Dark Chocolate Mocha Truffles –

IMG_0662eIs it redundant to say Dark Chocolate Mocha? How do you convey that these delightful things are both coffee filled and a complete daily dose of rich dark chocolaty goodness? Hmm… I’ll think on that. In the mean time, do you know I’ve made four batches of these in the past month? No, we haven’t split all four batches between the five of us; we share! Some went out as Christmas presents, others to get-togethers with friends.  People just can’t seem to get enough… and for good reason! These things are addicting!

I must say the thought of making your own truffles seems rather daunting at first. The task itself isn’t all that complex, but it can be a bit laborious. However, add a friend or family member to help you out and the job seems considerably easier.

Ingredients:
2 (12oz) pkgs. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (8oz) cream cheese
3 T. instant coffee granules
2 tsp. water
1 lb. dark chocolate

Directions:
Melt chips in microwave, stopping to stir every minute. Beat in next 3 ingredients. Cool in fridge for half an hour. Roll into teaspoon size balls. Let the balls sit in the fridge for another half hour to harden. Melt 1 lb. of dark chocolate and dip balls into chocolate. Cool and decorate as you like.

These should keep in the refrigerator for a little over a week. They keep well in the freezer also, though they probably won’t be around long enough for you to be concerned about that! 😉

-Rachel

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