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Mocha Truffles

Nothing compares to the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of these truffles...or to the simplicity of the recipe. Whenever I make them for my family or friends, they're quickly devoured. No one has to know how easy they are to prepare! —Stacy Abell, Olathe, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    5-1/2 dozen


  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • White candy coating, optional


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Beat in cream cheese. Dissolve coffee in water; add to cream cheese and beat until smooth.
  • Chill until firm enough to shape. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm, 1-2 hours.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. If desired, melt white coating and drizzle over truffles.
Editor's Note: Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometime labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together. Truffles can be frozen for several months before dipping in chocolate. Thaw in the refrigerator before dipping.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 73 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • cindiak
    Nov 13, 2018

    These are delicious and easy to make. After I shape them into balls, I put them in the freezer for about an hour before dipping them so they don't get too soft from the warm chocolate coating.

  • Holly
    Feb 5, 2018

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  • Sue Zappa
    Jan 14, 2018

    I made these for my in-laws' Christmas celebration in 1994 & they were a tremendous hit! Even my father-in-law who rarely ate sweets, but loved coffee, ate more than a few! I didn't change a thing with the recipe. These are a regular feature in our Christmas candy assortment.

  • Jane
    Jul 17, 2017

    It is worth looking for the best ingredients possible in dark chocolate, cream cheese and instant coffee. Outstandg recipe!

  • 2124arizona
    May 8, 2017

    Inning combination of chocolate and coffee! It's a keeper!

  • jinnymae
    Feb 16, 2014

    These are very good truffles, like the coffee flavor and chocolate are winning combinations.

    Dec 23, 2013

    yummy husband really likes i also chopped some pecans and coconut to roll some in very good

  • skoal1
    Aug 7, 2013

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  • nleather
    Dec 30, 2012

    I make these every Christmas and my family loves them. I also gave them as gifts this year. They are easy to make and look beautiful.

  • hauke
    Dec 8, 2012

    The taste was great - but they were so soft it was impossible to work with them. I even tried freezing them so I could coat them, but they literally dissolved as soon as I put them in the chocolate to coat them. I tried both dark chocolate and white chocolate. No luck with either.