Every time I go to Peru to visit my family and friends, I have to buy a couple of boxes of these delicious treats that are originally from the Ica region of Peru. Choco Tejas are chocolate truffles filled with dulce de leche, nuts or dried fruit. My favorite combinations are the ones with dulce de leche and pecans or dulce de leche and rum raisins.
My best friend came from Peru to visit a couple of months ago and she brought me some molds so I could make these chocolate bom boms and guess what… they came out really really good. They are not hard to make, and they can be kept at room temperature or in the fridge for many many days.
If you are looking for some nice chocolate to give away for Valentine’s Day, you should give this recipe a try. Watch my video on Instagram @pastry_tales so you can see how I made them.
Let’s start with the recipe.