Monday, August 6, 2012

Homemade truffles in Speculoos Spread

Craving for Truffles? This homemade delight is really easy to make, follow recipe here:

Yields: 2 dozen truffles.

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Speculoos Spread
  • 20 Speculoos Cookies
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe medium bowl.
  2. Cook at high power in microwave oven 50 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Stir in Speculoos spread until well combined; let stand while crushing cookies.
  5. finely crush cookies in a food processor or in a heavy plastic bag with a rolling pin or meat mallet (there should be about 1-1/3 cups).
  6. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the crushed cookies; stir remaining crushed cookies into chocolate mixture, mixing well.
  7. Chill in refrigerator 10 minutes, stirring once after 5 minutes. (Do not chill longer as mixture will become too hard to spoon out).
    Spoon a heaping teaspoon of the mixture into mounds onto a sheet of waxed paper.  (If mixture is too wet, stir in 1 tablespoon additional cookie crumbs at a time).Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes to “air dry”.
  8. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl. Pick up each teaspoon of the mixture and shape into a ball or rough truffle shape. Place in bowl of powdered sugar; use 2 forks to toss until well coated with sugar.
  9. Place in individual paper or foil candy cups or on a serving plate. Store at room temperature.

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