Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Coffee Truffles

How to make coffee truffles:
A delicious sweet to make for special occasions.


1 cup plain chocolate, broken into pieces
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons strong black coffee
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons ground almonds
6 tablespoons icing/confectioner's sugar sieved
cocoa or chocolate powder
1 egg white
desiccated coconut
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Melt the chocolate and butter in a basin over a pan of gently simmering water.
- Stir in coffee and egg yolks - do not heat.
- Remove basin from pan, then work ground almonds and icing sugar into chocolate mixture.
- Spread out on a flat plate, put in refrigerator or leave in a cold place for about 1 1/2 hours until firm and set.
- Roll into about 30 balls and toss half of them in cocoa or chocolate powder.
- Roll remainder in lightly beaten egg white and toss in desiccated coconut.
- Place in paper cases.