Halloween Treats: Popping Chocolate Truffle Monsters

Halloween popping candy truffles

This weekend, Flea and I cooked up some Halloween treats, including these fab little chocolate truffle Halloween monsters.

If I say so myself, they’re ridiculously yummy, and dead simple to make, with just a handful of ingredients. Perfect to make with kids this Halloween.

Halloween Chocolate Truffle Monsters

  • 350g cooking chocolate (milk)
  • 1/2 cup whipping/double cream
  • 2 tbsp canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg
  • Candy eyeballs
  • 3 tbsp popping candy (optional)
  • Cocoa powder


chocolate truffles halloween

  • Start by chopping 300g of the chocolate into really small pieces, and put into a bowl at room temperature.
  • Mix the spices in a bowl, according to taste. This recipe will make a very lightly flavoured truffle, with just a hint of seasonal warmth, but you can omit the spices if you prefer.
  • In a pan, combine the double cream, spices and pumpkin. Stir gently and heat until it’s just barely boiling.
  • Pour the hot cream mixture over your bowl of chopped chocolate. Stir until all the chocolate has melted and you have a smooth mixture (if your kitchen is very cold and the chocolate fails to melt, by all means zap it in the microwave for 20 seconds).

halloween truffles recipe

  • Use a whisk to stir the melted chocolate and cream until it’s smooth.
  • Next, drop in a BIG sprinkle of popping candy – we used about 3 tablespoons of popping candy.

halloween truffle recipe

  • At this stage, you’ll need to cover your bowl with some tin foil, and pop it into the fridge for at least four hours to set.
  • Once your chocolate has set, you can prepare for phase 2 of the recipe. Start by finely grating the remaining chocolate, and set it to one side.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop the set chocolate and roll into small, inch-sized balls using cool hands – dust your hands with a little cocoa powder if it’s too sticky.

halloween truffles recipe

  • Roll each ball in the grated chocolate to coat it, then set onto a sheet of greaseproof paper. The mixture should make around 24-25 little balls. Work quickly and don’t let your hands get too warm, or it’s all going to get pretty messy… (we used a bag of frozen peas for hand cooling, we’re professional like that)

chocolate truffle recipe

  • Once all your balls are complete, melt any leftover grated chocolate, and use it as a glue to stick candy eyeballs onto your monsters.
  • If you prefer, you can use icing to decorate your truffles – Flea got highly creative, adding little moustaches and hats to our monster truffles.

We found putting the monsters into the fridge for an hour lets them set a little more firmly – after that, just store them in an airtight container for as long as they stick around!


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halloween chocolate monster truffles with popping candy

17 thoughts on “Halloween Treats: Popping Chocolate Truffle Monsters”

  1. A melon baller or mini ice cream scoop is another way to avoid the messy hands issue. You can also pipe them out into blobs using a piping bag, chill and then roll them into perfect balls…

  2. I actually love all the tips in this post – as well as the finished product. Frozen peas to keep your hands cool is awesome – I will totally be using that one in future – especially when I’m baking with the kids!

  3. Love it! Fab that they contain pumpkin for extra seasonalishness (I started that sentence before I realised there wasn’t a word within my vocabulary to finish it). I would definitely include the popping candy too, particularly entertaining with young children…

  4. I’m not a fan of Halloween on the whole, but I AM a fan of chocolate! These look fantastic, I think I might make these with the kids so that they don’t feel completely left out when I won’t let them go traipsing around the streets in costume asking for sweets . . . #grumpyoldhag
    I love Flea’s decorative skills!

  5. They look yummy and they would be a hit in our house! I’ve just pinned, hoping I can find canned pumpkin to give them a go with my monkeys.

  6. I think I just put on 3lb in weight reading this post. They look blummin lovely and the ease of the recipe makes it great for the boys to do with me since anything too complex gets abandoned!

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