“If there’s no chocolate in heaven, I’m not going!”
Author Unknown

Its almost time for Diwali…which is also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’. I usually try and make a different home-made sweet on Diwali because we get quite tired of the ‘mithais’ that do the rounds. It’s challenging to be different, and this time I decided to tread on new ground. I had an old truffle recipe, which I played around with a bit. These Italian Chocolate Truffles tasted divine, and make a lovely gift, especially after the dressing up,,,& are very easy to make! They have an intense almond flavour. I think I’m gonna skip the almonds for a few next time , and try a few with coffee, and some with an orange essence…just to experiment! I made these in a tearing hurry…and am glad I did!


Dark chocolate – 625 gms
Almond Extract – 2 tsp
Butter – 1/2 cup
Castor Sugar – 50gms
Ground Almonds – 50 gms (I run them in the coffee grinder with the skins)
Sprinkles, grated chocolate, cocoa powder & white chocolate to decorate.Candy cases.


  • Melt the chocolate with the extract in a double boiler , or over a pan of simmering water. Stir well to ensure melted right through.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted.
  • Take off heat, mix in the almonds & sugar.
  • Leave for a while to cool down.
  • Roll into small bite sized truffles, roll in sprinkles/grated chocolate etc.This is the bit I really enjoy!
  • THAT’S IT!! They are so simple to make!!
  • Makes approximately 5 dozen truffles.


I’m sending this as entry to a wonderful & festive blog event, for Diwali – Jihva Special Editon : The Festive Series.

Have a happy,safe & peaceful Diwali, festival & holiday season. We are going to celebrate just with sweets & lights … NO CRACKERS this year, as pollution levels are reaching an all time high. I guess it’s the least we can do.

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