Walnut and biscuit Chocolate Truffles (Troufakia)
Posted in 40 minutes or less, Beginner, Desserts, Mainland Greece, No bake desserts, Our hand picked recipes, Quick Meals: Ready in 20 minutes or less, Traditional Greek Christmas Recipes Originally published on December 7, 2013 Last updated on March 26, 2017 By Eli K. Giannopoulos
Impress your friends and family with these little bites of heaven! Crunchy and extra chocolatey truffles, stuffed with crushed biscuits and crispy walnuts, flavoured with cognac and dredged in chocolate sprinkles.. Best of all, ready to fridge in less than 10 minutes! Oh and you can always read this in Greek if you fancy Συνταγή για εύκολα Τρουφάκια σοκολάτας σε 10 λεπτά!
- 150g dark chocolate, melted (5 ounces)
- 170g Petit beurre biscuits (6 ounces)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 3 tbsps milk cream
- 3 tbsps cognac or brandy
- powdered cocoa or chocolate sprinkles for coating
- 1 tbsp flaked coconut (optional)
- To prepare the mixture for the chocolate truffles, start by melting the chocolate. Chop the chocolate in small pieces and melt over low heat using a Bain Marie or double boiler, being careful not to burn it.
- In the meantime, crush the biscuits in a large bowl. Pour the melted chocolate over the biscuits and (using a wooden spoon) blend to coat. Add the chopped walnuts, the milk and milk cream and blend again, until the ingredients combine. Pour in the cognac and place in the fridge to cool for 1-2 hours.
- Remove the mixture for the chocolate truffles from the refrigerator. Wet your hands with some water, to make it easier to work with the chocolate mixture, and shape the chocolate truffles into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Roll the chocolate truffles in cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles and serve, or place back in the refrigerator until needed. Enjoy!