Pretty as a picture, these truffles are easy (if not a little messy!) to make. But you will be left with festive creamy white chocolate truffles with a raspberry pink chocolate centre – the perfect Christmas treat for white chocolate lovers.
350 grams white chocolate, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon freeze-dried raspberry powder (I used Fresh-As brand)
375 grams white chocolate melts
large toothpicks or small skewers
candy snowflakes (or other decoration)
½ cup finely chopped pistachios
Melt the first measure of white chocolate with the cream in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water – do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the water.
Once melted, whisk in the raspberry powder and scrape the mixture into a shallow container, then refrigerate.
Once cooled, scoop out teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls. Place the balls onto a plastic-wrap lined tray and freeze for 30 minutes.
Melt the white chocolate melts in bursts in the microwave, according to the packet instructions, or use the method described in the first step.
Remove the truffles from the freezer. Skewer them one by one and dip them in the melted white chocolate, twirling to coat then twirling again above the melted chocolate to remove any excess.
Sprinkle with snowflakes or pistachios (or leave plain) and stand upright in containers (I used shot glasses) until cool and hard. Makes 28-30.