No one wants to be slaving away in the kitchen for hours making Christmas gifts or treats. Want to know a little secret? These incredibly simple, 3 ingredient Nutella truffles will only take you about 10 minutes to make AND they make gorgeous little Christmas gifts!
And how do you reward yourself for your 10 minutes of “back breaking hard work”? A wonderfully indulgent mug of Nutella hot chocolate of course! Oh, and did I mention that both of these sensational delights are naturally vegetarian and gluten free? I know, they’re the gifts that just keep on giving!
Without further ado, here is what you will need to make these beautiful, chocolatey pleasures.
(Makes approx 18-20 – recipe adapted from Urban Bakes.)
In an electric stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with a spatula – beat together the Nutella and icing sugar until you can’t see any more white powder.
Roll into small balls between your palms then roll in chopped hazelnuts to cover. Imagine a spherical 10p coin – that’s the kind of size I went for.
(I honestly wouldn’t make these big as they will be far too sickly – even for the most dedicated Nutella fan!)
Place the Nutella Truffles on a lined baking sheet, then the next bit is up to you. You can either eat them as they are at room temperature, or you can pop them in the fridge to firm up. My preference is chilled but it’s entirely up to you.
Then store in an airtight container and consume within a week.
(Serves 2, easily doubled – recipe adapted from Cafe Delites)
* Don’t use chocolate drinking powder as this is already sweetened.
Pour the milk into a saucepan and place over a medium heat. Warm through.
Once it starts to steam – add in the Nutella, cocoa powder & honey.
Bring the mixture to the boil, stirring frequently with a whisk to ensure all the ingredients blend together nicely.
Divide between two mugs and, if you like, top with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips or anything that takes your fancy!
(Bear in mind that marshmallows are typically gluten free but not vegetarian.)
I told you they were easy! Even I was surprised with how simple & quick they both are to make. I will remember these truffles the next time I have zero time to sort a gift! Even if the receiver doesn’t like Nutella – you can get tons of different flavoured chocolate spreads now and you could roll them in anything! Grated chocolate, cocoa powder or even desiccated coconut.
Another surprise for me is how easy it is to make your own home made hot chocolate. I mean – wow. It’s SO much nicer than the stuff you buy at the supermarkets! The flavour possibilities are endless too. So long as it will melt, is a liquid or removable (i.e. a bouquet garni) – you can pretty much put it in hot chocolate. I can’t wait to experiment with this!
I hope you all enjoyed this week’s post my lovelies.
From me, the Mr & the bump – I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
All my love, Miss KitchenMason x