Vanilla fudge and chocolate truffles – gifts for giving

I’m sharing a couple of Christmas classics today – vanilla fudge and chocolate truffles. I have never been a fudge fan, and can’t remember ever trying it before meeting Jared. He loves the stuff. Chocolate is more my thing, so I decided to combine them to create an indulgent treat.

Both fudge and truffles are open to so many possibilities. I went for plain vanilla fudge but you could add orange, mint, peanut butter, marshmallows or chocolate. I like to overcook my fudge a little (it’s purposeful, honest). I prefer the burnt taste it gives and the less sticky texture. I hope this doesn’t offend any fudge experts out there.

A basic truffle recipe is very easy to adapt to incorporate new and exciting flavours. I chose vanilla with a cocoa coating, almond with ground almond coating, chocolate orange with a dark chocolate coating and chocolate with a flaked milk chocolate coating.

Packaging wise, Home Bargains do a fantastic range of cupcake boxes with a clear window. Remove the dividers and you have a versatile presentation box. I used greaseproof paper along the bottom, added the fudge, then added another layer of greaseproof paper, and popped the truffles on top.

I thought I’d add that neither of these are particularly child friendly makes – fudge is bubbly and hot, and truffles really need an adult to shape and coat.

Happy giving!

E xx

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4 Comments

  1. 15th December 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Ooh they look lovely, I adore truffles! I might make some if we have some time next week, never seem to find the time to do everything!
    Nat.x

    • Esther
      17th December 2016 / 11:07 pm

      They are good because you do them in stages…do a bit…go out then come back and finish them off. I was really pleased with these actually! x

  2. 17th December 2016 / 2:22 pm

    These look so lovely – you give just the nicest gifts x

    • Esther
      17th December 2016 / 11:07 pm

      Wah Donna! Thank you x

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