Simple Coffee-flavored Truffles

Simple Coffee-flavored Truffles

Here are some slightly sweetened coffee-flavored truffles made with a chocolate bar. They're easy to make because you only need to coat them once. A great Valentine's gift.

Ingredients: 10 truffles

Dark chocolate
150 g
Heavy cream
90 g
Instant coffee
2 scant teaspoons
2 teaspoons
Mizuame starch based sweet syrup (sugar syrup)
1-2 teaspoons
Bitter chocolate
50-60 g


1. Break the chocolate apart. Melt it in a bowl over a 50℃ hot bath.
2. Heat the heavy cream, mizuame, and instant coffee in a pot. Turn the heat off when it's just below boiling.
3. Add the mixture from Step 2 into the bowl from Step 1. Fold in using a rubber spatula. Add rum and mix well.
4. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap in a flat container, and pour in the mixture from Step 3. Chill in the fridge to harden.
5. When the chocolate has hardened, chop it up into pieces and roll them into a ball. Chill them in the fridge for about 1 hour.
6. Chop up the chocolate marked with a , and melt over a hot bath. Do not warm it too much, since it will melt the chocolate from Step 5 when coating.
7. Put each chocolate ball (from Step 5) into the molten chocolate from Step 6. Roll them around, then place them onto a sheet of oven paper. Chill in the fridge to harden.
8. To make a ganache-type truffles, coat the chopped chocolate from Step 5 with powdered cocoa. Recipe ID: 1711217.
9. Step 2: You can also put the chocolate and heavy cream into a bowl and microwave them to melt. The chocolate for coating in Step 6 can be melted in the same way by microwaving.
10. Step 7: If it's too difficult to shape, please trace it with a fork before it hardens completely.
11. You can also use milk chocolate for the coating.

Story Behind this Recipe

I added instant coffee to my regular ganache truffles recipe. I just came up with the idea. I used low fat cream. Please use a smaller amount if you're using dairy heavy cream (70-80 ml).