Mocha Truffles Recipe
- 2 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
- White candy coating, optional
- 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Beat in cream cheese. Dissolve coffee in water; add to cream cheese and beat until smooth.
- 2. Chill until firm enough to shape. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm.
- 3. In a microwave, melt chocolate coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Melt white coating and drizzle over truffles if desired. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometime labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together. Truffles can be frozen for several months before dipping in chocolate. Thaw in the refrigerator before dipping.
1 each: 73 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Mocha Truffles
"It is worth looking for the best ingredients possible in dark chocolate, cream cheese and instant coffee. Outstandg recipe!"
"Inning combination of chocolate and coffee! It's a keeper!"
"These are very good truffles, like the coffee flavor and chocolate are winning combinations."
"yummy husband really likes i also chopped some pecans and coconut to roll some in very good"
"Way too rich. I love chocolate of any kind but found this to be super rich."
"I made these at Christmas but ended up with a lot left over and gone to waste, people just found the coffee flavor too stong."
"Took these little guys to a Christmas party and they were a huge success. Definitely will make again."
"I have used several different truffle recipe's and this one is by far the best. It was easy to do and tasted delicious. The only thing I did differently was cut the coffee in half."
"Awesome! One suggestion--dip truffles, place on a sheet of waxed paper to harden (decorate if desired) and then place in the foil cups. We tried to put the dipped truffles directly into foil cups and it was very messy! Not thinking! I'm sure these will become a holiday candy standard. Excellent!!!"
"all that needs to be said is WOW these are easy and tastes great"
"Very rich and tasty. We enhanced this recipe just a little bit by adding toffee bits on top, I think it made it even more decadent if that is possible."
"I believe this recipe was in the Taste of Home Magazine many years ago. At the time my Mother was receiving it and she passed in 1992. Have made this recipe every year to take to work at Christmas and it was always a big hit. Word got out in our plant and personnel from different departments were making a special trip to my department. That says a lot for this recipe.Thanks"
"Very good. These have a very rich coffee flavor, next time I might use 2T of instant coffee rather than 3. But overall, very good recipe."
"I have used this recipe many times. it is so good, they just do not last. I have to keep the ingredients on hand for when my family requests them on short notice. Fast, easy ans sooooo very good!"
"SO easy! AND SO SO GOOD!!!"
"Absolutely!!!! easy to do."
"I made this when it first came out in TOH. It is wonderful. I have made it several times and I would make it every year if I had the time and calories to spare. My niece asks for them a lot and sometimes I take them to work so I won't eat them all."
"These are incredible, I had to make a couple of times for the holidays because they were requested. I used flavored coffee which just added to the flavor.. easy to make!!"
"I have been making this recipe for about 15 years now. My absolute favorite Christmas candy!"
"I've made these every Christmas since the recipe came out in TOH. They are a 'must-have' for my family"
"This is the recipe I used when my granddaughter said "Grandma, do you have any truffle recipes" and I ended up making 400 for her wedding. They are a wonderful treat and now everyone wants the recipe. The white chocolate on the top makes them look professional."