Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Coffee Infused Chocolate Truffles

September 29th is National Coffee Day. Who knew? Not me, until the great folks at So Delicious let me know. And, they were gracious enough to give me some of their non dairy coffee creamer!  I am not one who normally puts cream in her coffee (why mess with perfection?). So, to celebrate I have created a recipe that incorporates both coffee and So Delicious non dairy coffee creamer.  Wow, non dairy never tasted so good!
















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:

@VeganVersion please enter me to win some @So_Delicious non dairy coffee creamer!

Do both to be entered twice!

[Update 9/30/2011: Congratulations to @coniecon and @cherylp3 on winning! The random number generator has chosen you to win the So Delicious coffee creamer! Thanks to all that entered!]

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:
















So Delicious!

21 comments:

  1. YUM! I can already taste these melting in my mouth!

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  2. Would like to be entered please..I would love to try So Delicious Non Dairy Coffee Creamer!!!

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  3. OOOH Yummy! Cannot wait to try these! I love So Delicious' products!

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  4. I am making these Thursday if I can find that creamer at my Kroger!

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  5. Yum, would love to try their creamer!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. I would LOVE to win some SoDelicious Creamer...And, I really enjoyed reading your blog- I am relatively new to it. Thanks! Christie -Songgirlc@yahoo.com

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  7. WOW! I love their creamer and use it with various teas as well as coffee. I am definitely going to make these when I get home from work! Thanx a mil for the recipe!

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  8. Love their creamers. I use them a lot to make dairy free ice cream. My husband doesn't need to be dairy free but I've converted him with the creamer. I love making truffles around the holidays...definitley going to make these!!

    -Melissa (meliss.griffin@gmail.com)

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  9. This is a great recipe!!! WOW. What a great way to incorporate the creamer Lee!

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  10. Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try!

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  11. Love the idea of using the creamer outside of the mug

    conie1220 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. I'm not a creamer person for drinks, but it seems to be in a lot of recipes recently - I need to give this a try!

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  13. Thank you for posting such a creative recipe and for supporting a deliciously, dairy-free diet! It looks absolutely divine. I cannot wait to try this!
    - Christine (honeycat23 (at) yahoo (dot) com)

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  14. Need!! Those truffles look great, btw. :) My e-mail is katherynlimback@gmail.com.

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  15. I'd love to win. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com
    I love coffee with just a tad bit of creamer and sweetener. So Delicious creamer would be great in an Italian Soda, too :)

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  16. We have our winners! The random number generator chose two people that tweeted their entries! Congratulations to @coniecon and @cherylp3!

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  17. Looks awesome and easy! What brand chocolate chips did you use?

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  18. I used Ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips

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