Salted chocolate and hazelnut truffles

Salted chocolate and hazelnut truffles

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!

tea time treats

I’m entering these truffles for the December Tea Time Treats challenge, hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and Kate at What Kate Baked, who chose chocolate as this month’s theme.

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…

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5 thoughts on “Salted chocolate and hazelnut truffles

  1. Oh, oh, did I hear you sat cinnamon roasted hazelnuts? I want to know more. What a lovely Christmas gift Nat, I would have been so happy to receive a bag of these. Although my spooning Nutella straight out of the jar have passed me by – I find it a bit too sweet on it’s own these days.

    • Haha yes you did, but unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures so I won’t be blogging them! The recipe is pretty basic though, I whisked one egg white with 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon, stirred 200g whole hazelnuts in to coat them, then spread them out on a baking tray and roasted them for about 40 minutes, shaking them around and stopping them sticking to each other every 10 minutes or so. The smell of them cooking is amazing!

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