Photo: Hector Sanchez
Makes about 4 dozen truffles

Let the kids assist you with the preparation of this decadent confection. They can help scoop the chocolate into balls then roll them in cocoa.

How to Make It

Coarsely chop both chocolates and set aside. Heat the cream and instant coffee in a large saucepan, stirring to blend. When bubbles start to form along the edge of the pan, remove from heat. Scatter the chocolate over the cream, stirring gently until melted. Set aside for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the liqueur and vanilla. Stir gently, just until evenly blended. Scrape the chocolate into a shallow bowl. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours or up to 1 week. Using a teaspoon or a melon baller, scoop up enough chocolate to make balls 1 inch in diameter. Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll the balls in the cocoa, shaking off the excess, then transfer to wax paper until ready to serve. Best when served at room temperature.

Ratings & Reviews

osequin's Review

December 24, 2009
I only gave this three stars because it is not worthy of a special occasion. It tasted excellent and very chocolaty. The only major problem I had was scooping them out into balls. They were very lumpy and not attractive. They looked a little better after they were rolled in cocoa powder. I think the taste would be even better if they were rolled in powder sugar of a mixture of sugar and cocoa powder.

January 18, 2017
When I make truffles, I use a multi step process to make them look pretty. First, roll the mixture into "balls". Let sit a little while at room temperature, roll in your choice of cocoa powder or cocoa powder mixed with powdered sugar (this is what I use) then roll again until smooth. Roll again in cocoa powder and refrigerate. Truffles taste better at room temperature

Karey64's Review

January 31, 2015