Wednesday 28 August 2013

Slimming World Chocolate Truffles

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.

 I'm sending this to We Should Cocoa, hosted by Elizabeth's Kitchen on behalf of Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog, as the challenge this month is to make chocolate truffles.


  1. MMmmm low cal chocolates, excellent!! These sound delightfully delicious and guilt free :) Thank you for sharing with We Should Cocoa!

  2. Oh I bet these were delicious Caroline, I quite like the flavour contrast that sour cream would bring. Thanks for joining in with We Should Cocoa - I know you were pressed for time.

  3. These look amazing and low fat too! Please pass the bowl over.

  4. ooh! chocolate truffles-scrumptious!


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