Sambuca & Almond Truffles

Julie Miguel is a digital content producer with a specialization in food media as well as an active food blogger located in Toronto, Canada. The focus of her blog, Daily Tiramisu, is to empower home cooks to be fearless in the kitchen and she does this by taking traditionally difficult recipes and making them easier to execute.

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I hope everyone is enjoying their December so far!  For those of you who haven’t started baking yet – don’t fret!  Here is a quick no-bake cookie/truffle that will impress!

This is a classic no-bake cookie recipe that if you are Italian you have likely tired before.  These truffles are ridiculously easy to prepare.  The most time consuming part is forming the balls.  I am a perfectionist so this is the part that frustrated me the most.  However, these treats have a beautiful presentation and would look great on any holiday cookie tray or even packed in a pretty box as a hostess gift or gift for a friend.  

Keep in mind, these truffles taste like star anise so if you are not a fan of this flavour you may wish to substitute the liqueur for a lemon, orange, or cinnamon flavoured liqueur which I think would taste just as delicious.

Happy no-baking!

IMG 7235 almond Sambuca & Almond Truffles


Sambuca & Almond Truffles
SERVINGS – 45 truffles | PREP Time 30 min or less


500g slivered almonds
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup Sambuca or star anise flavoured liqueur
10 ounces of white chocolate
Silver candy balls, for decoration

Blend the almonds in a food processor until finely ground. In a large bowl, mix together almonds, icing sugar and liqueur. Form into about 1 to 1 ½ inch balls with your hands. Melt chocolate on a double broiler. Dip the balls into the chocolate using a small spoon and let harden on a parchment lined baking sheet. Put a silver candy ball on the top of each truffle. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Food Styling & Photography by:  Julie Miguel

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