Yes, it is possible to follow the Slimming World diet and still eat chocolate - even chocolate truffles!
Nothing is forbidden on Slimming World, but several foods have a "syn" number - similar to the Weightwatchers points system - and as long as you add up your syns, and try to stick within a certain number, you can eat pretty much whatever you want. Of course you can't eat that much chocolate... but it's up to you!
We had a food tasting at my Slimming World group last week and were asked to bring canapes or bite sized treats, as it was a celebration of the Woman of the Year competition. I found a recipe for chocolate truffles on the Slimming World website and thought they would be perfect for a celebration. I adapted the recipe as it asked for half-fat double cream, and I had half-fat sour cream in the fridge already opened, and decided to try out the recipe using this instead. They tasted really nice!
I also halved the quantities given and made ten truffles, which worked out at 3.5 syns each.
60ml half-fat sour cream
100g plain chocolate, finely chopped
1 tbsp liqueur of your choice - I used Chambord black raspberry liqueur, though an orange liqueur would also be nice
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Gently heat the cream in a pan and add the chocolate; stir until melted.
Add the liqueur
Stir until you have a glossy and thick chocolate mixture.
In the past I've had problems with putting chocolates into the fridge to set, where it has set rock hard onto the plate and I couldn't get it off! So I decided to line a small bowl with greaseproof paper which would be easy to peel off. I left it in the fridge overnight.
When you are ready to make the truffles, place the cocoa powder in a small bowl.
I didn't take any photos of this part as it was quite messy - but check out this post I wrote after attending a chocolate making class. Peel the greaseproof paper off the chocolate, and taking small pieces, roll between your hands into a ball. Then roll in the cocoa powder. I ended up with a lovely little bowl of chocolate truffles that tasted delicious.