How to Make Chocolate Truffle Dessert
Out Test Kitchen takes a family favorite and gets it to the table faster!
The original version of unbelievably delicious Chocolate Truffle Dessert tastes so good and looks like it took all day to make. Sent to us from Lisa Otis of New Paltz, New York, the sinful delight took nearly an hour of prep time and almost 2 hours from start to finish. And that's where our makeover team came in.
By utilizing the microwave and a boxed brownie mix, the team was able to cut 1 hour from Lisa's recipe without sacrificing its wonderful taste.
Now Makeover Chocolate Truffle Dessert can be made with just 30 minutes of hands-on work, leaving you time to focus on enjoying time spent with friends and family.
Makeover Chocolate Truffle Dessert»
Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Place chocolate chips in a food processor. Cover; process until finely chopped. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup cream, butter and coffee granules. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until butter is melted; stir until smooth. With food processor running, add cream mixture in a slow, steady stream. Add vanilla; cover and process until smooth.
Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag. Fill with 1/4 cup chocolate mixture; set aside for garnish. Transfer remaining chocolate mixture to a large bowl.
Remove sides of springform pan. Spread half of the chocolate mixture over brownie layer, spreading evenly over top and sides.
In a small mixing bowl, beat remaining cream until soft peaks form;fold into remaining chocolate mixture. Spread over chocolate layer.
Gently press cookies into sides of dessert. Pipe reserved chocolate mixture on top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 5 minutes before cutting.
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