Easy Mocha Truffles
Truffles are some of my absolute favorite decadent chocolate treats and these beauties combine two flavors, coffee, and chocolate! I am a life-long chocolate lover. So making chocolates or confectioneries at home is something I enjoy- almost therapeutic experience!
Are you a chocolate lover? If you want to indulge yourself with some easy homemade chocolate treats, try these coffee-flavored delicious mocha truffles. These simple to make truffles are delicious and will surely satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. It surprisingly took no time at all to make these indulgent treats!
Truffles are so easy to make and I have made them countless times over the years. It is such a versatile recipe and you can add different flavors to suit your taste buds. It is perfect at any time of the year, but they make impressive gifts during holidays or special occasions like Valentine’s day. At home truffles always are a big hit, especially these coffee-flavored ones. These have a luxurious melt in mouth texture for the most intense chocolate experience. You can dip them in chocolate for extra richness, or simply dusted them with cocoa powder or chopped nuts for an extra crunch.
How to make the perfect mocha truffles
There are very few ingredients for this recipe. The classic French truffles are always chocolate and heavy cream. The cream is mixed with instant coffee and chocolate for a rich mocha flavor. You can also add coffee liqueur for intense coffee flavor.
Mix cream, instant coffee powder, and chocolate, and let the chocolate melt. Mix till smooth and silky and refrigerate to set and for the flavors to develop. It is best to use instant coffee. You can use coffee beans or espresso. Make sure to use a fine-mesh strainer or you will end up with grainy truffles.
If chocolate does not melt completely after the cream is poured over it, set the bowl of chocolate and cream over a pan of hot water over low heat and stir until it melts completely.
You can make this beautiful and professional looking by dipping into tempered chocolate or using a candy mold for shapes. They make impressive gifts!
Truffles with different flavors
Experiment with different flavors like rum or other liqueurs like raspberry or cherry instead of instant coffee. Also try assorted flavors like ginger, orange, mint, cinnamon, etc. Coconut cream will give you creamy texture with tropical flavors. For a nutty flavor use nut purees like chestnut, cashew nuts, peanuts or almonds. You can coat the truffles with cocoa powder, confectionery sugar, colorful sprinkle decors, coffee beans, chopped nuts or coconut.
I hope you will give these mocha truffles a try. Check the recipe below. Give it a try and let me know how it turned out for you.
Easy Mocha Truffles Recipe
Cooking time- 8 minutes
Recipe type- Sweet
Recipe adapted from Hershey’s Fabulous Desserts.
Semi sweet chocolate- 10 oz
Whipping cream- 1/2 cup
Instant coffee- 1 tbs
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Semi sweet chocolate- 5 oz
Cocoa powder- 1/2 cup
Chop the semi-sweet chocolate and add into a bowl. In a pan add cream and instant coffee and bring it to a full boil. Mix well and pour the coffee cream over the chocolate mixture. After a few seconds use a whisk and mix until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture attains a smooth silky texture. Cool to room temperature.
Cover the chocolate mixture with a cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour or till it is set. Scoop out spoon full and roll into small smooth balls. If truffles begin to soften too much during rolling refrigerate for 5 to ten minutes. Place on a tray lined with butter paper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for three hours or until it is very firm.
Using a double boiler melt 5 oz of chocolate. Stir until it melts and smooth. Take off from the heat and continue stirring till chocolate cools down a bit. Dip the truffles into the melted chocolate and coat well. Lift out and gently shake a few times so the excess chocolate drips back into the bowl. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder and place on a lined tray. Let it set in room temperature for 10 minutes and then refrigerate for one hour. It can be stored for one week in the refrigerator or frozen for 2 months. Best to serve at room temperature. Enjoy!
Hope you will all enjoy!
Have a wonderful day!