The Crazy Kitchen: Cooking With Your Toddler - Chocolate Truffles

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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Cooking With Your Toddler - Chocolate Truffles

This was going to be a Cooking With Your Toddler post but the Toddler has deserted me - he's gone on his holidays to Nanny's, for a well deserved rest. I was then going to do a 'Cooking With Your Toddler's Big Sister' post instead, but she got a better offer of DVD's and tea at a friends.

So in the end I made these Chocolate Truffles on my own.......but you could make them with your Toddler if you wish. It can get a bit messy but Toddler's like mess, especially edible mess.

You will need

200g 70% dark Chocolate
150g Alpro Soya Cream*

*You can use double cream but Alpro Soya cream is a healthier alternative and also suitable for those with dairy free diets.

  • Break the chocolate into small pieces into a microwaveable bowl.
  • Heat in 10-15 second bursts, stirring in between, until all the chocolate has melted.
  • Warm the cream in another bowl, or pan over a low heat.
  • Stir the cream into the chocolate & combine well.


  • Allow mixture to cool at room temperature before placing in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Once it has cooled mould into small balls - you can use a spoon or your hands - it does get a bit messy with your hands.
  • Roll the balls in cocoa, chopped nuts, coconut or sprinkles - I used chocolate flakes.

As there are no preservatives in the truffles they should be eaten within a few days of making.

They would be great as Christmas presents, presented in a small box - just remember not to make them too soon and don't leave the present under the Christmas tree for days!

You can also add a dash of rum or brandy to the mixture before refrigerating (just don't give those ones to the kids!)


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I was provided with a pot of Alpro Cream to try the truffle recipe out.


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