Thursday, April 20, 2006

Coffee Bean Truffles Recipe

Pairing coffee beans with rich chocolate is a match made in heaven! Sure, these take a little work, but the decadent results are well worth the effort. (Okay, if you must send me some when you're done I guess that's okay. ;) )

12 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup rum
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream
40 whole coffee beans
1/2 cup finely ground coffee beans
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Melt chocolate in top of double boiler. Remove from heat. Beat in butter, 2 tablespoons at a time. Add egg yolks, rum and heavy cream, beat until smooth.

Cover and chill until hardened. Take 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture at a time and roll into 1-inch ball. Push 1 coffee bean into center, using a toothpick.

Fill in hole with chocolate. Sift together ground coffee beans and cocoa powder onto plate. Roll each covered coffee bean in cocoa mixture. Chill.

This recipe for Coffee Bean Truffles serves/makes 40.

All the Coffee Beans You'll Ever Want!


Melissa CookingDiva said...

Dear Christina, thank you for visiting my blog! I have really enjoyed your cleaning website, the tips and your logo is really cute :) Loved your e-book idea and all the energy you share though your writings. I am positive you will succeed.

One more thing, ahhh!!! I think that your coffee bean truffles recipe is fantastic. I love to cook and bake with coffee, and hope to soon find the time to prepare them...

Hugs from Panama!

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BikerMomma said...

OMG! This recipe sounds heavenly! And it gives me something to do with that bag of coffee beans that a friend gave me for Christmas (I can only drink decaf - boo hoo!!).

Thanks for sharing it. Great blog!