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!

Triple-Chocolate Truffles
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
36 truffles


  • 12 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • ½ 8 ounce package cream cheese, cut up and softened

  • 4 teaspoon instant coffee crystals

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 1 ⅓ cup milk chocolate pieces or semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 2 tablespoon shortening

  • 2 ounce dark chocolate and/or white baking chocolate (with cocoa butter), coarsely chopped


  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.

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 (per serving)

113 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 52mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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