Chocolate Truffles are fancy little chocolate balls often coated with powdered sugar, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips and so on. If you have a chocolate drink powder like Nesquik, you can make these lovely truffles at home. You can read more about the origin of Chocolate Truffles here.
You can prepare these truffles as a treat for your kids or for parties. I have used Crackers and Peanuts for making these truffles. For variety, try using different nuts like almonds, cashews and you can even try dried fruit bits. I didn’t coat my truffles except for one which I coated with Cake Decor Sprinkles. Try experimenting with different coatings like Dessicated Coconut, Confectioner’s Sugar and so on. These pictures were taken after rolling them into balls and before freezing. So the truffles are a bit moist. After they are frozen, they will no longer appear moist.
- Nesquik Chocolate Drink Powder – 1 cup
- Milk – 2 to 4 tbsp
- Sugar – 2 tbsp (Alter according to the desired level of sweetness)
- Keebler Club Crackers – 10 to 12 Nos.
- Roasted Peanuts – 10 to 15
- Place the crackers in a zip lock bag and powder it finely using a rolling pin. Alternatively, run it in the food processor.
- Similarly grind the roasted peanuts to a coarse powder.
- Combine the chocolate powder, sugar, powdered crackers and peanuts in a bowl.
- Add milk little by little to the bowl and start mixing everything to form a soft chocolate dough. The mixture will be very sticky at this stage.
- Cover the bowl and keep the mixture in the freezer for an hour or two.
- After an hour in the freezer, the chocolate dough will be more manageable.
- Start rolling out small balls using your hands. You may coat theee balls with powdered sugar, chocolate powder, nuts, dessicated coconut and so on.
- You may place the balls in individual cup cake papers or simply spread it in a freezer proof bowl such that the balls do not touch each other.
- Keep it in the freezer until ready to be served. Just before serving, keep it outside for half an hour so that it softens a bit.
- You can make around 8-10 small truffles using the above proportions.
- You can try using any other Chocolate Drink Powder like Cadbury Drinking Chocolate, Ovaltine etc.