The Easiest 3-Ingredient Fairtrade Chocolate Truffles


Thank you for being here! Lately on Instagram we’ve been talking about what brings us joy. One of those things for me is baking. It always helps me get out of my head and make something delicious for those I love. 

One thing I try to do is make sure the ingredients I’m buying are positively impacting the people who were involved in bringing them from the farm to my table. Whether that be farmers, artisans, cashiers, or managers. 

This isn’t easy to do and I’ll admit as a customer I don’t see every step of the supply chain. But I do what I can! Which is all we can do! Progress over perfection as I like to say :) 

So today I’ve taken a recipe from Nadiya’s Time to Eat (both a Netflix show and a Cookbook) and swapped out the ingredients for Fairtrade ones. I try to support local brands where I can and make sure they are certified by Fair Trade Canada. I also try my best to support local markets when buying ingredients and this time I went to Strathcona Market to buy everything! 

If you’d like to see this recipe made Live, there is a video on my Instagram Page where I show you exactly how to make today’s treats! After lots of voting, you all decided that chocolate truffles would be what we make today. I’m so excited these won because they are so quick and easy to make and require only 3 items! 

A delicious little treat for when you’re craving something chocolatey. This recipe can be whipped up quick and like Nadiya says “be something sweet to have every time you open the fridge!” 

Without further ado, here we go: 

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Fairtrade Chocolate Truffles (from Nadiya Hussain) 

What you’ll need: 

300g (about 1 ¾ cups) of Dark Chocolate* (I used 72% baking drops from Galerie au Chocolat)  

100 ml (about 7 tablespoons) of boiling water 

Cocoa Powder to roll truffles in (I used 97% from Camino


  1. Put on a kettle or pot of water to boil 
  2. Warm up the 300g of dark chocolate in ten second bursts until only a few pieces remain unmelted
  3. Use a spoon to stir the chocolate until smooth
  4. Slowly add the 100ml of boiling water to the melted chocolate (it will thicken at first- don’t panic- just keep adding the water and stirring until you’re left with a loose/glossy ganache)
  5. Put the chocolate and water mixture in the fridge for at least an hour 
  6. Put some of the cocoa powder in a separate small bowl 
  7. Remove the mixture from the fridge and scoop a small bit using a teaspoon
  8. Roll the teaspoon of chocolate mixture into a ball and then dip/roll it in the cocoa powder 
  9. Continue this until all of it has been used up! And that’s it! They’re ready to eat!
  10. Keep these beautiful morsels in the fridge and enjoy :) They can also be frozen if you’d like to make up a bunch for a rainy day! 

Let me know how they turn out! I will be bringing mine with me to Easter celebrations this weekend :) 

Take care and Happy Spring! 


*This recipe is vegan unless you decide to use dark chocolate that contains milk. The product I linked here doesn’t!

April 15, 2022 — Melanie Vert
Tags: Recipes

Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.