Chocolate Frangelico Truffles

Chocolate Frangelico  Truffles ~ Elegantly rich in style and in flavor, these truffles are a great holiday dessert.

Chocolate Frangelico Truffles

Chocolate Frangelico Truffles

Every year for Thanksgiving I make these truffles along with my pumpkin pie. They are perfect for light dessert eaters who want just a nibble of something sweet and a rich treat for others who catch there second eating wind when the word dessert is mentioned . .. ahem, I’m  including myself in the latter.

I love the taste of Frangelico and love how it pairs with chocolate even more. In fact I love it so much I’ve kept this truffle simple in design, by that I mean, no rolling these truffles in finely ground hazlenuts and no heavy dusting of cocoa powder. I wanted the  flavor to come through uninterrupted.

A few notes:

  • Your palate your preference, so roll your truffle in crushed hazelnuts if that’s what you like or roll it in some ground cacao nibs mixed with unsweetened cocoa powder. Alternatively, you can also dip them in melted chocolate for a chocolate covering. Keep in mind a dusting or covering of some sort is needed to prevent the truffles from sticking to one another.
  • The truffles can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerated up to one week.
  • Random note: Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for the last fast and easy appetizer for Thanksgiving.
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Chocolate Frangelico Truffles

Makes 25-30 truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 1 lb. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup of Frangelico liqueur
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • Instructions:

    1. Place heavy cream in a saucepan. Cut and split vanilla beans vertically and then scrape vanilla bean seeds into cream and then place emptied vanilla seeds in as well. Bring vanilla cream mixture to a boil. Remove sauceepan from heat and pour cream through a strainer over chopped chocolate. Remove vanilla seed and let stand for 10 seconds. Add espresso powder and salt to mixture and gently stir until combined.  Let mixture cool at room temperature, about 2hours. Pour Frangelico in and stir until combined. Then cover the surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
    2. Using a 1 inch melon baller scoop out chocolate rounds and place on parchment lined bake sheet. Make sure to clean the melon baller with warm water as you go for easy formation. Roll the truffles by hand as needed to shape into circles. Make sure you hands are clean between rolling for easy formation. Finsh to preference.

    Heavily adapted from Georgeanne Brennan

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    21 Responses to “Chocolate Frangelico Truffles”

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      Rachel — November 24, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

      Love this! Nice job.

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      Amanda — November 24, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

      These are beautiful… and I have a feeling they just melt in your mouth!!

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      Shaina — November 24, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

      Yum. I’m drooling. Can we just go straight to Christmas?

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      Michelle — November 24, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

      Ooooh. Gorgeous.

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      Joanne — November 24, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

      I’ve never dabbled in Frangelico before but I will certainly have to try these truffles. I’m definitely the girl who gets that second wind when dessert is mentioned. So I’ll be having these WITH my pumpkin pie.

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      Cherine — November 25, 2010 @ 7:10 am

      Gorgeous picture!! Beautiful truffles!

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      manoela — November 25, 2010 @ 11:25 am

      These truffles look awesome!
      Gourgeous pictures!

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      Kristen — November 25, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

      Yum – I love truffles!

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      ingrid — November 26, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

      Hi, Naomi! Hope you had a blessed & delicious Thanksgiving! :)
      ~ingrid

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      marla {family fresh cooking} — November 26, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

      Thanks for this great recipe & for reminding me how very simple it is to make homemade truffles. I must get on this project asap :) Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

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      Su-yin — November 26, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

      Oh wow, these look incredibly decadent. I love making truffles, but haven’t made them in ages (as I keep on taking the easy way out and make oreo pops instead, lol). Might just have to return to the traditional truffle now! :)

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      Heather — November 27, 2010 @ 3:12 am

      YUM. I love Frangelico in my coffee… I bet this is incredible!!

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      Hannah — November 27, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

      Gotta love how easy yet impressive and satisfying chocolate truffles are… Your little liqueur twist sounds sinfully delicious!

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      Brian @ A Thought For Food — November 27, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

      I’m nervous about trying this recipe out… for fear that I’ll eat each as soon as I’ve applied the last touch of cocoa powder. A love picture by the way!

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      BS — November 28, 2010 @ 1:39 am

      *drool* and I’m not even a chocolate person.

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      Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 29, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

      These are absolutely lovely! They would make such perfect Christmas gifts. :)

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      Urvashee — November 29, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

      OMG! I love Frangelico!!! You always seem to come up with my favorite flavor combinations. Delicious!

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      Nancy@acommunaltable — November 30, 2010 @ 2:08 am

      Wonderful flavor combination – have bookmarked this for the holiday cooking extravaganza!!!

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      Carolyn Jung — December 2, 2010 @ 5:15 am

      Mmm, chocolate and espresso go hand in hand. Plus, I just love how making these truffles has become your holiday tradition. There’s nothing better than taking the time to make something each and every Thanksgiving that you know everyone has been waiting for all year long.

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      Katie | GoodLife Eats — December 3, 2010 @ 1:57 am

      Mmmmmmm! I’ll take 4 or 5 of these right now, please. :) Great overhead shot. Those are really hard for me.

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      RC — December 20, 2010 @ 1:42 am

      I made these for my office holiday party and they were such a hit! I wrote about them on my blog and linked back to your recipe (http://pennyforyourpots.blogspot.com/2010/12/bites-of-chocolate-heaven.html). Thanks for the great idea.

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