Homemade Tiramisu Truffles – very simple to make with irresistible coffee flavor and creamy texture. Tossed in shredded milk chocolate and cocoa powder.
I OFFICIALLY apologize for the recent overload with tiramisu recipes! I’ve decided to put together a fun roundup with tiramisu inspired recipes and the last one will be posted tomorrow. If you, my dear readers have any recipes, you’d like me to feature in the roundup, please leave a comment on this post!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I think it is time for another Tiramisu recipe. And because I love truffles, I decided to go ahead and make some Tiramisu Truffles.
You won’t believe how easy these are. And they have an amazing coffee/tiramisu flavor. They are sweet, creamy and delicious. And you only need a few ingredients. If you are a fan of this popular Italian dessert (tiramisu) you’ll love this chocolate truffles.
I am trying to eat and stay healthy, but I just can’t resist these truffles. As much as I love making date sweetened healthy truffles, I must confess, I love the taste of these mini bon bons.
Wrap them up and these tiramisu truffles will make a great gift for a loved one or a friend.
I adapted the recipe from the book: Truffles : 50 Deliciously Decadent Homemade Chocolate Treats (50 Series) by Dede Wilson.
The original recipe calls for the use of couverture white chocolate, which is basically a high quality chocolate with has a higher content of cocoa butter. The higher percentage of cocoa butter combined with proper tempering gives chocolate a firmer “snap”, when broken and mellow flavor.
The first time I made these a while ago, I used a higher quality white chocolate, this time I did not have any.
I decided to try and use Nestle Tollhouse’s Premier White Chocolate Morsels and see if it works. They are widely available and taste pretty good. And these morsels worked perfectly for this truffle recipe. The only thing I’ve noticed, when using Nestle’s white chocolate morsels is that they take a few extra minutes to melt.
Ghirardelli also offers a good quality melting white chocolate, but I did not find it at the store I went to.
Mascarpone cheese is used for these truffles and while I thought to substitute it with something, I think it is best to use Mascarpone, due to the extra creaminess it brings to the truffles. It needs to be at room temperature and I recommend using a rubber spatula when mixing it with the chocolate.
The instant coffee creates a nice and refreshing coffee flavor. Half of it is dissolved in marsala wine and half is added to the mixture later. If you are not a fan of marsala wine, I’ve included some substitutes for it in the recipe notes.
I’ve also got a few tips for you, when rolling out the truffles:
Make sure your truffle mixture is properly chilled, for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.
I like to use a metal measuring spoon (or small cookie scoop) to scoop out truffles with the same size.
Your hands need to be cold, to easily mix the truffles.Heat from your hands, makes truffles stick and you’ll have a hard time to make them smooth.
I hope the Tiramisu lovers out there like this recipe. Let me know!
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- 10 oz white chocolate morsels — (couverture chocolate recommended, but regular will work)
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese — (at room temperature, but not melted)
- 2 tsp Marsala wine — (sherry, vermouth or other sweet liquor would work)
- 1 tsp instant coffee — ( I used Nescafe) divided
- 1 oz milk chocolate block
- 1/2 tsp Dutch processed cocoa powder
- paper cups — , optional
Melt white chocolate in a double boiler until smooth. Set a side to let it cool until just lukewarm.
Dissolve1/2 tsp of the instant espresso in Marsala wine.
After the chocolate has cooled, add in mascarpone cheese and using a rubber spatula mix until smooth. (there might be some tiny lumps, which is ok).
Add the espresso and marsala mixture and stir. Add in the remaining instant espresso. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Grate the block of milk chocolate. Toss shavings in Dutch processed cocoa powder.
Using a metal round measuring spoon or a small cookie scoop, scoop out balls from the tiramisu ganache and roll very quickly with your cold hands.
Roll truffles in chocolate shavings.
Consume immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 54, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 23mg, Carbohydrates: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 40%, Calcium: 18%
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No need to apologize, Mira. I’ve loved all of your tiramisu recipes. I am thinking you should totally write a cookbook on tiramisu inspired desserts! I’d buy it! These truffles look incredible, girl. I would lose all self control and eat the entire batch. Pinned!
Thanks a lot Jen! With a few more recipes, I could totally create an e-book 🙂
TIRAMISU TRUFFLES look like Valentine’s Day HEAVEN. I am getting so many great ideas for Valentine’s meals! AMAZING!! 🙂
There can be never too many tiramisu recipes!! Keep them coming 🙂 I’m the same way when I’m “inspired” by one particular cooking item/idea I want to put it in all my recipes!! These truffles look wonderful 🙂 Pinned!
I love both tiramisu and truffles. You have just given me an all-in-one!
I love all of your tiramisu recipes, Mira! You’re so creative and everything looks delicious! And these truffles…wow! They look like the ultimate sweet treat. What a fun flavor! Pinned!
Love how creative you are! These truffles look amazing. Pinning!
Mira, you have great collection of tiramisu recipes now! I think, I have to make all of them!
I love all your tiramisu recipes Mira so no need to apologize! They are all wonderful and you should totally compile these in 1 post!
These truffles are so pretty, Mira! Love all your tiramisu recipes, they’re all gorgeous and so creative!
Okay, I’ve resigned myself to just pretend I’m eating all of these amazing tiramisu recipes. Once again, amazing!
Don’t apologise! You can never have too much tiramisu in my opinion. These sound so good and I love how simple they are too.
Mira these tiramisu truffles look beautiful!.. and moorishly addictive too. I think I could polish off many of these right now.
No need to apologize! I love tiramisu and these sound perfect. Love that you made truffles, such a great idea.
You’ve combined two of my very favorite desserts into one gorgeous bite (well maybe two bites 🙂 ) Beautiful!
I want these right now. Tiramisu truffles sound like a perfect treat. Great recipe Mira. I wish I could reach through the screen and get one. 🙂
I love the idea of making a tiramisu-inspired truffle…so creative! I love tiramisu, so these sound divine!
Just saw this recipe on G+ and thought these are the BEST truffles ever! It has perfect texture and I love the tiramisu flavor. Gorgeous pictures. Pinned and pinned! 🙂
Absolutely amazing, I know my beloved hubby would flip for these!
Pinned for sure!
These sound amazing! I want to make them as a present for my friend, but I’m concerned about how long they can be out. Will it go bad after a few hours?
Hi Jessica! These truffles will not last for a long time at a temperature higher than 74-75F, because the white chocolate confection melts easily. They can still be consumed, I don’t think they will go bad, but they might melt.
You are so awesome! I do not suppose I’ve truly read a single thing like that before.
So wonderful to discover someone with genuine thoughts on this topic.
Seriously.. thank you for starting this up.
This site is something that is required on the web, someone with some originality!
Thank you so much!
I don’t like the taste of wine etc.. Could I sub more coffee?
Hi, I have not tried the recipe with more coffee, but you can try it or just leave the wine out.
Ok thank you so much!!
Kristin, I was thinking that you mix some instant coffee with water so it equals 2 tbsp, or even use regular coffee. Let me know how it turns. Thanks!
Oh my .. I cannot wait to get these in my mouth!!!
I just have one question before I get started .. why use those other wines and not rum?
Hi Catherine, I used a recipe from a book and this is why I used wine, but I’m pretty sure rum will work, too! Let me know if you try them!