Thursday, 17 December 2015

Tim Tam Nutella Truffles

nudie Tim Tam balls :=) 


Versions of these delicious little treats have been going the rounds of the Net lately, especially white chocolate ones.  I made these last year, and figured it can only be a good thing to post them again. Mine are a little different to others, in that I roll them in roasted hazelnut meal before coating in dark chocolate.  You may see a bit of an obsession here with hazelnuts and chocolate.  Okay I admit it, it is one of my fave flavour combos.  So as you can imagine, I am a bit of a Nutella freak, (which you may have noticed before in some of my recipes).  


ingredients:

100g. hazelnuts

250g. original Tim Tams 

250g. cream cheese

2 big tbs Nutella

150g. chocolate, melted (I like to use dark chocolate)

Bling i.e. cachous, chocolate hail etc, to throw on top (optional)


Method:

Roast the hazelnuts in a 180C oven for about 12 minutes

Cool for a few minutes, then blitz in a food processor till they become fine meal.  Make sure they don't turn into paste!

Put aside till you do the rolling

Throw the Tim Tams into the processor (no need to clean from blitzing the nuts) and zap away till you have fine crumbs

Add the cream cheese and Nutella and blitz till well combined

Spoon the mixture into a bowl and place in the freezer for 20 mins.

Take it out and form into walnut sized balls - or the size of your choice

Back they go into the freezer for 15 minutes

Take them out and roll them in the hazelnut meal

Into the fridge now for a bit of chillin'

Melt the chocolate and let it cool for a few minutes

Spoon it over the tops of the balls and throw on the bling 

Back into the fridge for a bit more chillin'

Wrap some in cellophane and tie with ribbon for gifting

Tips:

Use whatever version of Tim Tams you fancy; dark choc would be nice

Throw in a few tablespoons of cream with the chocolate before melting if you want the topping to be a bit softer

Okay I have to confess now; I have made nudie balls!  Yes it got to the point where I had made the balls, it was getting late and I thought - right i can bling them tomorrow. Then in the morning I thought - nup, nudie balls are the go.  So that's what I made this year.  They taste great; they are nice and light and not too sweet, and so easy to make. So go ahead and do the nudie thing!


grab your ingredients


all blitzed - sure I know what it looks like :)


getting ready to rock and roll   


nudie balls ready for eating or gifting  


so delish 



my nutty doodle  


8 comments:

  1. These look super yummy! I don't know anyone that isn't in love with the chocolate hazelnut combo so these would be very popular! :D

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    1. i made a batch to gift to friends, but I think I may have eaten rather a lot of them:)

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    1. Thanks Fiona. I like the nudie look of them.

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  3. OMG! these would taste fantastic...hard to stop at one. I'd better not make them Sherry ;)

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    1. we actually still have a few in the fridge Jem. amazing. I like that they are not too sweet especially if you do the nudie version. Merry xmas to you!!

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  4. These look delicious. I'm still yet to have my very first Tim Tam!

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    1. oh my, Tas. you really have to rectify that asap:=) Tim Tams are a must!

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