Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chocolate and coffee truffles



Chocolate and coffee. Two of the greatest gifts to mankind. Bring the two together - and what you get is pure indulgence! To reduce the guilt, throw in some rolled oats, maybe some wheatgerm, and you have a wonderful excuse to have your daily dose of indulgen..erm..nutrition ;)
The recipe couldn't be simpler. Only a few ingredients, and hardly any time to cook, this one is ready in minutes. It keeps well for at least a week (I haven't had the chance to test it longer - it doesn't usually last more than a couple of a days!), and looks great too so makes for a very nice and easy gift. Here is the recipe.

- 2 1/2 tablespoon butter. You could use peanut butter or almond butter to up the nutrition factor - just remember to adjust the sugar accordingly
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar.
- 1/4 cup freshly brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
- About a cup of rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon wheatgerm
And toppings of your choice.


Melt the butter. Add in the both the sugars, and let it simmer for a few minutes. Now add the coffee, and cocoa powder. Bring it to a boil, and take it off the heat. Put the oats and wheatgerm in a mixer and powder it. Once the coffee mixture is cool enough to work with - about 15 minutes, throw in the oats mixture and mix it up. Now get your hands dirty and start shaping the balls. (Maybe eat it a bit while you're at it). Roll these into the toppings of your choice. I used more cocoa powder(!), shredded coconut, and powdered sugar.
A word of warning - even though these babies are not all that bad for you, don't kid yourself and eat them all up. Save some for your friends and family ;D
I would be posting this for the 1x umr├╝hren bitte's Event Share

7 comments:

  1. beautiful job. keep it up....jvittalrao

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  2. Hey ,Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment. You have an awesome space. Luved the way you take pictures,you make it looks so inviting dear. Chocolate balls looks delicious. Will try it soon:)

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  3. The chocolate balls are very impressive and make anyone drool. Just browsed thru all your recipes, your photos are awesome. Keep Rocking...........

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  4. Please take a look at my chocolate truffles.
    http://dishesfrommykitchen.blogspot.com/2009/06/chocolate-truffles.html

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  5. could you make these without the wheat germ?

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  6. @ali : I am sure you could. The wheatgerm and oats are there more or less to reduce the guilt :)

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