 15, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Whoo YES please 🙂 I love truffles 🙂 how yummy ..

  4. June 15, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    These look deliocus I’ve never made my own truffles but they seem easy to do.

  5. June 15, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Such an easy recipe! Not sure I could stop at one (or four)!

  6. June 15, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Wow, I need that ability to reach through the laptop screen, these look and sound amazing x

  7. June 15, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    These look so amazing! I do worry though that your photo’s look a little fuzzy, be careful of that, we want to see every detail 🙂

  8. soniya Saluja
    June 15, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I do not think I can eat just 1 😛 Looks So GOOD !!

  9. June 15, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    We’re the same! Somehow my brain (or my stomach!) doesn’t believe it’s full until I eat something sweet 🙂 I’m not complaining though, I love sweets. Truffles are a bit on the pricey side here so I cannot wait to try my hand at making them at home. You make it look so simple!

  10. June 16, 2016 / 12:31 am

    I love truffles and dark chocolate! I actually have all these ingredients at home so I will making this recipe over the weekend. 🙂

  11. June 16, 2016 / 12:35 am

    I’ve never made truffles. But these seem easy. Dark chocolate makes them healthy for me! 🙂

  12. June 16, 2016 / 9:10 am

    I love chocolate and never thought of making me own, they look delicious

  13. June 16, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Truffles!! These look so good I can’t wait to try them

  14. Fi Ni Neachtain
    June 17, 2016 / 7:09 am

    These sound and look delicious! I’ve never made my own truffles before but now I’m going to have to try.

  15. June 17, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Love making my own truffles, so fun and rewarding to see those pretty little chocolates all lined up. I lvoe the orange zest in these, yummy! I’ll have to try them, thanks. 🙂

  16. June 18, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    oh, these do look oh so sexy. Love truffles , so will have to try these out

  17. June 18, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    These sound just amazing. Perfect finish to a nice meal. I think orange zest would make a nice touch

  18. stephanie
    June 19, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    These look so yummy! Definitely going to give these a go.

  19. July 5, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Oh. My. God! These are my dream sweet treat! Going to make them on the weekend 🙂 how long do they last in the fridge? x

    • Hannah Brice
      July 5, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      Do you know, they’ve never lasted longer than 4 days in our house so I couldn’t tell you! 🙂

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