Basic Chocolate Truffles and Coffee Truffles

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 95.6
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.2 mg
  • Sodium: 4.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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Decadent and delicious! This recipe offers two options: either plain or coffee flavored truffles. Decadent and delicious! This recipe offers two options: either plain or coffee flavored truffles.
Number of Servings: 30


    Ganache for both truffles:

    16 oz dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped
    6 oz heavy whipping cream
    2 Tbsp (1 oz) Brandy or coffee liqueur (Kahlua or Tia Maria)

    For coffee truffle:
    1/4 cup espresso coffee (finely ground) or finely ground dark roast coffee

    For rolling the truffles:
    for plain truffles: 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    for coffee truffles: 1 Tbsp cocoa powder and 1 Tbsp espresso coffee


Use vinyl gloves when working with the ganache, it will keep the chocolate from sticking to your hands when you roll the truffles.

If the ganache is too hard and does not scoop out easily, let it stand for a while a room temperature. Or microwave for 10 to 20 seconds to soften it just a little.


For the coffee truffles you will need to infuse (flavor) the cream before mixing it with the chocolate. Skip these steps if you are making the plain truffles:
1. Heat the cream to just below boiling in a pan.
2. Add the 1/4 cup espresso (or dark roast coffee). 3. Let stand for 30 minutes then strain out the coffee grounds out and continue.

General directions:

1. Put all ingredients in a large(5 or 7 cup) heat proof bowl and microwave for 90 seconds.

2. Stir for 10 seconds

3. If there is any solid chocolate, microwave for 10 seconds more and then stir for 10 seconds.

4. Repeat until smooth.

5. Refrigerate for 4 hours until just firm or chill overnight.

Note: If you chilled it overnight, let stand at room temperature for a couple of hours to soften slightly.
Or in a pinch you can microwave it for 10 to 20 seconds to soften it a bit.

6. Scoop out 1 Tbsp size portions and roll in your hand (disposable vinyl gloves are very helpful!) to form the truffle.

7. Roll in chocolate and chill for 1 hour or overnight.

8. Let stand at room temp for an hour before serving,

9. The chilled truffles can be tightly wrapped in two layers of foil and frozen. Thaw before serving.

10. Enjoy!

Serving Size: Makes approximately 30 truffles

Number of Servings: 30

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EILCAH.