Christmas Maple Truffles

Christmas / Desserts / Seasonal / Sweet Treats

Maple Truffles
10-12 portions


  • 250g 55% dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 250ml double cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 100g maple sugar flakes or maple sugar (or a selection of both)


  1. In a pan bring the cream and lemon zest to a boil, then add the earl grey tea bag and take off the heat.
  2. Leave to infuse for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bag from the cream, then bring the cream to the boil again.
  4. Place the chocolate in a bowl and pour over the cream. Stir until combined, adding the butter bit by bit.
  5. Place the bowl in the fridge for 5 hours to cool and firm up.
  6. Using a spoon to remove portions of the truffles, roll each piece in your hands before rolling in flakes or sugar to coat

Easy to make, even easier to eat! This easy truffle recipe made with pure Canadian maple syrup is a tasty Christmas snack and make lovely gifts too.

Find more Christmas recipes in our free ‘A Very Maple Christmas’ cookbook here.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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