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Chocolate Pistachio Truffles

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These chocolate truffles are luscious, silky, rich and nutty, plus easy-to-make.  truffles are great as an indulgent end to a meal or as a gift for any occasion. For the truffles you'll need only 5 ingredients and pistachios for coating.

Why not to try our creamy almond cheesecake truffles too!

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Two main ingredients for these truffles:

  • Dark chocolate: When recipes have very few ingredients, it's important to choose quality ones. For these truffles we use Lindt 70% chocolate bar but feel free to use any other kind of quality dark chocolate (Baker's chocolateLindtGhirardelliGuittard, Valrhona) you have on hand. We don't recommend using chocolate chips for the truffles as they don't melt easily. Prepare the chocolate by chopping it finely on a cutting board using a kitchen knife

  • Pistachios: These truffles are packed with pistachios. The truffle mixture is enriched with chopped pistachio then again they are coated into finely chopped pistachios. Nice and crunchy! Toast them in the oven (they will need only 3-4 minutes at 175°C/347°F) to release their aroma and make them crunchy. Once toasted, finely chop on the cutting board or blitz in a food processor.

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Making chocolate ganache

  1. Place the chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl then heat the whipping cream on a low heat until it just start to simmer and pour over the chocolate. 

  2. Leave for 2-3 minutes then stir with a silicon spatula until you get a smooth texture. If the chocolate doesn't melt completely (70% cocoa chocolate is pretty solid), then place the bowl with chocolate mixture over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted.

  3. Add butter and coarsely chopped pistachios and stir again until everything combined. Place the ganache in the fridge for about 30-40 minutes to firm enough for rolling. 

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Rolling the truffles

Now, it's fun part of rolling the truffles. Place finely chopped pistachios into shallow bowl or plate. Take the chocolate ganache from the fridge, measure one teaspoon and roll into ball between your palms as best as you can.

Roll the truffle in chopped pistachios and place on a tray. Repeat with the rest of the ganache. You can serve truffles immediately - if not keep the truffles in the fridge until serving.

These truffles will look amazing served on these pretty and durable porcelain plates.

How to store chocolate pistachio truffles

It's the best to keep the truffles in a storage container between sheets of baking paper and store in the fridge for about 1 week. For the best texture and flavour take out from the fridge 30 minutes before serving.

Freeze for up to 2 months, then defrost overnight in the fridge.

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Chocolate Pistachio Truffles

MAKES: 24 truffles
COOKS IN: 30 minutes plus cooling time


For the truffles

For the coating


  1. Spread pistachio evenly on a baking sheet and toast in the oven on 175°C (347°F) for about 3-4 minutes. Once toasted, remove from the tray and cool. Divide into two, one half chop coarsely while the other half chop finely and set aside.

  2. Chop finely the chocolate on a wooden board and place in a heatproof bowl.

  3. Place the whipping cream in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat until it just starts to simmer. 

  4. Pour over chopped chocolate, leave for a few minutes then slowly stir with silicon spatula until completely melted. Add butter and vanilla extract and continue to stir until incorporated. 

  5. Add finely chopped pistachios and combine. Cover the mixture with cling film over the top and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours until firm enough to scoop.

  6. Place finely chopped pistachios in a shallow dish or a plate. Scoop the ganache using a teaspoon or a small cookies scoop and roll into balls about the size of walnut. Roll each ball in the pistachios until evenly coated. Place truffles on the tray and keep in the fridge until serving.

Handy equipment:

Cutting Board
Kitchen Knife
Heatproof Bowl
Silicon Spatula

CATEGORIES: Truffles & Candy, Quick & Easy, No-Bake Desserts 
Chocolate, Pistachio

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