And, So Delicious has graciously given me some coupons for their non dairy creamer. If you would like to be entered into a drawing to win one either leave me a comment on this post (don't forget to leave an email address where I can contact you) or tweet the following:
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I had fun experimenting with the recipe for these. After a couple of false starts I think I have created the perfect truffle.
Coffee Infused Chocolate Truffles
16 oz vegan semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup So Delicious Non Dairy Coffee Creamer
1/4 cup VERY strong coffee (or 1 tsp coffee extract if you can find it)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Place the chocolate chips in a bowl. Heat the non dairy creamer over medium heat until it just starts to boil. Pour over the chocolate chips and allow to sit for about five minutes.
After five minutes stir the melted chocolate until very smooth. Add the coffee and continue to stir. If the chocolate is not totally melted you can heat in a double boiler over low heat (I did not need to do this).
Place chocolate mixture (ganache) into the refrigerator and allow it to cool completely. This will take at least an hour. Once the ganache is set remove from the refrigerator and use a melon baller or your hands to make round balls. Place on a tray lined with parchment paper and place the chocolate ganache balls back into the refrigerator for about fifteen minutes. (Note: you may need to do this in batches returning the ganache to the refrigerator in between as when the ganache warms to room temperature it becomes more difficult to work with).
Once the ganache balls have firmed up in the refrigerator roll each in the cocoa powder and serve. These can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature for about a month but I highly doubt that anyone could keep these delicious treats around that long!
Oh, and if you are not feeling ambitious enough to make truffles you can always enjoy your So Delicious coffee creamer like this: