There are so many wonderful flavors going on in this delightful truffle. Chocolate, raspberry, almond and coffee will fill your palate when you bite into one of these cream dark chocolate raspberry almond truffles.
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Truffles are a sweet treat. I’ve made them a few times now. Friends enjoyed my chocolate peppermint truffles during the holidays. Coffee and chocolate are a perfect match.
Coffee actually enhances the flavor of chocolate. That’s why making truffles with Door County coffee turned out to be a really good idea. They have so many flavors that would work in a truffle like orange creme, smore’s, Irish creme and more.
Can you make ganache with coffee?
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t know if making a ganache with coffee would work. I’ve always made ganache with cream. But it did! Not long after I made these dark chocolate raspberry almond truffles I took a cooking class. I was mentioning to the chef about making the ganache with coffee. She said you can use any hot liquid. Good to know!
How do you make ganache?
Ganache is probably the easiest thing you will ever make. It’s 2 ingredients, basically, chocolate (good chocolate) and hot liquid. If you want, you can add an extract such as vanilla or peppermint, and a pat of butter for gloss. I like to add salt because it enhances the flavor of chocolate. You can use semi-sweet, milk, dar, or even white chocolate to make ganache. If you’re using white, I’d stick with cream as the liquid. Coffee would probably discolor it.
For this recipe, I brewed a pot of Door County Raspberry Almond coffee. I had the dark chocolate chips in a glass blow. I measured out the coffee once it finished brewing and poured it over the chocolate chips. Let it sit momentarily then begin to stir. The coffee wasn’t quite hot enough to completely melt the chocolate so I microwaved it 20 – 30 seconds. Continue stirring until the chocolate is smooth and glossy. Let set until soft but firm.
You could choose to roll these truffles in a variety of things such as sprinkles and almonds as I have here, or cocoa or powdered sugar. You’re going to want to coat them in something because they are sticky.
These truffles are rich and perfect for after dinner. Serve them alongside dessert or along. Or send some some wrapped with your guests.
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup Door County Raspberry Almond Coffee, brewed and hot
- ½ tablespoon butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Chocolate sprinkles, for garnish
- Chopped almonds, for garnish
- Place dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Pour hot coffee over chocolate and stir with a rubber spatula.
- Add butter and salt and continue to stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and glossy. If chocolate is not melting, microwave mixture in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.
- Let mixture stand at room temperature until set. In the meantime line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicon liner or wax paper. Set aside.
- Once set, using a small cookie scoop, scoop mixture and drop into chopped almonds or chocolate jimmies. Roll to coat. Mixture will be soft set and sticky until coated. Place on prepared baking sheet.
- Refrigerate until set. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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