This year I am super excited to be taking part in another round of the 12 Days of Christmas- A Kiwi Mummy Blogger Collaboration! I’ve teamed up with 11 other crazily beautiful and talented ladies to bring you 12 Christmas themed blogs filled with gift ideas, crafts, traditions, food and drink as well as a bit of advice to help get you through this time of year.
Yesterday, Simone from Sweet Pea Homestead shared 100 non toy gift ideas for kids of all ages and tomorrow Tania from Tidying With Tania is going to help us all have a stress less Christmas! I’ve popped a list of all the gorgeous ladies and their blogs at the bottom of this post so be sure to head on over and check them out! If you’re on the ole Facebook or Instagram, you can search the hashtag #KMB12DaysofChristmas to find all of the posts as well.
Today we are up and because we love all things sweet, we have your back with a little Christmas sweet treat! Money can be a tad tight at this time of year and with Christmas fast approaching, these Dark Chocolate and Nutella Snowball Truffles make for a perfect homemade Christmas gift for friends, family or even the kiddos teachers!
Dark Chocolate and Nutella Snowball Truffles are super easy to whip up and not only make for a perfect wee Christmas gift but also a great addition to the dessert table.
What you’ll need
– 250g dark chocolate. I used Whittakers 60%
– 250mls double cream. Lewis Road do a double in the supermarkets!
– 50g unsalted buter
– 100g Nutella
– desiccated coconut for rolling.
– Chop up your chocolate, chuck it in a heatproof bowl and pop it off to the side.
– In a pot, pour in your cream and add in your butter. Pop this on the element over a medium heat until the cream starts to simmer. Give it a bit of a stir and pour your cream and butter mix over the chocolate and leave it to sit for about 30 seconds.
– Grab a whisk and get whisking! You’ll want to whisk the cream/butter/chocolate mix until everything is well incorporated. Add your Nutella and whisk well again. Viola! You’ve just made yourself a bowl of ganache.
– Leave the bowl to cool on the bench for 15 minutes before covering with clingfilm and popping into the fridge until the ganache is set. This roughly takes 1-1.5 hours or if you’re running a bit short on time to make and roll in a day, you can leave it overnight ready for rolling in the morning.
– Chuck some desiccated coconut in a bowl, grab your ganache, a teaspoon and get rolling! You’ll want to make them roughly the size of a Ferrero Roche because a tiny truffle with this bloody delicious ganache is just not acceptable. Roll your balls about in some of your coconut and pop them onto a plate. If the mixture starts getting a bit soft or your hands are too warm, chuck it back in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up again. When you’re done chuck them in an airtight container until you’re ready to package them up. These beauts will last in the fridge for up to a week and a half.. they will not last that long though!
When you’re gifting these delicious little morsels, just let the recipient know to keep them in the fridge and let them sit for 15 minutes at room temp before consuming for that perfect Dark Chocolate and Nutella Snowball Truffles mouth experience!
I feel so super privileged to be working with the bunch of amazing ladies this year! Not only are they pretty bloody clever but they are wonderful human beings. Here is a list of all them and their blogs so please pop on over, check out their 12 Days of Christmas post and say HI!
Day 3 (3rd December)
Day 4 (4th December)
Day 5 (5th December)
Eva – The Living One / Eva – The Living One (FB)
Day 6 (6th December)
Hey Little Sweet Thing
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