California Walnut Mocha Truffles
These mocha truffles are extra special and very easy to prepare. Coated with crunchy walnuts and lightly dusted with cocoa, these decadent treats make a delightful gift any time of the year.
Recipe Ingredients:3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (6 squares)
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons rum
1 cup coarsely chopped California Walnuts - divided use
- In small bowl, cream together sugar and butter; set aside.
- In top of double boiler, combine chocolate and coffee. Cook and stir over hot, not boiling water, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add slowly to butter mixture; stir in rum and 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Chill until slightly firm.
- Shape into small balls; roll in remaining walnuts and dust with powdered sugar or cocoa powder. Place truffles in candy cups and store in covered container in refrigerator until just before serving.
- Truffles can be refrigerated for up to one week or frozen for up to three months.
Makes about 1 1/2 dozen truffles.
Recipe provided courtesy of California Walnuts.