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Espresso Truffles


No need to spend money on fancy truffles when you can make them at home! These are flavored with chocolate and espresso, a match made in heaven.

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  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


Servings 48
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 255mins


Step 1

In a large saucepan, heat the cream and instant espresso powder over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture bubbles around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add the semisweet and bittersweet chocolate, and stir until melted.

Add the liqueur (if using) and vanilla and stir to combine. Transfer to a shallow bowl, cover loosely, and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours and up to 1 week.

Using a small spring-loaded scoop, a melon baller, or a teaspoon, drop 1-inch balls of the chocolate mixture onto a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

Place the cocoa powder in a shallow bowl. Roll the chocolate balls in the cocoa, then transfer to a wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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