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Dark Chocolate Truffles

Dark Chocolate Truffles with Coffee Cocoa Powder and Almonds

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Recipe Details


If you've never made chocolate truffles from scratch before, now's your chance. We break the technique down into a few simple steps: First, melt dark chocolate with condensed milk, then chill until firm. The decadent mixture is rolled into balls, then coated in your choice of toppings: a mocha-inspired powder or chopped almonds. Can't decide? You can always do what we do and have one (or more) of each.


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By Chef Liz

By Chef Liz

Nutritional info

  • Calories 460
  • Protein 8g
  • Total Carb 51g
  • Total Fat 25g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • condensed milk
    2 cans
    condensed milk
  • roasted salted almonds
    2 tablespoons
    roasted salted almonds
  • dark chocolate
    6 ounces
    dark chocolate
  • vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • cocoa powder
    1 tablespoon
    cocoa powder
  • decaffeinated coffee powder
    2 packets
    decaffeinated coffee powder
  • turbinado sugar
    2 packets
    turbinado sugar
  • mini cupcake liners
    mini cupcake liners

What You’ll Need

  • kosher salt
  • plastic wrap
  • baking sheet

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    Set condensed milk aside to come to room temperature. Finely chop almonds, or leave in bag and gently crush with the bottom of a heavy pan. Place on a large plate for Step 4.

  2. Make ganache

    Make ganache

    Place dark chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted, then stir in condensed milk to combine. Alternatively, heat chocolate and condensed milk in small pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent burning, until chocolate is melted and mixture is fully combined.

  3. Chill ganache

    Chill ganache

    Add vanilla extract and ⅛ teaspoon salt to bowl with ganache and stir to fully combine. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator until firm, 40-50 minutes. Meanwhile, on a baking sheet, arrange mini cupcake liners in a single layer. Place cocoa powder, coffee powder, and sugar in a large shallow bowl and stir to combine.

  4. Form and coat truffles

    Form and coat truffles

    Once ganache is firm, working 1 at a time, use a tablespoon to scoop out 1 tablespoon ganache. Working quickly to avoid melting, roll ganache into balls to yield about 18 truffles. Roll half of truffles in coffee-cocoa powder to fully coat. Roll remaining truffles in chopped almonds to fully coat. Place 1 truffle inside each mini cupcake liner on baking sheet.

  5. Chill truffles

    Chill truffles

    Transfer baking sheet with truffles to refrigerator and chill until firm, about 20 minutes. Use the downtime to get a head start on cleanup.

  6. Plate dark chocolate truffles

    Plate dark chocolate truffles

    Transfer dark chocolate truffles to a serving platter and share with fellow chocolate lovers! Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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