“These are just as delicious as chocolate truffles, but much easier to make. From Simple Food by Jill Dupleix. Cook time is freezing time.”
4hrs 10mins
50 balls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat cream in a saucepan, stirring till it bubbles.
  2. Remove from heat, add chocolate, stir till it melts.
  3. Whiz the sponge fingers in a food processor, or crush with a rolling pin to fine crumbs.
  4. Sift icing sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl.
  5. Mix in the crumbs, ground almonds, and chopped walnuts.
  6. Add bourbon, chocolate cream and butter, mix well.
  7. Take a walnut size pinch of the mixture and roll into a ball in your hands.
  8. NOTE: if it is too wet, add a little more cocoa powder.
  9. If it is a little too dry, add a dash of bourbon.
  10. Place on greaseproof paper on a tray and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or till firm.
  11. Roll each chocolate bourbon ball in cocoa powder to serve.
  12. Note2: To make it extra special, decorate each with edible gold leaf.

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