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Dreamy Creamy Chocolate Coffee Truffles

These dreamy creamy chocolate coffee truffles are simple to make, and feels very luxurious. Silky smooth chocolate and with a pop of coffee. Each bite just melts in your mouth. Coffee and chocolate are two best friends. They work so well together – creating masterpiece after masterpiece – and I like to think this is one of them.

 

Chocolate Coffee Truffles on brown parchment paper. One is taken a bite of. Covered in cocoa powdered. A plate of coffee beans in the background.

 

I originally posted this around Easter last year, but I wasn’t completely happy with the consistency, so I’ve been working on improving it. And now, my friends, the silky smooth is here! The secret is a tiny knob of butter. And with this recipe you don’t really have to worry about a candy thermometer or anything. Just don’t use high heat on anything, and you’ll be fine.

 

Making chocolate coffee truffles couldn’t be much simpler!

 

Chocolate Coffee Truffles on brown parchment paper. One is taken a bite of. Covered in cocoa powdered. A plate of coffee beans and a cup of coffee in the background.

 

What ingredients are in chocolate coffee truffles?

 

Simply put, chocolate truffles usually only contain two ingredients; heavy cream and chocolate. Although in these I add coffee and butter. The butter makes them extra creamy!

 

  • Chocolate – Using pure chocolate (comes in 4 oz in the US but 3.5 in Norway) is the best way. Chocolate chips doesn’t really melt the same way! Good news for any Norwegians out there, as chocolate chips are just too expensive (and not nearly as tasty as the block of chocolate). You can use both milk and dark chocolate for these truffles. I do prefer dark chocolate here, but milk chocolate is pretty banging too. Just reduce the amount of heavy cream to 1/2 cup instead.
  • Heavy Cream – just do not skimp on the fat here. Using half-and-half or milk wouldn’t work as the truffles will not set correctly. These chocolate coffee truffles aren’t made for the physical health, but our mental health – am I right or am I right?
  • Butter – not completely necessary, but adding just a small touch of butter helps with the creaminess. I once added just a tad too much (like half a tablespoon) and it was almost a dreamy creamy overload! Not that I didn’t eat them all…
  • Coffee – Instant coffee granules mixed with the heavy cream to make the most amazing pop of coffee flavor. You can of course choose any other flavoring (or nothing at all), but this time it’s the coffees time to shine.
  • Coffee liqueur – if you’re feeling feisty. It’s just a small amount, but it makes the truffles feel extra luxurious.

 

And that is pretty much it!

 

Chocolate Coffee Truffles on brown parchment paper. One is taken a bite of. Covered in cocoa powdered. A plate of coffee beans and a cup of coffee in the background.

 

Difference in imperial and metric version

 

Because of the different amounts in a standard block of chocolate in Norway and the US I will provide the metric version using the Norwegian block and the imperial using the American block.  The Norwegian version will yield a couple less truffles, approximately 17, but the ratios will be the same.

 

What do you need to make chocolate coffee truffles?

 

As always, here’s a short list of what you would need to make this recipe. It is affiliate links, which means that I will earn a small commission if you purchase from any of these links, but it will be at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

 

  • A medium bowl and a small bowl
  • A shallow flat pan, such as a standard loaf tin, a small cake pan (8×8) or a plate with edges
  • Spatula
  • Small saucepan
  • Teaspoon and plastic wrap

 

Chocolate Coffee Truffles on brown parchment paper. One is taken a bite of. Covered in cocoa powdered.

 

How to make these truffles

 

Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan, along with the coffee granules over low heat. Stir until the coffee has dissolved and it begins to bubble around the edges of the pan. Chop the chocolate into small pieces to ensure it will melt more evenly. Place it in a medium bowl. Scatter the dollop of butter over the chocolate so it combines better.

 

Take the warm coffee cream and pour evenly over the bowl of chopped chocolate and butter. Let it rest untouched for about 3 minutes before you start stirring. This way the chocolate has time to melt. If you’re using coffee liqueur, pour it in after the 3 minutes. Stir until all the chocolate has melted.

 

Chocolate Coffee Truffles on brown parchment paper. One is taken a bite of. Covered in cocoa powdered. A plate of coffee beans and a cup of coffee in the background.

 

Pour this mixture into a shallow flat pan, (8x8in works great, or a standard loaf tin). Add plastic wrap directly on top of the chocolate to avoid getting a crust or condensation. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

 

Scoop a heaping teaspoon and dollop it onto a lined plate or baking sheet. Don’t worry about the shape just yet. Continue to do this with the rest of the mixture. Place this, uncovered, back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This dries out the mixture, making it a little easier to roll out.

 

I also like to just take one out of the refrigerator at the time to roll, so the others stay nice and cold. Quickly roll it and then place it in a small bowl with unsweetened cocoa powder (optional), cover with cocoa powder and set aside. Continue with the rest.

 

Cover tightly and store in room temperature for 4 days, or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Although I am legit impressed if they last that long!

 

Enjoy!

 

If you found truffle making fun, I’m sure you will love to make chocolates too, like these salted caramel filled milk chocolates or raspberry filled white chocolates

 

Chocolate Coffee Truffles on brown parchment paper. One is taken a bite of. Covered in cocoa powdered. A plate of coffee beans in the background.

 

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Please tell me what you thought of this recipe, either in the comment section below, or tag me @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

 

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Chocolate Coffee Truffles on brown parchment paper. One is taken a bite of. Covered in cocoa powdered.

Dreamy Creamy Chocolate Coffee Truffles

Yield: 20 truffles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Dreamy Creamy Chocolate Coffee Truffles are easy to make and luxuriously silky smooth chocolate and coffee texture.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dark chocolate, in block. 200g*
  • 3/4 tbsp butter, 1/2 tbsp
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream, 137ml
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee granules, 1.5 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp coffee liqueur, e.g. Kahlua, Tía Maria. Optional.
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan, along with the coffee granules over low heat. Stir until the coffee has dissolved and it begins to bubble around the edges of the pan.
  2. Chop the chocolate into small pieces to ensure it will melt more evenly. Place it in a medium bowl. Scatter the dollop of butter over the chocolate so it combines better.
  3. Take the warm coffee cream and pour evenly over the bowl of chopped chocolate and butter. Let it rest untouched for about 3 minutes before you start stirring. If you're using coffee liqueur, pour it in after the 3 minutes. Stir until all the chocolate has melted.
  4. Pour this mixture into a shallow flat pan, (8x8in works great, or a standard loaf tin). Add plastic wrap directly on top of the chocolate, refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Scoop a heaping teaspoon and dollop it onto a lined plate or baking sheet. Continue to do this with the rest of the mixture. Place this, uncovered, back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This dries out the mixture, making it a little easier to roll out. I also like to just take one out of the refrigerator at the time to roll, so the others stay nice and cold. Quickly roll it and then place it in a small bowl with unsweetened cocoa powder (optional), cover with cocoa powder and set aside. Continue with the rest.
  6. Cover tightly and store in room temperature for 4 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

* Imperial vs. Metric: Because of the different amounts in a standard block of chocolate in Norway and the US, I will provide the metric version using the Norwegian block (in the side notes) and the imperial using the American block. The Norwegian version will yield a couple less truffles, approximately 17.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 2.8gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gProtein: 0.5g

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Baguio Restaurants by Mae

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

This looks very delicious, perfect for chocolate lovers like me. Thank you for sharing this recipe perfect also for those people who doesn't know how to bake (like me again).

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Thank you so much! Yes, these are super easy to make!

Maman de sara

Monday 25th of March 2019

The combination of chocolate and coffee makes these truffles special, yummy!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Thank you!

Mimi

Monday 25th of March 2019

Incredible truffes! Definitely something to please the crowd! And, in fact, an incredible recipe to make - very simple, yet so yummy!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Thank you very much, Mimi!

April

Monday 25th of March 2019

My favorite type of truffles! Fantastic recipe and definitely one of my favorite truffle recipes now! I can only imagine that flavor when you take the first bite – mmmm!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Thank you so much, April!

Heather

Monday 25th of March 2019

These have to be the smoothest, creamiest looking truffles I have ever seen!! Wow, I am totally drooling! They remind me of Swedish Chocolate Balls except without the oats and instead more chocolate and coffee which I prefer :)

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Thank you so much! I didn't think about the Swedish chokladbollar, they are delicious too!

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