Growing up, my siblings and I were always so excited for the Christmas season. Of course as children you look forward to Santa visiting but we always looked forward to my moms excessive Christmas baking. Every year she would whip up more desserts than we knew what to do with and we loved it!
Pumpkin and Banana Breads, Cakes, Raspberry Tarts. Cream Cheese Bars, Chocolate Macaroons the list really goes on and on. There was one dessert that though that we looked forward to more than any of the others, Truffles. We were able to get involved in the process of preparing them and rolling them up in our favourite toppings. This is a memory I will have forever with my mom.
I'm sharing with you this super easy recipe because I want it to inspire some holiday fun with your siblings, children, friends etc. These truffles freeze up perfectly so you can make large batches and freeze to give as gifts or to snack on at a later date.
What makes these tasty, chocolaty bites so wonderful is that there are 3 simple ingredients. Icing Sugar, Cocoa, and Butter / Margarine, that's all you need!
TRUFFLES 1/2 C Cocoa
1/2 C Butter / Margarine, softened
1 1/2 C Icing Sugar
Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl working them together with a fork (moms way) or use your hands to start the process of combining and finish with a fork (my way). Use a teaspoon to scoop the mixture to your hands, roll between palms to form a ball.
Have a station set out with your toppings. For example, this year I prepared cocoa and sea salt truffles as well as traditional truffles with sprinkles. You can roll them up in chopped walnuts, salty peanuts, icing sugar, cocoa, sprinkles, and so much more. Simply roll the truffles through the topping and transfer to a parchment lined tray to cool in fridge at least 1 hour.
Place them in mini muffin slips and set them out on the table for all to enjoy.
**NOTE I've made truffles with both butter / margarine in the past and prefer the butter as it makes a denser, richer truffle.
When you taste one, you will see that simplicity in a dessert can still be heavenly.
I hope you add them to your Holiday menu for next year and really have fun with them! I know it's one tradition I'll carry on for my mother for years to come!
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.