Almond Joy Truffles

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. :)

almond joy truffles

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

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.

24 Responses to “Almond Joy Truffles”

  1. Coffee flavoured truffles…delicious Nikki!!!


  2. well, I can’t see the picture but they sound delicious. I am making truffles tonight, too. I was going to make Irish cream ones, but you are making me rethink my plan… ;)


  3. Sounds delicious! Almond Joys are one of my favorites.


  4. Yum! I love the idea of Almond Joy, but the quality is never as good as my imagination, so this is totally the answer. I’m curious why you use egg and butter rather than cream? Is it a different texture? I’m making a bunch of truffles this weekend and plan on experimenting. Thanks for the inspiration!


  5. Your photo is down but I saw it on Tastespotting and those look great! Nice job :)


  6. Chocolate and coconut truffles sound like a great idea!


  7. Shoot, I wonder what’s up with the picture? :(

    Thanks so much everyone!

    Valli, these little bites really are yummy! The coffee isn’t really a pronounced flavor, but I think I should come up with a coffee flavored truffle because that sounds heavenly! :)

    Elly, Irish Cream truffles? Gawd, YUM! :)

    Jennifer, thanks! Me too! Almond Joys arren’t available here, just “Bounty” without the almonds. Now I don’t have to miss them anymore! lol :)

    Bri, I have to agree…these are much better than the candy bar. I find that egg and butter seem to hold up better than cream…the texture is almost fudge like. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! :)

    Hi Hillary, Thank you so much! :) Sorry about the picture! :/

    Hey Kevin! Thanks! :)


  8. Just stopped by from tastespotting and had to tell you I enjoyed your site. Bookmarked!


  9. Hi Nikki,

    made them today. They are just great. I have used insatnt coffee and dissolved it in one tablespoon amaretto, which gave a nice additional almond touch to them.

    Thank you for that easy to make truffle recipe.
    Thorsten


  10. Hi Megan! Thank you so much for stopping by! Look forward to getting to know you. :)

    Thorsten, thanks so much for trying them! Great cal with the amaretto and instant coffee…I’m so pleased you liked them! :)


  11. I’m baaack, now that the photo’s up…it’s bookmarked and could be on our Xmas dessert tray.


  12. Hi Peter! Yeah, I uploaded a new pic, since the first seemed to be buggy. lol I hope you do try these–I have to make a new batch, my extended family loved the first batch (they were supposed to be for x-mas, but what the heck, right? Life is too short to save the good stuff for later. ;) ).


  13. Nikki, they look so beautiful, I love the paper cups you used.
    And what a wonderful gift these would be!


  14. Thank you so much, Patricia! I can’t wait to make your pepper cheese shortbreads…I can’t stop thinking about them! lol :)


  15. Además de tener una pinta estupenda, estaban buenííííísimos. Marta ” que también los probó ” coincide con mi opinión. Sin embargo, todos los que estábamos allí sabemos que no sólo los probó, sino que casi nos deja sin ellos. Realmente, son las mejores trufas que nos hemos comido nunca. Este post quedaba cojo sin la opinión de alguien que no fuera la propia cocinera y pudiera dar fe de su exquisito sabor. Gracias Nichole


  16. Hi, these look fabulous and I was wondering:
    A) about how many does this make, and
    B) where did you get those cute wrappers for them?
    Thanks!


  17. Muchísmimas gracias Carlos y Marta! :) Jajaja…se comprende que hay que hacer mas trufitas pa’la gente! Me alegro mucho que hayan pasado por aquí para dejar un comentario. Un beso a los dos!! muac! :)

    Hi Jessica! Thanks so much! These make about 24 truffles, give or take a few…it’ll depend on the size you roll them. The wrappers were a find at the “Euro” store (like a Dollar store) lol, but I think you’d be able to find them at a grocer by the cupcake papers (these are like mini aluminum cupcake papers), or perhaps at a bakery or restaurant supply store? Maybe even online? Thanks so much for your kind comment! :)


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