Madigan made... a chocolate and coffee "couple."
Welcome to Day 1 of Famous Chocolate "Couples" Week here at Madigan Made. (read more about it here)
In honor of Valentine's Day, Monday through Thursday this week I will be featuring a different recipe with a famous chocolate combination.
Today is all about two of my very favorite vices: chocolate and coffee!
Both of these foods can be dark and rich... but together they bring out the best in each other.
This is my mom's recipe. She made these chocolate truffles around Christmas for as long as I can remember.
They have a rich mocha flavor and the festive sprinkles make them a constant holiday favorite.
Change the color of the jimmies and you can serve these truffles at any holiday!
How about a pretty plate of these treats for your coffee-loving Valentine?
Chocolate Mocha Truffles
Recipe source: my mom
8 tbsp butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 tsp instant coffee mixed with 2 tbsp boiling water
Colored sugars and jimmies
Cream: In a large bowl, cream butter and slowly add in sugar.
Melt: In the microwave or using a double boiler, melt chocolates. Add coffee mixture and stir.
Combine: Add chocolate mixture to the butter and sugar. Mix well.
Chill: Refrigerate until the mixture is firm (1-2 hours).
Roll: Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and then roll in sugars or jimmies. (note, it is easier to roll if the mixture sits out on the counter for 10-15 minutes.)
Store: Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Tomorrow we will be talking about a very popular couple: chocolate and peanut butter. Stay tuned!
And do you have a great chocolate recipe to share? Leave me a link in the comments. I'd love to feature some of them this weekend.