Kahlua Truffles

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
I discovered this recipe tucked away in a box of my mother's things. It's such a sweet way to remember her at Christmastime. —Betsy King, Duluth, Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup salted roasted almonds or pistachios, chopped


  1. In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolk; return all to double boiler, whisking constantly. Cook over low heat until mixture reaches 160°, whisking constantly.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in Kahlua and cream cheese until blended. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until easy to shape.
  4. Place almonds in a small bowl. Shape mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in almonds. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, about 2 hours. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 truffle: 116 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.