Christmas Recipes

Festive Red Velvet Truffles

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approximately 40
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Cadbury Festive Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

These cute little truffles have a surprising chocolate flavoured centre that is perfect for Christmas.

What you need

250g PHILADELPHIA Block Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup shortbread biscuit crumbs
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons CADBURY BOURNVILLE Cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
Red food colouring (tasteless)

220g CADBURY Milk Chocolate Melts
3 teaspoons vegetable oil
Christmas decals and sprinkles, for decorating

Make it

  1. STIR together the PHILLY, biscuit crumbs, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and food colouring. Mix well. Roll teaspoonsful into balls, place on a lined tray and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe plastic bowl on 50% POWER. Begin with 20 second bursts then reduce to shorter bursts as the chocolate melts, stirring well between each burst of power. Only microwave until 75% of the chocolate has melted. The rest will melt as you stir it. Stir through the oil.
  3. SKEWER a truffle, dip in melted chocolate and then allow excess to drop off then place onto a lined tray then decorate as desired. Repeat with the remaining truffles and chocolate. Allow to set at room temperature then store in an airtight container, refrigerated, until required.

TIP: If the chocolate begins to thicken in the bowl on standing, warm slightly by waving a hairdryer on a warm setting over the top of the bowl. This is a gentle way of warming the chocolate without overheating and losing the temper.