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14 July 2012 22 Comments

Easy chocolate truffles with nuts & digestive biscuits

All good things in life are simple and I feel that it is our expectations and desire to get more from it makes it complex. The junk food addiction, chopping down trees endlessly to make paper marooning animals of their habitats, plastic menace….we are moving from simple ways of living to the more complex world. And to think of it, the idea of wrapping around leaves and eating apples straight from the tree as done by our ancestors could solve many a problems of modern day living ;-)

A fresh fruit in its natural form is my kind of dessert any day and given a choice I would love to serve a plate of fresh fruits to my guests as well to end a meal. “This is not a dessert we will expect from the author of a food blog” is the answer to my query from my guests most of the time.

Make something light but classy, less sugar and low fat recipe as R is an ardent foodie but is a health freak too” said hubby as a matter of fact. These Nutty Biscuit Truffles I made for R, a common friend of ours with nuts rolled in desiccated coconut and cocoa powder looked so classy it was hard for all to make out the real ingredient in it.

Making a decadent dessert was never so easy, and with all the ingredients easily available in your pantry this Truffle recipe is a winner. Roll these Truffles and refrigerate, pack them in the snack box of your kids for a scrumptious homemade healthy treat, it stays good for a week.

Recipe | Easy Chocolate Truffles with Digestive Biscuits and Nuts

The digestive biscuits, nuts and the Truffles cups..

Ingredients;

(makes about 20 truffles)

  • 12 Digestive biscuits
  • 2 tbsp chopped mixed nuts
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Desiccated coconut and cocoa powder for coating

Recipe | Easy Chocolate Truffles with Digestive Biscuits and Nuts

Method; Crush digestive biscuits by hand roughly, these biscuits ( I used McVities) are quite crumbly and can be crushed easily. Chop all the nuts roughly. A mix of Pistachio, almonds and walnuts goes well with the Truffles.

Heat a pan and melt butter and honey in it. Add cocoa powder and take the pan off the flame.

Recipe | Easy Chocolate Truffles with Digestive Biscuits and Nuts

I poked that cocoa Truffle..Grr…

Add crushed digestive biscuits and nuts in the wet ingredients and mix well using a ladle to form a semi solid dough. If you feel hard to bring together all the ingredients add a tsp. or two of milk in the ingredients and make the dough.

Take two shallow plates and sprinkle desicated coconut and cocoa powder in each.

Recipe | Easy Chocolate Truffles with Digestive Biscuits and Nuts

The beauty…

Roll out small balls from the dough and dust it in cocoa powder or desiccated coconut. Arrange all the Truffles in a flat dish or in a paper box and refrigerate till use. These Truffles will not melt or loose its shape unlike the Truffles made with cream and cooking chocolate mixture.

Recipe | Easy Chocolate Truffles with Digestive Biscuits and Nuts

Lovey-dovey Truffles…

Look at those two coconut coated chocolate Truffles kissing each other, don’t they look pretty…

Recipe | Easy Chocolate Truffles with Digestive Biscuits and Nuts

Mmm…light and healthy indulgence…

Gift wrap the Truffles for your loved ones and enjoy all the adulation coming your way!  Shhh…and don’t tell them the secret ingredient behind this easy-peasy recipe, let them find out what goes in making these Chocolate Truffles.

Notes;

  1. Add a few Marie biscuits to give extra crunch to the truffles. As digestive biscuits are brittle and will soften when mixed with liquid ingredients in the recipe.
  2. Try using groundnuts for in place of almonds and pistachio nuts in the recipe.
  3. Add a few drops of milk if you feel it is hard to roll in a ball and a tsp of crushed biscuit if the dough becomes too liquid to roll.

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22 Comments »

  • Love2cook Malaysia said:

    Owh my! Cute and lovely truffles over there dear…craving for a bite! :)

  • Terra said:

    These would be a lovely treat, and I love that I don’t have to feel guilty eating them! I have never had digestive biscuits, what exactly are they? They do look yummy, Hugs, Terra

  • Baker Street said:

    What a decadent treat these would be! Perfect as a lunch time treat for kids too!

  • Priya said:

    I wont mind having some, irresistible truffles.

  • dassana@veg recipes of india said:

    these truffles look so yummy and such an easy recipe. i did not know making truffles like these were so easy.

  • mjskit said:

    Once again I learn something new here again today. I had no idea what a digestive biscuit was. Had to look it up. I’m not sure if I have ever had one, but I think I have seen them here under the Wheaten brand or name. It was interesting reading about them – so Thanks! ALL of these truffles looks wonderful! Love you pictures and they all are making me wanting to bite into one!
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  • Jennifer @ Delicieux said:

    Those truffles look so good!! I love that they are a healthy version….that means I can have more right? :D
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  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    Love this recipe! So quick to make.. . I need to remember the recipe. I am often left wondering what dessert to make for guests which is quick and easy to make, (reasonably) healthy and still super tasty

  • Maureen said:

    These look too good to be healthier than the “real” ones. Yum!
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  • Faith said:

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, Sanjeeta! The truffles look delicious too — love how healthy they are!
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  • marla said:

    Such a great recipe Sanjeeta ~ love that there are digestive biscuits in these truffles!

  • rebecca said:

    these look divine love mcvities digestives :-)

  • Siya Rao said:

    Yummy n easy.. going to try soon:)

  • Joanne said:

    What fabulous truffles! They sound so decadent and delicious.

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes said:

    Light and healthy…what’s not to love these truffles!
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  • kankana said:

    Oh god .. the last photo is making me crave for it. It just shows how perfect these truffles came out.
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  • Nami | Just One Cookbook said:

    Your chocolate truffles look so perfect and just having one bite will take me to a happy place! I love that you added some textures in it to enjoy it as a whole. Simple quick treats are the best!
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  • Anitha said:

    Simply WOW! thanks for such healthy recipes Sanjeeta. Thank God you didnt add dates,(I dont like ‘em). love them, shall make them today for dessert :) thanks again!
    -Anitha

  • thyme (sarah) said:

    These are adorable. I love how easy they are and I wonder if the crumbled cookies inside give them a light crunch. They would made a wonderful little sweet gift for someone.
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  • ritu said:

    looking too good,,,,,,can we use chocate biscuits like bourn bon or any other

  • ea-the spicy rd said:

    Gorgeous!!! I’m thinking about what might work well in place of the Digestive Biscuits for a gluten-free version….Now I’ll be obsessing abou this all day :-)

  • Vanita said:

    So simple and elegant,I like these chocolatie recipes. Will try it some time soon

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