Cappuccino Truffles are a smooth coffee-flavored white chocolate truffle covered in rich milk chocolate, perfect for entertaining.
- Serves: 36 persons
- 12ounces white chocolate , chopped, or chocolate chips
- ½cup heavy cream
- 1teaspoon instant coffee
- 1pinch salt
- ½teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- ¼cup miniature chocolate chips
- 12ounces milk chocolate candy coating
- Chocolate shavings or sprinkles, for decorating, optional
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Place the chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. White chocolate scorches easily, so heat the chocolate slowly and carefully.
Step 3Combine the heavy cream, instant coffee, salt, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the cream to a simmer, but do not allow it to fully boil.
Step 4Once it is simmering, pour the hot cream over the melted white chocolate and whisk to combine.
Step 5Once the cream and chocolate are completely combined and smooth, add the softened butter and whisk it in.
Step 6Press a layer of cling wrap on top of the white chocolate mixture and let it sit at room temperature until it is completely cool.
Step 7When it is cool, stir in the miniature chocolate chips. If you add the chips while the ganache is still warm, they will start to melt and turn muddy, so make sure the ganache is not at all warm.
Step 8Press cling wrap on top of the ganache and refrigerate it until it is firm enough to roll, about 3 to 4 hours.
Step 9Once firm, use a small candy scoop or 2 teaspoons to form the candy into small 1-inch balls. Roll them between your palms to get them entirely round, and dust your palms with cocoa powder if necessary if the truffles begin to stick.
Step 10Melt the chocolate candy coating in the microwave until it is smooth and free of lumps. Use dipping tools or a fork to dip the truffles in the melted coating, then set the dipped truffles on a foil-covered baking sheet. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the tops of the truffles with chocolate shavings or sprinkles, if desired.
Step 11Let the candy coating set completely, then serve the truffles.