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Monday, 18 August 2014

Recipe: Golden Snitch Truffles Inspired By Harry Potter

For our We Love... Harry Potter series, we knew that a recipe was a must have. There are endless paragraphs in the books that leave your mouth watering with all the magical treats on offer, so it seemed only natural to try and re-create that magic.

This recipe was found via Pinterest (you can see the original recipe here) and as soon as I laid my eyes on these truffles I couldn't wait to give them a go.

I couldn't find any gluten free edible gold glitter powder, so I had to use the Onken gold shimmer spray for the whole recipe, but it worked really well and I was pretty impressed.
I also halved the recipe - here are the measurements I used to make 12 truffles:

• 120g milk chocolate chips
• 85g whipping cream
• 1 tbsp vanilla extract
• 45g cocoa powder
• 50g dark chocolate

First, you need to whip your cream and vanilla extract together to form stiff peaks and then fold this into your melted milk chocolate. Pop into the freezer for about 45 minutes, then mix in the cocoa powder and create your truffle shapes.

Use the shimmer spray to cover your truffles all over. Place these onto a separate plate and then pop into the fridge.
Then you need to melt the dark chocolate for the snitch wings. Using a piping bag, start drawing out the wings onto a sheet of baking paper.

For 12 truffles I needed to make 24 wings, but I made about 30 in case any broke (they did!). Pop this sheet into the freezer for a few minutes to set, remove and spray with the shimmer spray, and then return to the freezer to set for 10 minutes or so.
Take your truffles from the fridge and wings from the freezer, and then stick the wings to the truffles. The chocolate melts super quickly so it's fiddly but also quite easy to get the wings in place. Repeat with all of the truffles and then step back to admire your handiwork!

These are some of the tastiest truffles I've ever made, and definitely the most magical - I think this recipe would be great for a Halloween party!

We'd love to hear from you if you give this DIY a go - use the hash tag #eightandsixteen to share your photos with us!



  1. Looks awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks you very much for sharing these links. Will definitely check this out..
    Bridal Jewellery


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