Joy to the World! The truffles are done! OMG if you like Almond Joy candy bars, you simply HAVE to try these. Seriously, they’re like a little explosion of joy in your mouth. Truffles are one of those things that sound hard to make, and yet, they’re just not. They are so easy, and the results are almost always stunning. I thought I’d be smart and try to use a melon baller this time to try to make perfect little round balls without getting my hands too dirty. Well, that was a bust. LOL Truffles do need to be rolled by hand it seems. Or I was doing something wrong. Could be…wouldn’t be the first time. lmao Once the truffles are formed, rolling in coconut is a snap…I just sort of shook them around a bit in a bowl of coconut, and that little trick *did* work. (yay me! lol) I am so excited to share this recipe with all of you….I think I may have just created a new favorite.
6 ounces (150 grams) dark chocolate
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon espresso
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1 cup grated coconut
Melt chocolate in a medium sized glass bowl in the microwave (check and stir frequently, time will depend on your microwave).
Allow to cool a bit, then beat in egg yolks.
Add milk and coffee and beat until combined.
Add butter and continue to beat.
Beat in almonds.
Refrigerate truffle mixture for a minimum of 2 hours.
Form smaller sized balls and roll in coconut.