Summer can make you lazy! It is a fact. Especially August! August in Greece is like a big national celebration. Except that it lasts not just one day but the whole month! Nothing is moving and almost nothing is working! There is “no news” in August as people say. All the beaches and taverns are full of people enjoying their holidays and everyone is in do-nothing mood! I couldn’t be an exception of course! But I think it is time to stop lazing and start my everyday routine again and I am sure that walnut and biscuits chocolate truffles is a marvelous way to be back!
This is another recipe from my family’s old cookbook. Another old but heavenly delicious recipe! It is not coincidental that most of these recipes have last all over these years and still are a hit whenever I make them. Maybe some people think that they are not “in fashion” anymore but if you try these walnut and biscuits chocolate truffles you will change your mind once and for all. They are chocolaty, they are sweet, they are nutty, they are crunchy and absolutely addictive! Perfection in one bite! One is never enough, so be careful! If you are on a diet don’t try them. You against them? They will win for sure!
If you are not on a diet, in the other hand, this recipe will be one of your favorites without a doubt. Not only because is super delicious but also because is so easy. 30 minutes of your life and some simple ingredients are enough for a treat that will make your day! No eggs required, or butter, or heavy cream! Only walnuts, petit-beurre biscuits, sugar, water and cocoa. And chocolate sprinkles of course! Simple, isn’t it?
So don’t be late! Start making these chocolate truffles and everyone will thank you!
Walnut and Biscuit Chocolate Truffles
- 250 gr chopped walnuts
- 225 gr crushed petit-beurre biscuits
- 200 gr dark chocolate sprinkles for coating
- 3 tablespoons brandy
- for the syrup
- 250 gr sugar
- 230 gr water
- 35 gr cocoa
In a big bowl mix chopped walnuts and crushed biscuits until well combined.
In a big sauce pan add the sugar, water and cocoa, whisk to incorporate and bring to a boil over medium heat. Be careful because it will bubble up.
Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
Add the syrup to the biscuits and mix very well.
Let stay at room temperature for about an hour covered with a kitchen towel.
Put the chocolate sprinkles in a bowl and the brandy to another.
Moisten the palms of your hands with a little brandy, take small amounts of the mixture and shape each to a ball.
Roll the chocolate balls into the chocolate sprinkles until well covered.
Place the chocolate truffles in a bowl and put them in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.