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Dark chocolate truffles - coated in smashed coffee beans - fill a white coffee mug. There are stray dark chocolate coffee truffles and coffee beans at the base of the mug.
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Dark Chocolate Coffee Truffles Recipe

These Coffee Truffles are easy to make, and feature great coffee flavour inside and out - if you so choose. Otherwise, roll them in any number of other coatings to customize.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Resting / Steeping / Cooling Time2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time2 hours 40 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French, Gluten-free
Servings: 30 Truffles
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Marie Porter


  • 12 oz Hershey Special Dark chips
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup good quality coffee beans*
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • Stuff to roll them in** Ground coffee, Cocoa, Chocolate chips, Powdered sugar (optional)


  • Place chocolate chips into a glass mixing bowl, and set aside.
  • On stove top, bring heavy whipping cream, coffee beans, butter, and sugar to a light simmer. Remove from heat, allow to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Once steeping time is complete, bring to just a simmer again.
  • Strain hot cream mixture into bowl of chocolate chips, discarding coffee beans. Let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  • Starting in the middle of the bowl, slowly start stirring the chocolate and cream until all of the chocolate is melted the cream disappeared into it – it should be smooth.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, preferably resting right on top of the surface – this prevents a skin from forming while it cools. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour or two, until it’s pretty solid. !
  • Once solid, scoop out small balls (a teaspoon or so), and roll them into balls. Try to handle the chocolate as quickly as possible, or it will melt.
  • Then, roll them in your chosen “stuff”, and enjoy


* If you don’t have whole coffee beans, you can use 1-2 tablespoon of ground beans – just make sure your sieve is fine enough. (Or line one with a coffee filter… appropriately enough!).
** My husband likes them rolled in straight up ground coffee beans, but there’s a lot of room to play with this. Try running coffee beans and chocolate chips through a food processor, or mixing finely ground coffee with either cocoa or powdered sugar.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg