How to make chocolate truffles from cake crumbs
Earlier this week I posted about my super Christmassy Chocolate Brownie Santa hats made with vanilla frosting and strawberries – yum!
But I was left with a bit of a problem… what to do with the leftover brownie bits after I’d cut out circles with the cookie cutter… well how about these easy make, no bake chocolate truffles?
They’re ridiculously simple to make and taste so good! They’d make a great present this Christmas and take just minutes to prepare. You could adapt this recipe and add all sorts of ingredients that you have in the cupboard (I tried a few with raspberry jam which were quite successful). Here’s how I made them…
- Left over chocolate brownies (or other cake crumbs)
- 1/2 jar peanut butter
- Desiccated coconut
- Chocolate pieces for melting (milk, dark or white)
1. Blitz the brownies or other left over cake in a food processor to make crumbs. Spread the coconut out on a plate.
2. Mix the crumbs with the peanut butter – you’ll need to do this by feel depending on the cake you’ve used but essentially you want it to be gooey yet able to roll into a ball in your hands.
3. Take teaspoons of the mixture and roll into balls in your hands.
4. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second bursts until it’s melted.
5. Roll half of the truffle balls in the coconut until they are completely coated. Then, using chopsticks or a spoon, roll the other half in the melted chocolate.
6. Place all the truffles in mini paper cases and chill before serving.
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