Nutella Truffles

Labels:
Hands up if you love Nutella! I'm choosing to assume your hands are up in enthusiastic agreement, if not I'm afraid you're simply not welcome here and we just can't be friends.  Just kidding, we can still be friends, I suppose.


Nutella is a hot commodity in the Pet Lamb kitchen.  If it's not filling our ferrero cakes or drizzling our brownies it's piled high on a spoon and shoved in our gobs.  We simply can't get enough of the stuff, and neither can our loyal customers (our ferrero cakes are a firm favorite!).  If, like us, you're nuts about Nutella we demand that you give these amazingly delicious Nutella truffles a try.  They're just so gosh darned easy we're sure they'll become part of your kitchen repertoire in no time.  Use them to bribe new friends, bag that hottie in your local coffee shop you've had your eye on or just lock the door and scran the lot in guilty solitude.  We're not here to judge, no siree!



Nutella Truffles

Ingredients:
300g good quality plain chocolate, chopped
30g unsalted butter
150ml double cream
150g Nutella
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

A splash of Frangelico liqueur (optional but lovely)
Chopped hazelnuts (you can buy these pre roasted and chopped)
Cocoa powder

Method:
Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Melt together the butter, chocolate, cream and Nutella until smooth.

Remove from chocolate mixture from heat and cool slightly. Whisk in vanilla and Frangelico, if using. Pour mixture into a shallow dish  and cover with clingfilm before placing in the fridge for a few hours or until set. 

Using two teaspoons scoop out the chocolate mixture, roll into one inch balls, and place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Continue with remaining chocolate mixture. Roll balls in chopped hazelnuts or cocoa powder. Place your truffles in the fridge until ready to serve, that is if you don't eat them all first.



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this recipe, going to try it this week! Just wondered roughly how many truffles it makes?
Laura

Pet Lamb Girls said...

Hi Laura,

Anywhere between 20 and 40 truffles depending on size. Just keep rolling till you run out :)

Katie & Kay xoxo

Laura said...

Ok so made the truffles last night, I didn't start off too well as put 50g too much Nutella in - oops! So left it to set but was slightly impatient so was still a little sticky. However, I came really unstuck trying to make them into balls using the two spoons?? Resorted to using my hands which ended up in a chocolately tasty mess. In the end they turned out ok looks wise, but tasted great. Any tips on making them actual balls instead of my squidged messes lol
Laura

Pet Lamb Girls said...

Hi Laura,

Just chill them for loads longer, if the mixture starts going squishy again, juts pop it back in the fridge.

Katie & Kay xoxo

Lynda Prendergast said...

Try using a melon ball scoop!!

Lynda Prendergast said...

Try using a melon ball scoop!