Coffee Toffee Pretzel Truffles
By: Linda Bonwill - World Class Cooking
LOVE IS IN THE AIR; WHY NOT SHOW SOMEONE YOU CARE!
What better way to say "I love you" than by giving chocolates.
These are not just regular chocolates; these are Coffee Toffee Pretzel chocolate truffles, specialty shaped and dusted with edible gold. Truffles are made with chocolate ganache, chilled and then rolled into bite-size balls. The chocolate balls can be rolled in nuts, or dipped in chocolate.
These little baby rose truffles are easy to make. With just a few ingredients, you can have these hand-molded chocolates quickly and professionally looking; your recipient will think you bought them at the candy shop.
I start by using good-quality molding chocolate. The chocolate is melted and mixed with your favorite ingredients. Since I used a good-flavored coffee, not much additional flavor was needed.
So whether you make these truffles for Mom, Dad, the love of your life, or someone you just met. Give a gift they will never forget.
Featured Product: Toffee Pretzel 10oz ground coffee
- 3 cups molding chocolate, divided (milk or dark)
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee, hot
- 1 TBSP butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup pretzels, ground fine
- Edible gold powder (found at craft stores)
- Add 2 cups of the molding chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute in the microwave. Stir until all the lumps are melted.
- Stir in the hot coffee, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in the pretzels. Let sit at room temperature
to harden, stirring every 30 mins. The ganache will be ready when the ganache easily rolls into balls.
- Melt the remaining chocolate. Completely cover the ball in chocolate by dropping it into the bowl. Use a fork to scoop the ball out of the bowl of chocolate. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to release any excess chocolate. Flip the truffle upside down onto wax paper, gently tapping the top of the truffle with the fork, creating a design. Let the chocolates harden before touching them.
- Dust the truffles with edible gold using a small clean paintbrush.
NOTE: I used a candy/truffle dipping tool to shape a rose on the top of the truffle. You can purchase these at a craft store or online. You can also make a tool by taking a large paper clip and unfolding it. Bend the tip into a circle, approx. 1/2 inch wide. After dropping the chocolate onto the wax paper, gently tap the top of the truffle and release it, creating a rose shape.