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How to make white chocolate and Irish cream truffles

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  • Makes: 40-45

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  • Cooking time:

    truffles need to be left to chill for 4-5 hours
  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Romantic
  • Make in advance

These white chocolate and Irish cream truffles really do make the perfect gift for anyone who loves chocolate and liqueur - isn't that everyone we know? Homemade truffles are easier to make than you might think, especially with this easy-to-follow recipe so they are a go to in our house for an emergency pressie or just to indulge ourselves. The crunchy chocolate shells and molten centre work perfectly with white chocolate but you can always substitute the white chocolate for plain milk chocolate and they will still taste absolutely delicious. Watch our quick video to see how to make these white chocolate truffles!

These are also good coated in melted milk or plain chocolate, and then left to set before placing in the paper cases.

Ingredients

  • 150ml ( pint) whipping cream
  • 400g (14oz) white chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
  • Icing sugar, for coating
  • Paper sweet cases

Method

  1. Pour the cream into a saucepan and bring it to the boil.
  2. Pour the cream over the melted chocolate and then stir until its melted, then stir in the Irish Cream Liqueur using a stick blender is a good way to ensure its thoroughly mixed.
  3. Pour the mixture into a plastic container or bowl and leave it to cool. Then chill the mixture for at least 4-5 hours, or overnight.
  4. Scoop the mixture out using a melon baler or teaspoon and then roll into round balls.
  5. Drop the balls into some icing sugar and turn the truffles to coat them and then lift them out of the icing sugar, shaking off any excess sugar then place each truffle in a paper case.
  6. The truffles will keep in a cool place for up to 1 week.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 62(kcal)
  • Fat 4.0g
  • Saturates 2.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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