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Bonzo’s Chocolate Truffles recipe

Hi everyone.

Hope you are all well and looking forward to a brilliant Christmas. I have been very busy buying presents, wrapping them up and putting them in safe places. The problem is I keep forgetting where I put them. Getting so forgetful! I even found some jelly sweeties I’d bought for Gary for last year’s Christmas! They were a bit green and furry, but still tasty. Oopsie.

I wrote my list for Santa too. I think I might have been a bit too greedy – as I wrote it on a loo roll and used the whole lot!!! So I changed my mind and asked for a surprise instead. (Though I hope its a new scooter; I broke my old one).

I thought I’d share my recipe for Chocolate Truffles that I have made as a prezzie for Anya for Christmas. It’s a surprise, so don’t tell her! I got help from Kevin and you will need help from a grown-up too. You will need to melt chocolate and stuff and should definitely get help from Mummy or Daddy or Granny or Granddad or Auntie or…you know what I mean. Anyway it’s a great present for people and the best thing is I’m not allowed to eat them; as chocolate is bad for dogs. Don’t give your dog chocolate.

(*Warning – this recipe may contain nuts)

What you need is;

200g of good quality dark (or plain) chocolate

200ml of double cream

About a combined total of 200g of desiccated coconut, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles – whatever you fancy really. (Not rice though, that would be weird)

What you need to do:

1   Get a grown-up to pour the cream into a saucepan and bring just up to the boil.

2   You can smash up the chocolate into little bits, and put it in a bowl.

3   Get your grown-up to pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir carefully till all the chocolate is melted. Its should be smooth and silky

4   Leave to cool then put it in the fridge for about 2 hours. It should go pretty solid.

5   Meanwhile pour your coconut, nuts, sprinkles or whatever on separate plates

6   When the choco/cream mixture is set, WASH YOUR HANDS, then use a spoon to scoop out wee blobs. Using your clean hands ( I had to wear gloves cos my paws are so furry) roll out small balls, about the size of a large grape.

7   Then roll the truffle in the coating of your choice and set aside.( I placed my Truffles in a decorative gift box with grease proof paper layers. Then I closed it and wrapped it in paper. Then I put a ribbon round it. And a large bow, and a tag, and sprinkled glitter on it. Hope Anya likes her present)

They will keep in a cool place for up to three days (no chance) or up to a month in the freezer in a suitable container.

Merry Christmas!!!!