- Dish type
- Chocolate sweets
These aren't your typical truffles! They're hard on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. Makes 5 dozen, so great to give as food gifts!
35 people made this
- 2 eggs
- 125g caster sugar
- 110g unsweetened cooking chocolate
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons plain flour
- 400g ground almonds
- 5 tablespoons icing sugar for decoration
MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr35min
- Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Grate chocolate and add to egg mixture. Add remaining ingredients and beat well. Shape into a ball. Chill in refrigerator at least one hour.
- Shape chilled dough into small balls (about 1cm in diameter). Roll each in icing sugar.
- Place balls on greased baking tray and allow to dry in warm room (kitchen) for 4-5 hours. Bake at 240 C / Gas 9 for 3-5 minutes. Cool on tray for 10 minutes.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(20)
Reviews in English (15)
These didn't turn out AT ALL like described, and with 400g ground almonds in you could taste nothing else. Are the quantities in this recipe right?-11 Dec 2013
This recipe is awesome! For my French class, the final was to make a recipe and then do other work showing how to make it, etc. I chose this recipe and my class loved it. I didn't use almonds, however. Instead, I used crushed cinnamon graham crackers. Believe me, it is a great alternative to use rather than the traditional almonds.-15 Dec 2002
I made these for my French class, and they were a big success. I would recommend using a food processor for the almonds and the chocolate. It's a huge time saver and it's really easy. I just used a small one that attached to my blender, so you don't need a big fancy one. Also, when you bake them, don't use a convection overn. I did, and my cookies didn't turn out as crunchy as I had hoped.This is a great recipe, I'm definately making these again!-20 Feb 2006