Chestnut Truffles

14/08/2009 at 18:23 5 comments

Chestnut Truffles

What do you do when you have a mysterious can of chestnut puree in the back of the cupboard? Invent some chocolate chestnut- truffles of course! These are very simple to make and will please even the hardiest of vegan-vilifiers.


1 can unsweetened Chestnut Puree (about 2 cups)
3 tbsp + 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Icing- Sugar
a few drops vanilla extract
extra Icing Sugar and Cocoa for dusting

How To Make

Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl (except for the extra icing- sugar and cocoa for dusting).

Using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix all the ingredients together until well combined.

Truffle Mixture

Now, cover the mixture in cling film (cellophane, saran wrap) and leave for at least half an hour to firm up. You can do this either in the fridge or (if where you live is cold enough), out on the counter.

When it’s time, sieve some cocoa powder and a small amount of icing- sugar onto a plate ( I used more cocoa than icing-sugar to dust with which gave a good bitter contrast to the sweet centre of the truffle). Using your fingers, break off a small lump of the truffle mix and roll it into a ball-ish shape in your hands. Finally, roll the ball in the cocoa/icing-sugar mix on the plate and now you have your very own Chestnut truffle!

Rolling a Truffle in Cocoa and Icing Sugar

Repeat until all the mixture is used up, I made about twenty or so, but I’m not sure exactly, as I ate a few along the way.  The truffles can keep in the fridge for a couple days if necessary.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kestane Şekeri  |  08/01/2011 at 13:21

    Greetings. very nice explanation, thank you for this information.

  • 2. giespeas  |  26/08/2009 at 00:39

    Thanks Celine!

    let me know how you get on if you try the recipe out

  • 3. Celine  |  25/08/2009 at 13:59

    beyond great! I adore chestnuts in every possible form.

  • 4. giespeas  |  15/08/2009 at 09:30

    Thanks Quirky Vegan, let me know how you get on if you try them out. I reckon they’d be really good dipped in melted black chocolate too, will need to experiment further!

  • 5. Quirky Vegan  |  14/08/2009 at 21:38

    Oooh, these look yummy! And come to think of it, I do have a tin of chestnut puree kicking around the back of the cupboard.

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