Snowman Truffles filled with Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Ganache
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 2 mins
 
Adorably cute egg shaped snowmen truffles are filled with chocolate hazelnut coffee ganache and are decorated with cute candy buttons and a sunflower nose.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate hazelnut ganache, christmas themed dessert, snowman truffles
Servings: 40
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Ingredients
  • Ingredients: makes 40
Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Ganache-
  • 1/2 cup hot brewed Hazelnut Coffee
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate finely chopped
Chocolate Shells and Decorations-
  • 30 ounces melted and tempered white chocolate*
  • or melted white confectionery coating
  • 4 ounces melted and tempered semi-sweet chocolate*
  • or melted dark cocoa confectionery coating
  • 200 black edible pearls
  • 40 orange candy coated sunflower seeds
  • black food coloring marker
  • optional edible glitter
  • *For detailed information about working with and melting chocolate see my Chocolate Making Tips page.
Instructions
Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Ganache:
  1. Heat the heavy whipping cream.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of the hot coffee along with the hot cream over the chopped chocolate.
  3. Leave it sit for 2 minutes then stir until smooth.
  4. Let the ganache cool for 20-30 minutes.
Chocolate Shell and Decorations:
  1. Paint a thin layer of white chocolate into each egg shaped cavity in your candy molds.
  2. Chill for 5 minutes until hardened.
  3. Pipe chocolate ganache into the chocolate shells.
  4. Set aside for 1 hour.
  5. Pipe a layer of chocolate over top of the ganache and scrape off any excess chocolate.
  6. Chill for 5 minutes until the chocolate hardens.
  7. Un-mold.
  8. Pipe melted chocolate tree limbs onto parchment paper.
  9. Allow them to harden.
  10. Attach two black pearl eyes and 1 orange candy coated sunflower seed nose using a bit of white chocolate to each egg shaped truffle. Draw on the dots for the smile using a food coloring marker. Then attach three black pearl buttons.
  11. Spoon about a teaspoon or so of white chocolate onto a piece of parchment paper.
  12. Allow it to start setting, then place one truffle in the center.
  13. If using, sprinkle edible glitter over top.
  14. Use some white chocolate to attach two stick arms to each truffle.