Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chocolate Truffles Recipe

This recipe is near and dear to my heart -- and my husband's!

When we were in college and dating, I used this recipe for his 1st Christmas gift. He is a certified chocoholic and truffle gourmet, but in those days truffles were difficult to find, always expensive and occasionally disappointing.

The answer was to make them myself. And it was SO EASY!

Chocolate Truffles
8 oz semisweet baking chocolate, grated or chopped
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, grated or chopped
1/4 cup very strong, hot coffee
1 stick butter, cut in small pieces and chilled
1/4 cup liqueur or flavoring of choice
(orange, raspberry,
Kaluah, Chambord, bourbon, rum are excellent choices)
About 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, in a plate

Mix chocolate into hot coffee in a double boiler. Beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Let cool. Add butter gradually, beating the mixture until smooth. Slowly drizzle liqueur as you continue to beat smooth. Chill until firm for 1-2 hours.

Scoop out chocolate about the size of 1 teaspoon and roll into rough, irregular-shaped balls. Roll into the cocoa powder to cover completely. They should resemble the mushroom truffles after which they are named.

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  1. These are truly the perfect gift for every chocaholic!

  2. Oh. Be still my heart.
    There are no words.... simply heavenly.

    I can't WAIT to try these!

  3. You will love them! You and the chocolate lovers in your lives will not be disappointed. :-)


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