White chocolate and cranberry truffles

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Quick, easy and delicious, these white chocolate and cranberry truffles make for the perfect Christmas treat; the creamy white chocolate blends beautifully with the sharp cranberry and zesty orange for a fabulous grown-up treat.

Make a batch to serve as an after dinner treat for guests or package them up and give them as a thoughtful homemade gift to friends and neighbours.

white chocolate and cranberry truffles

Makes: 20 truffles   Prep time: 30 minutes

You’ll need:

  • 150g fresh cranberries
  • 3 tbsp Cointreau
  • 1 tsp granted orange zest
  • 500g white chocolate, suitable for cooking
  • 600g double cream
  • 25g unsalted butter


  1. Place the cranberries, Cointreau and orange zest into a small pan, bring to a simmer and cook until softened and syrupy. Leave to cool.
  2. Chop or break 300g of the chocolate into small pieces and put into a heatproof bowl. Place the cream and butter into a small saucepan, heat until just about to boil, pour over the chocolate and stir until melted. If the chocolate doesn’t melt with the heat of the cream, place over a saucepan of simmering water for a few minutes and stir until the chocolate has melted.
  3. Stir in the cranberries and leave to cool, then place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. With a small spoon or melon baller scoop spoonfuls of the mix and roll into balls, then pop into the freezer for approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Melt the remaining chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.
  6. Place each ball on a fork and dip into the melted chocolate, swirling around until coated, place on a sheet of baking parchment, leave to set in the fridge. These delicious truffles are best served straight from the fridge.

Cooks Tip: These lovely truffles make an ideal Christmas gift, place in little paper cases and then in a small gift box wrapped in ribbon, store in the fridge and eat within a week.


Recipe courtesy of www.berryworld.com

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23rd Dec 2015
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I'm in the middle of making these. Mixture been in fridge now for over 5 hours but not set. Hopefully be better in the morning but if not any ideas to fix?
14th Dec 2015
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Would love to make truffle but don't use cream can I use anything in its place
15th Dec 2015
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You could try Alpro soya cream but not sure if it will be thick enough - worth a try.
14th Dec 2015
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Im going to make is there an alternative to the alcohol ?
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Try orange juice Mirry .. I'm sure that will work 😉

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