Fruity Nutty Truffley Morsels


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Don’t you just love it when you re-discover an old recipe that you absolutely love?  I first made today’s recipe about 8 years ago when I was on a make-it-yourself Christmas present spree.

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Friends and family were inundated with homemade Christmas cakes, chutneys, granola, and a lucky few received some of today’s recipe:  Fruity Nutty Truffley Morsels.

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If you’re a fan of Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut but also love dark chocolate, you will go wild for these truffley morsels.  Dark chocolate ganache mingles with orange zest, toasted pistachios, almonds and figs to create a really rather delectable treat.

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It takes all of 20 minutes to whip up at batch (plus chilling time of course…for you and the chocolates hopefully), so if you’re looking for the perfect (last minute) way to spoil your Mother this Mother’s Day then these are the answer.

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And if, like me, the little person in your life is too small to commandeer kitchen just yet, then what better excuse to spoil yourself.  Happy Mother’s Day all.

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This time last year:  Oops, we were offline for a while!
This time 2 years ago: Avocado “Pesto” Pasta
This time 3 years ago:  Sweet Potato & Kale Cakes

Fruity Nutty Truffley Morsels

Makes around 40 pieces (1cm x 4cm)

100ml double cream
175g dark chocolate (55-70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
4 dried figs, chopped into small pieces
150g shelled unsalted pistachios
100g blanched almonds
1 orange, finely grated zest only

To make:
  1. Line a lightly greased container (around 13x19cm or 16cm square – you can use whatever you have to hand and adjust the size of your morsels accordingly) with cling film.
  2. In a frying pan over a low heat, gently toast the pistachios and almonds for around 5 minutes until they start to smell delicious – don’t let them colour too much so keep an eye on them and keep them moving.
  3. Gently warm the cream in a saucepan until it starts to bubble slightly at the edges.  Place the chocolate in a bowl and pour over the warmed cream.  Leave for a moment before gently stirring until all of the chocolate is melted.
  4. Stir in the nuts, orange zest and figs, making sure everything is well distributed.
  5. Pour into the prepared dish, cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours until fully set.
  6. Remove from the dish using the cling film as a sling and gently peel off the cling film.  Cut into chunks and either re-refrigerate until ready to serve or eat immediately!
In advance:

The morsels will keep happily in the fridge for 4 days in a sealed container.

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