Most of the time when I am on a baking marathon, I get to have some left overs of different pastries especially the fudgy chocolate brownies. When this happens I have the option of re-selling the left over pieces, but a few times I reuse the brownies for either a topping on donuts of even to make a chocolate donut batter.
This time round, I decided to settle with truffles using some of the left over brownies while incorporating a few other ingredients to it. Its a very quick and easy recipe, so stay tuned.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Prep time: 5 mins Chill time: 5 mins Total time: 10 mins
Yields: 16 truffles
Serves: 5 pax
- 4 pieces of leftover chocolate brownies
- 112 g of bitter sweet dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup of Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener
- 1/4 cup of crushed nuts ( cashews + pistachios)
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of Lemon (Yellow) Zest
- Rubber spatula
- Large mixing bowls
- Food processor / OR/ Blender
- Microwave / OR/ Double boiler
Step 1: Prep the brownies – First cut them into pieces, then crumble them using either a food processor or a blender. Place the crumbs into a bowl. Set it aside.
Step 2: Prep the chocolate – over a double boiler -( this is the method I prefer in melting chocolate) you can always heat it over a microwave with 30 seconds in between until all smooth.
Step 3: Mix the chocolate dough – add in the melted chocolate to the brownie crumble mix + cayenne + lemon zest, and mix everything well.
Step 4: Shape them into balls – Depending on the size you want, scoop a portion and with the help of both your palms, roll them out to a smooth ball. The consistency will be sticky, don’t you worry. Place them on a plate or a board with an inch space away from each other.
Step 5: Chill for 5 mins – They should be semi – hard, but not too hard and a little bit sticky.
Step 6: Coat them – Using a shallow dish, add the crushed mixed nuts + the monkfruit sweetener. Combine the two and start coating each of the truffles.
Step 7: Serve and enjoy. – You can basically taste the tartness from the lemons zest + the punch of chili at the back of your throat. Its the perfect combination to your palate.