Chocolate Christmas Truffles

Recipe: Chocolate Christmas Truffles


  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 1−1/2 teaspoons instant−coffee crystals
  • 1 12−ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter Sifted cocoa powder


  1. In a bowl, combine whipping cream, Irish cream liqueur and coffee liqueur. Stir in the instant−coffee crystals; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Remove from heat; gradually stir in cream mixture until blended.
  3. Transfer to a bowl; cover tightly and chill in refrigerator about 2 hours or until completely cool and smooth, stirring occasionally. Mixture will be slightly sticky.
  4. Shape tablespoons of candy into balls. Roll each in cocoa powder. Place on a waxed−paper−lined baking sheet. Chill until firm.
  5. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. If you like, roll in additional cocoa powder before serving.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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