A Partridge in a Chocolate Truffle Tree!

300 mins (prep 240, cooking 60)
1 ingredients
1 servings
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.

Categories:  technique , christmas , no-cook , scottish , french , finger-food , novelty , holiday , chocolate , toddler-friendly , served-cold , european , kid-friendly , presentation , candy , heirloom~historical , english , dessert ,
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  • 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


Serving Size (1015.0 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3180.0 Calories from Fat 18.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.0g 3.08%
Saturated Fat 0.56g 2.8%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 800.0mg 33.33%
Total Carbohydrate 813.0g 271.0%
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g 4.0%
Sugars 575.6 g %
Protein 18.0g 36.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 30.0mg% Iron 2.3mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white, aluminum foil, ribbon