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Troufakia – Greek Homemade Chocolate Truffles

If the traditional Greek Christmas desserts seem complicated to you to make, this homemade chocolate truffles recipe is just ideal. We call them troufakia.

As no great cooking skills are required, troufakia (or troyfakia) are really easy to make.  This is great if you want to treat your Christmas visitors or you make a visit to family or friends. What I also like with this troufakia recipe is that it does not require any special ingredients as you can easily find them in any store.This recipe will only take you around 5o minutes to make. and gives around 25 to 30 pieces. An important warning: once these homemade chocolate truffles are ready, they will disappear in just one moment! My kids just love them!

For for the trivia the Greek word for troufakia is τρουφάκια.

Chocolate Truffles

Troufakia – Ingredients

  • 250 g of Petit beurre biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons of cognac or brandy
  • 125 g of couverture chocolate
  • 160 g of butter
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 teacup of walnuts, chopped
  • 200 g of powdered cocoa or chocolate sprinkles for coating

Troufakia – Instructions

  1. Start this troufakia recipe by taking a blender and add the biscuits and the cognac. Blend until biscuits are crushed into small pieces.
  2. Chop the chocolate into small pieces
  3. Place it with the butter in a pot.
  4. Place the pot into a bigger pot (Bain Marie)
  5. Warm the mixture over medium temperature until the chocolate melts.
  6. Remove the pot from oven. Add the biscuits, the sugar, and the walnuts.
  7. Mix it well until it becomes a unified mixture.
  8. Take a small portion and shape the chocolate truffles into balls.
  9. Roll the chocolate truffles in cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles.
  10. Place over the plate.
  11. Then, allow them to become harder by placing them in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  12. Serve.

I hope you enjoy these easy homemade troufakia! Stay tuned for more Greek dessert recipes. Enjoy!

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