I make homemade candy and this Kahlua chocolate truffle recipe is one of my favorites. I don’t have a lot of hobbies but I take pride in my homemade candy! Every year at Christmas I make up to 17 different varieties totaling about 30-40 pounds.
Boxes of homemade chocolate truffles go to neighbors, teachers, friends, and family and the list grows every year. Actually, I am starting to have people ask to get ON the list which is becoming a problem because the list is getting LONG and I am running out of candy!
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Kahlua Chocolate Truffle Recipe
This Kahlua Chocolate Truffle Recipe is amazingly easy to make and all the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store (and a little side trip to the liquor store!). Everyone raves about this truffle and I am going to make a batch this year as an end of year teacher gift and throw in a gift card to the book store and call it done! They are all individually color coded with candy writers and there is a key in each box to decipher what you are about to eat.
While you are picking up your ingredients for this Kahlua chocolate truffle, you may also want to pick up a dipping spoon. They are cheap and it is easier than a toothpick or hand dipping! If coffee isn’t your flavor, try a maple truffle or my all time favorite gingerbread truffles!
- 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate (I use Ghirardelli)
- 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate (Ghirardelli again)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 TBSP instant coffee powder (plus or minus, taste it and see what your preference is)
- 2 TBSP Kahlua (I usually add a little more but be careful not to add too much or it won't set up right)
- Melted chocolate for dipping (you can find this at Michael's)
- In a double boiler (I use a pan of water on med/low with a large bowl set into it) melt chocolate and stir in all other ingredients.
- Stick in fridge 4 hours or more
- using melon baller or small spoon, scoop out and roll 1 inch balls onto a tray lined with wax paper.
- when done rolling, melt chocolate for dipping and dip, tapping off excess.
- place on wax paper to harden
- decorate with candy writer if you want (also at Michael's...not the gel kind...you want one in a long white tube that is hard to start and you set in hot water to melt before decorating. It will harden up again when it cools and not smear everywhere)
- You can package it in pretty liners and boxes, also found at Michael's or just put on a plate or in tupperware. No one is going to complain about HOW they receive these, I promise!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.