amaretto and black pepper truffleThese Amaretto and Black Pepper truffles were born out of pure procrastination. I was meant to be helping with painting skirting boards but was trying to find anything other than exactly that to do. Hence, I made truffles.

amaretto and black pepper truffleThe process went as follows:

We definitely need cake to fuel our D.I.Y’ing
What can I bake?
We have no eggs!
We do have chocolate though…
Truffles it is
Oh look, I have run out of time for D.I.Y. Whoops
Mmmm truffles

amaretto and black pepper truffle

150g milk chocolate
50g plain chocolate
14g butter
2 tbsp Amaretto
Black pepper

Melt the chocolate in a bowlΒ over a bain marie. Take off the heat and add the butter. Stir until the butter is completely melted also. Add the Amaretto and a generous pinch of black pepper. Stir well and leave to cool. Once the mixture has cooled you can scoop out small chunks and roll them into balls.

I purposely left out adding in any more sugar as there was plenty in the chocolate anyway, and the Amaretto had enough sweetness to ensure the truffles were not bitter.

amaretto and black pepper truffle

I decorated mine by rolling in cacao powder and topping each one with a flake of almond to compliment the chosen liqueur and a piece ofΒ chopped dried cranberry. You could really finish them however you want. I also left the finished truffles out for an hour to dry out a little bit so they were easier to pick up and eat.

9 Comments on “Amaretto and Black Pepper Truffles

  1. That procrastination sounds quite familiar. Infact, I’m doing something similar right now! I’m intrigued by this recipe – I’m not adverse to pepper in sweet goods and am a bit of an amaretto addict…


    • It’s a really subtle flavour that just warms up the amaretto a little. I think if I make them again I might put a little more in. Let me know if you give it a go. Xx


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