Extra-Strength Truffles

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from the magazine section of the Chicago Tribune. It sounds like a great non-prescription cure to me!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a loaf pan with a long piece of plastic wrap.
  2. Finely chop chocolate and place in a mixing bowl with butter, cut into small pieces.
  3. Heat espresso beans and cream in a pan. When cream comes to a boil, strain over chocolate and butter. Discard beans.
  4. Whisk chocolate mixture until smooth and shiny.
  5. Place chocolate mixture into prepared loaf pan. Cover with the overlap of plastic wrap. Chill for 3 hours.
  6. Sift half of the cocoa powder onto a clean, dry cutting board.
  7. Unwrap truffle block onto cocoa.
  8. Sift remaining cocoa powder over the top of the truffle block.
  9. Cut into 36 one-inch cubes.
  10. Toss to dust all sides with cocoa powder.
  11. Take two and hide the rest from the children.


Most Helpful

After reading the through the recipe, I decided to coarsely grind the expresso beans. Once the cream mixture reached the boiling point I removed it from the heat and let it steep for a minute, or so, before straining. The coffee flavour came through nicely without being over-powering. Warning: Highly addictive! I will definitely be making this one again and again! Thank you for sharing.

J. Ko January 25, 2007

I never imagined that making truffles could be so easy! You cannot mess this recipe up! I will make these for valentine treats. I need to work on the presentation - perhaps little wrappers or using candy molds. Only issue - the coffee taste did not come thru the strong chocolate. I think I will use more beans the next time. This one is a keeper, go for it!

Sanzoles January 24, 2007

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