Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Best Truffles Ever

Let's be real for a moment can we? I'm only human and as much as I preach healthy and fitness daily the confession of occasional indulgence can't be ignored. Now, on occasion doesn't mean a couple times a week or every week for that matter. You know those special occasions- be it family events, a celebration or just the need to throw a little soiree with your girl friends.

If you are going all out, you might as well make it good! That's my motto- it has to be memorable or else don't even bring it close to your lips darlin'. Goodiva truffles are pricey and quite honestly they have generally sat in a box on a shelf for goodness knows how long. Homemade truffles is where it's at- and for all you divas who love nutella as much as I do, here you go- Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles.

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 24 whole hazelnuts
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts, toasted
In a large bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cocoa; set aside. In a saucepan, melt candy bars and butter. Add the cream and reserved cocoa mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and smooth. Pour into an 8-in. square dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Using a melon baller or spoon, shape candy into 1-in. balls; press a hazelnut into each. Reshape balls and roll in ground hazelnuts. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Makes 2 dozen truffles


  1. It looks delicious. love chocolate and any sweet treat as a gift. I'm sure people will love it =)

  2. These are lovely! I love truffles and how they are wonderfully versatile - we can play around with flavors a lot!

  3. Oh my! My husband would go gaga over these little beauties!

  4. We love truffles, all kinds! In fact, we love them so much, that we named our dog truffle!

  5. One of my favorite things with chocolate. These look divine!

  6. Chocolate and hazelnut truffles... heaven ! And a wonderful gift idea too.

  7. Wow! Those look amazing! And they seem easier to make than I would have thought. Tempting!

  8. lovely recipe, i just love chocolate and hazelnuts together... here in california i can buy yogi hazelnut tea- i add it into my recipes for more nutty flavor- nestle also makes hazelnut instant coffee, yummy
    C'est Si Bon,

  9. Oh, these look and sound so good...I don't know how much of a favor it would do me to make a second batch though, because I would be in big trouble:)