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Mocha Truffles Recipe

Mocha Truffles Recipe

Nothing compares to the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of these truffles...or to the simplicity of the recipe. Whenever I make them for my family or friends, they're quickly devoured. No one has to know how easy they are to prepare! -Stacy Abell, Olathe, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:66 servings


  • 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.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 73 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Jane User ID: 8977216 269579
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"It is worth looking for the best ingredients possible in dark chocolate, cream cheese and instant coffee. Outstandg recipe!"

2124arizona User ID: 845443 265752
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"Inning combination of chocolate and coffee! It's a keeper!"

jinnymae User ID: 1375283 4337
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"These are very good truffles, like the coffee flavor and chocolate are winning combinations."

GRAMMAJG User ID: 1015410 4159
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"yummy husband really likes i also chopped some pecans and coconut to roll some in very good"

nleather User ID: 1150741 3167
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I make these every Christmas and my family loves them. I also gave them as gifts this year. They are easy to make and look beautiful."

hauke User ID: 573585 2145
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"The taste was great - but they were so soft it was impossible to work with them. I even tried freezing them so I could coat them, but they literally dissolved as soon as I put them in the chocolate to coat them. I tried both dark chocolate and white chocolate. No luck with either."

bwilkin User ID: 3339114 2144
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"Way too rich. I love chocolate of any kind but found this to be super rich."

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 4158
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"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."

ChrissyG13 User ID: 4020999 2519
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Took these little guys to a Christmas party and they were a huge success. Definitely will make again."

tcarver User ID: 5663692 3259
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"So good!"

littleak16 User ID: 6111451 2517
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"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."

KShoney User ID: 4634562 4335
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"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!!!"

sdeb User ID: 5934110 4706
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I totally wasn't thinking when I added water (in the coffee) to melted seized. Adding water to melted chocolate is a no no! I made again and added oil based flavoring and they were great! Oil based flavoring is a lot stronger then extract, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp is plenty!"

Dipie User ID: 1131261 1376
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"all that needs to be said is WOW these are easy and tastes great"

gaylene1126 User ID: 1085471 4206
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"This is a favorite recipe of ours to make at Christmas. Sometimes we substitute mint chocolate chips for the semisweet chips and omit the coffee and water. The results are equally as delicious!"

kristenkari04 User ID: 3335974 3165
Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"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."

MFensterman User ID: 449878 4343
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"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.


madre de cuatro User ID: 3830831 3164
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"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."

muzic1 User ID: 5709269 1372
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"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!"

LocoMo User ID: 5718958 2527
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"I found this recipe when it originally came out in the magazine. I make these truffles every year for Christmas. Everyone loves them and looks forward to them AND they are so easy! I'm so happy they are on the website. YEAY!"

DebWendt User ID: 5711548 4151
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"SO easy! AND SO SO GOOD!!!"

mbaker1103 User ID: 2705388 2516
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Absolutely!!!! easy to do."

gratefulservant_AZ User ID: 635512 3184
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"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."

tiffleriche User ID: 4579279 5592
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"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!!"

jushalus User ID: 4495442 4703
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"I have been making this recipe for about 15 years now. My absolute favorite Christmas candy!"

pepper6 User ID: 1017789 4661
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I've made these every Christmas since the recipe came out in TOH. They are a 'must-have' for my family"

debbiedouglas User ID: 3215136 5564
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"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."

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