1/6 Photos of A Partridge in a Chocolate Truffle Tree!
French Tart's Note:
This is such a wonderful way of serving your chocolate truffles at Christmas or New Year - or indeed any special winter festival! I do make my own truffles for this, but you can buy ready-made truffles for ease and speed of course! I love to see my family and friend's faces when I bring the coffee and "chocolates" out with this Truffle Tree! Allow yourself plenty of time to assemble this, the plant pot and the tree "trunk" can be prepared beforehand; once the chocolate truffle tree has been assembled, it will be fine for up to 2 days before you need to serve it, stored in a very cool and dry place - NOT a fridge however. I have made this with a well-known gold wrapped chocolate nut truffle before, as well as the white chocolate and coconut version by the same company! The truffles shown in my photos are local hand-made truffles, but any "firm" high chocolate truffle is fine. I have my own truffle recipe posted on zaar, A Symphony of French Chocolate Truffles which also works very well with this tree! Have fun - and just watch your guest's faces when you bring this out!! NB: You can also make this with marshmallows and other suitable sweets or candy, especially for children.
My Private Note
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- 1 kg good quality chocolate truffles or 1 kg marshmallows
For the Tree
- 1 (15 inch) foam balls
- 1 (10 -12 inch) length wood branches
- 15 -20 small white foam balls
- 1 plant pot
- florist's foam
- aluminum foil
- length ribbon
- cocktail stick
- 1Spray the "trunk" of the tree with a colour of your choice such as gold or silver.
- 2Spray the plant pot the same colour, allow them to dry for at least 4 hours.
- 3Cover the foam ball with aluminium foil and wrap securely around, taping if necessary.
- 4Place some pebbles in the bottom of the plant pot and then push the florist's foam in, on top of the pebbles - wedging it in so that it is firm.
- 5Stick the "trunk" into the foil-covered ball - firmly - then push the other end of the "trunk" into the florist's foam in the prepared plant pot. Make sure it is firm and does not rock, add some more pebbles.
- 6Tie a ribbon around the top of the "trunk" at the base of the foil-covered ball - then tie a large bow.
- 7Take a cocktail stick and push it into your truffle, (or other sweets/candy) then push the other end into the foam ball making sure it is securely positioned.
- 8Do this for all the chocolate truffles until the "tree" is full.
- 9Add some white foam packing balls around the top of the plant pot to resemble snow - brush off any loose cocoa and serve with coffee!
- 10Don't forget to pin your Partridge nearby! My Partridge is a glass bird, that was a gift from JoyfulCook!
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Nutritional Facts for A Partridge in a Chocolate Truffle Tree!
Serving Size: 1 (0 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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