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Triple-Chocolate Truffles

Just when you thought truffles couldn't get any richer, an elegant drizzle of dark chocolate or white baking chocolate tops them off!

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  • Yields: about 36 truffles
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs 30 mins

Triple-Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a medium heavy saucepan heat and stir the 12 ounces semisweet chocolate over very low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in cream cheese until mixture is combined. In a small bowl stir together coffee crystals and the water; add to the chocolate mixture, stirring until smooth. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Using two spoons, drop the truffle mixture into 1-inch mounds on prepared baking sheet. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until firm. Roll mounds into smooth balls.
  3. Meanwhile, in a heavy medium saucepan heat and stir the 1-1/3 cups milk chocolate pieces and the shortening over low heat until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
  4. Using a fork, dip balls into chocolate mixture, allowing excess chocolate to drip back into saucepan. Return truffles to baking sheet; chill about 30 minutes or until firm.
  5. In a small heavy saucepan heat and stir the 2 ounces dark chocolate and/or white chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. (To use both dark chocolate and white baking chocolate, melt each one in a separate heavy small saucepan.) Drizzle melted chocolate over tops of truffles. Chill for a few minutes or until set.

From the Test Kitchen

To Store:

Place truffles in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Triple-Chocolate Truffles)

    Per serving:
  • 113 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 6 mg chol.,
  • 15 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 11 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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