Homemade chocolates are always a special treat. This truffle recipe incorporates the distinct spice mixture of gingerbread and makes the perfect festive treat for the Christmas holidays.
Placed in a clear cellophane bag and wrapped with a pretty bow these truffles make the perfect edible gift for every chocolate lover or a baby shower buffet.
How are gingerbred truffles called in German?
Gingerbread truffles are called "Lebkuchentrüffel" or "Lebkuchenpralinen" in German.
How to pronounce "Lebkuchentrüffel" and "Lebkuchenpralinen" in German?
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Authentic German Gingerbread Truffles Recipe
- 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 oz. dark chocolate
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ⅓ cup roughly chopped hazelnuts or walnuts
- 1 ½ tsp. ground gingerbread spice
For the Topping
- 4-6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil or shortening
- Chop chocolate and add to a medium bowl.
- In a small saucepan bring heavy whipping cream to a boil and pour the heavy cream over the chocolate.
- Stir until the chocolate has completely dissolved.
- Add the gingerbread spice and the nuts and stir until everything is well combined.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Scoop one teaspoon of the chocolate mixture and shape the dough into bite sized balls.
- Heat coconut oil or shortening and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth.
- Remove from heat and dip truffles, one at a time, into the chocolate, and place on a cooling rack.
- Allow chocolate to set.
- Store in a cool place, in an airtight container.
How to store truffles?
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can use a plastic container or a mason jar.
The truffles should keep about 2-3 week, but I bet they wont last as long.