Oh yes, another post involving Nutella, I’m on a roll!
Really three Nutella bakes in a row is a good thing, if I have a jar hanging around for too long I just end up eating it by the spoonful…
Luckily for my waistline, these truffles were made to be packaged up as Christmas gifts and were all given away to family – my stepdad promptly opened the bag and ate 10 in one go, so I think they must be pretty good!
The truffle mix is made from milk chocolate, Nutella and glucose syrup, which sets fairly hard, and is then rolled in chopped hazelnuts to finish. I added a pinch of Cornish sea salt to the mix which stops it being too over-the -top sickly sweet, and instead of plain hazelnuts for the coating I used some homemade cinnamon roasted hazelnuts which worked really well.
If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, these are super quick and easy and definitely worth trying!
I think these would be perfect when you’re sat down with a cup of tea or coffee,absolutely stuffed from Christmas dinner and think you couldn’t possibly eat another thing, but when a plate of truffles appear you just can’t say no…
Salted chocolate and hazelnut truffles (adapted from MyRecipes.com)
- 140g milk chocolate
- 45g Nutella
- 1 tbsp glucose syrup
- pinch sea salt flakes
- approximately 50g chopped hazelnuts to coat
Heat the chocolate, Nutella, glucose and salt in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, until the chocolate has melted. Give it a stir, then leave to cool to room temperature before chilling in the fridge for half an hour.
When the mixture is set enough to handle, roll into small balls a bit less than an inch in diameter, then roll in the chopped hazelnuts to coat. The truffles will keep fine at room temperature for several days, if you don’t eat them all first…