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Mary Beth’s Mocha Truffles

March 20, 2008


This week, Hana Kate has enjoyed spending a little extra time with her Aunt Emby! And I’ve enjoyed tasting my sister’s scrumptious creations. Mary Beth has been over this week making several things to sell for a fundraiser. Her most “famous” recipe has been Mocha Truffles! Here’s the recipe she uses. And believe me, it’s tried and true–she has made these countless times ever since getting the recipe in her cooking class last year:

24 oz. chocolate chips                  2 tsp water

8 oz. cream cheese, softened      1 lb. dark, confectioner’s coating*

3 tsp instant coffee granules

Melt chocolate chips. Add cream cheese, coffee, and water. Mix well. Chill until firm enough to shape. Shape into balls (large marble size) and place on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Melt chocolate coating, dip chocolate balls and set aside to harden. (Refrigeration helps.) May drizzle melted white chocolate coating over the top.

Yields: approximately 60 truffle balls—way too many to eat in one week!

*Mary Beth uses Almond Bark Chocolate Coating


Hana Kate bonding with her auntie!

Hana Kate has been “helping” her mommy with some food prep of her own…more on that next week! 😉.

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  • Stephanie March 20, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Boy oh boy those sound yummy!! I think I know what will be on my shopping list next week . . . and I only need one or two ingredients as I have the rest. I’ve been wanting to try truffles and never knew how. Thanks for the recipe.

    Your baby is so adorable too. I always love the pictures of her.

  • Tania March 25, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Wow these look sooo good. I am going to be adding this to my list too. (-:

  • Martie March 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Now I am hungry! Looks delicious. I will have to give it a try. I was thinking it would make a perfect gift for someone – and they look beautiful to boot!


  • Beth March 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    So much for starting my diet this week 🙂