Coffee Toffee Truffles

GIVING CHOCOLATE TO OTHERS IS AN INTIMATE FORM OF COMMUNICATION, A SHARING OF DEEP, DARK SECRETS.”  Milton Zelman

Coffee Toffee Truffles | From My Sweet Heart

Do you love giving food as gifts?  How about receiving?  Yes and yes for me, too!

Home made truffles always make a great edible gift.  They are not at all difficult to make.  You can package them easily.  And you can create so many flavor combinations with them.

These dark chocolate truffles have a semisweet chocolate base, are flavored with espresso, spiked with Kahlua and rolled in bits of crumbled English toffee.

 

I must admit.  These were a gift to myself!

 

 

Coffee Toffee Truffles | From My Sweet Heart

 

 

I love the combination of coffee and chocolate.  And around the holiday season I find myself craving fudge and English toffee.

So why not both?

 

 

Coffee Toffee Truffles | From My Sweet Heart

 

 

This recipe was adapted from the Food Network Magazine and serves as a great base for so many combinations of flavors.  When the focus is on the chocolate, however, I always try to use something special.

 

Level of Difficulty:  very easy!

Servings:  24-28 truffles

 

COFFEE TOFFEE TRUFFLES:

  • 12 ounces of semi sweet chocolate, chopped ( I used Callebaut)
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of instant espresso crystals
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 of a cup of Kahlua
  • a pinch of salt
  • roughly 6 ounces English toffee, crumbled and crushed

 

 

 

Coffee Toffee Truffles | From My Sweet Heart

 

Allow for at least an hour for the ganache to set up in the refrigerator; though this may be refrigerated overnight.

Chop your chocolate and place it in a large heatproof bowl.  Bring the cream, butter and a pinch of salt to a simmer in a saucepan on your stove.  Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for about 5 minutes.  Dissolve the espresso crystals in the Kahlua.  Whisk the chocolate until it is smooth.  Add the vanilla and the Kahlua.  Whisk until everything is combined.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

 

 

Coffee Toffee Truffles | From My Sweet Heart

 

 

When you are ready to assemble, take the ganache from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes.  I used a mini food processor, though you could use your regular food processor, to chop the toffee into little bits.  Pour them out into a wide, shallow bowl.  Scoop about a Tablespoon of chocolate and roll it into a ball.  I used the smallest size ice cream scoop.  Roll the truffle ball into the toffee and place on a parchment lined pan.  Refrigerate your truffles for another hour.  Bring them to room temperature before you serve them.

 

 

Coffee Toffee Truffles | From My Sweet Heart

 

 

Wanting more coffee, toffee and chocolate?  Try my:

Toffee Pecan Bundt

Toffee Pecan Bundt

Espresso Cupcakes with Sweet Mascarpone Frosting | From My Sweet Heart

Espresso Cupcakes with Sweet Mascarpone Frosting

Frozen Chocolate Tiramisu

Frozen Chocolate Tiramisu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. wow.. wish to get these.. :( mouth watering.. Recipe presentation and the photography jussst Outclass ;)

  2. Wouldn’t mind myself having a tray of these :D
    Delicious truffles!

    Cheers
    CCU

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Uru….and I’d be happy to deliver! Hope you are enjoying your tropical cruise and looking forward to reading all about it when you return! : )

  3. These would make a perfect holiday gift! They look divine!

  4. If I ever have a chance to visit you I hope you make these. What a way to treat yourself and the pictures are beyond gorgeous!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Gosh Sandra…..if you’d come visit….I’ll make anything you’d like! Just don’t expect my tables to be set as gorgeously as yours! : )

  5. Oh……. Let me give you my address Anne! How come I never get food gifts like these? They look absolutely sinful in the best way possible:) I’m definitely pinning!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Eileen….and I’d be happy to send you a box……in exchange for any one of the many Christmas cookies you’ve featured in your round up! They look awesome! : )

  6. You can send me these anytime :)

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Nazneen….I’ll deliver them. And while I’m there…you can feed me one of your beautiful white chocolate mousse meringues! ;- }

  7. Anne, Coffee Toffee Truffles…say that three times! They look so rich and chocolate-y and a great combination of flavors. I love the quote too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Oh my goodness. Chocolate decadence! I need to get my goals realigned, and move on from the bread baking and learn to make your truffles!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Kris….and I need to move on from sugar to bread! But not until after I’ve tried your lovely sour cream sugar cookies! : )

  9. Now these are the perfect holiday gift….for ME! :) I think coffee and chocolate were actually made for each other, but then you had to go and make it better with Kahlua! YUM! Delicious looking truffles my friend! Hope you and your family have a marvelous Thanksgiving!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks MJ! And I hope your holidays are wonderful! I usually make a special Christmas brunch and I think your Southwestern Migas would be a perfect addition! : )

  10. I love gifting truffles (and keeping a few for myself ;)). Wonderful flavors!

  11. I love sweet food gifts and that quote on chocolate is spot on. I think giving a dear one something you’ve made yourself is even more special. These look spectacular, Anne, wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Gintare! And spectacular describes your blue cheese and cranberry Croques Monsieur! Talk about a sophisticated ‘grilled cheese’! : )

  12. That tray would not be safe around me…. because I would not share them. :) Looks like a perfect treat. :) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Ramona…..that’s kind of how I feel about your peppermint milk shakes. You can give me two straws….but I’ll be sipping out of both of them! Such luscious stuff! : )

  13. Wow! These look totally amazing. Really great stuff – thanks.

  14. Who are we kidding? I’d gift these to myself, too! They look beautiful and delish!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Yeah Kim. You are right! LOL . But I deserve it from time to time! I also deserve a splash of your cranberry infused vodka. Or was that a gift to yourself! Ha! That looks soooooo good! : )

  15. Oh my goodness! These look so delicious. Pinning and thanks for stopping by the blog! :)

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