Fairtrade Chocolate Truffles

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 09/03/2014 | Category: Fairtrade

We continue our celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight (24th Feb – 9th March) with an indulgent recipe for chocolate truffles.

The recipe is detailed below and, as always, we would love to hear your feedback at the foot of this article.

• Preparation Time:  Around 30 minutes
• Cooking Time: 2 hours (chilling)
• Serves:  24 truffles


  • 150g (5.5oz) Co-op Fairtrade dark chocolate
  • 150ml (5floz) double cream
  • 25g (1oz) unsalted butter
  • 15ml (1tbsp) brandy (optional)
  • 150g (5.5oz) melted Fairtrade milk chocolate


Break 150g (5.5oz) dark chocolate into squares and place in a food processor. Process until granular.

Place 150ml (5floz) double cream, 25g (1oz) unsalted butter and 15ml (1tbsp) brandy(optional) in a pan and bring to the boil.

Turn the food processor on and add the hot cream mixture in a steady stream to the chocolate mixture through the feeder tube until smooth.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover with cling film and chill for several hours.

Spoon into walnut-sized pieces and roll in your hands to form balls. Do not over-handle as the heat will melt the truffles.

Place on a wire rack over a baking sheet and carefully spoon 150g (5.5oz) melted milk chocolate over the balls. Chill in the fridge until needed.  

Note: This recipe has one or more red traffic lights. It’s fine to eat occasionally or as a treat.


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