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Whiskey Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

December 05

What can be more sophisticated than homemade petits fours after Christmas dinner or an extra special Valentine’s gift. This┬árecipe can be adapted with whatever flavours you like, so feel free to experiment! Just┬ápackage these up in little festive bags and they make the perfect little edible gift.


  • serves Serves 12
  • time 90 mins


  1. 1. Place the chocolate in a heatproof glass bowl and set aside. Bring the cream to the boil in a saucepan over a medium high heat and then pour over the chocolate. Using a whisk, mix the cream through the chocolate until it is completely melted.
  2. 2. Add in the whiskey, vanilla extract and half the chopped hazelnuts. Cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge for about an hour until it is firm enough to scoop. (Alternatively set the truffles in a greased ice cube tray in the fridge).
  3. 3. When the chocolate is set, scoop out a small tablespoon amounts and roll into little balls. Sprinkle a clean work surface with the remaining hazelnuts and then roll the truffles to coat. Place back in the fridge until ready to serve.

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200g of hazelnuts, chopped and toasted

200g of good quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces

150ml of double cream

2 tbsp of whiskey

1 tsp of vanilla extract


You'll Need

Large glass bowl

Medium saucepan


Ice cube tray (optional)