For this Easter, I decided to make these delicious hidden mini Easter egg chocolate truffles for my little guests. This recipe is inspired by Co-Operative Food Home Bake’s March week 2 chocolate truffles recipe. I was going to make a huge centrepiece dessert recipe – a chocolate egg filled with chocolate mousse but changed my mind at the last minute, and decided to make these simple chocolate truffles with hidden mini eggs.
A chocolate truffle in fact is chocolate ganache which is coated in chocolate, icing sugar, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts. They come in different shapes and are usually bite size. Other fillings can include caramel, toffee and all sorts. You just need to use a little of imagination!
This chocolate truffle recipe is very simple. Some recipes/website recommend using just double cream and chocolate while other websites, add sugar, butter, double cream and chocolate to make the truffle. If you prefer buttery and sweet, then follow this recipe from the Co-op site. I have opted for milk chocolate as this is my children’s preferred chocolate. For a more indulgent adult truffle you could also add your favourite liqueur.
- 150ml double cream
- 25g unsalted butter
- 30g light soft brown sugar
- 150g Co-op chocolate bar (milk/dark/white)
- A bag of mini chocolate eggs
- A mixture of cake and dessert sprinklers e.g. Co-op dark chocolate chunks, Co-op milk chocolate chunks, Co-op white chocolate chunks, hundreds and thousand, white chocolate noodles and chocolate icing.
- Put the cream, butter and sugar into a pan. Heat until the butter and sugar are dissolved.
- Either bash the chocolate bar into small tiny pieces or put them in a blender and blend until it is slightly powdery. Place them in a glass bowl.
- Add the hot mixture into the glass bowl. Stir it until the mixture is thoroughly combined. At this stage, you may also like to add in a liqueur, flavour or zest.
- Place it in the fridge for 4 hours before taking out.
- Use a metal spoon to scoop out the chocolate truffle and wrap a mini egg. Roll in between your hands until it resembles a ball. Coat it with any toppings of your choice.
These are very easy to make and make for great presentation on any table! With the hidden mini eggs, it also adds a bit of fun in Easter Egg hunting!
Disclosure: We have received vouchers to buy the ingredients for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.