Fairtrade Chocolate Truffles

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Serves: 24 truffles
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: Chill for 2 hours


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


  1. Break 150g (5.5oz) dark chocolate into squares and place in a food processor. Process until granular.
  2. Place 150ml (5floz) double cream, 25g (1oz) unsalted butter and 15ml (1tbsp) brandy(optional) in a pan and bring to the boil.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover with cling film and chill for several hours.
  5. Spoon into walnut-sized pieces and roll in your hands to form balls. Do not over-handle as the heat will melt the truffles.
  6. 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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