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Chocolate chestnut truffles

Chocolate chestnut truffles

These chestnut chocolate truffles are seriously decadent and yet really easy to make. Roll in cocoa powder, or get creative with your toppings, coating in white chocolate, or rolling in some Merchant Gourmet Whole Chestnut pieces.

By @SpoonfulofHappy

  • Serves 24

  • 20 Minutes Prep - 1 Hour to set

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Chestnut Purée


  • 100g Merchant Gourmet Chestnut Puree
  • 150g plant-based dark chocolate
  • 150ml plant-based double cream
  • 40g light brown sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder to dust


  1. Line a loaf tin with baking paper and set aside.
  2. Beat together the sugar and chestnut puree with a wooden spoon until smooth, or blitz in a food processor for a few seconds.
  3. In a medium saucepan, gently heat the cream until hot through but not boiling. Once hot, add the chocolate and stir continuously until fully melted. Add the purée and sugar mixture and stir again until completely smooth.
  4. Pour into the loaf tin, then place in the fridge for an hour, or until set.
  5. Once set, remove from the fridge and sieve a little cocoa powder onto a clean work surface. Using a teaspoon, scoop out some of the truffle mixture and roll into a ball, then roll in the cocoa powder until coated. Repeat the process until no mixture remains.
  6. Store in the fridge for up to one week.

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