Kahlua Chocolate Truffles

/// October 13th, 2016

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 ingredients.

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 ingredients.

Sorry to tempt you like this so early in the morning… but I just couldn’t resist sharing these Kahlua Chocolate Truffles with you right now. Did you see me make them on Instagram stories yesterday? So much fun.

This luxurious recipe is rich, decadent, and perfect for the upcoming holiday season! Trust me when I say these Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are going to make great gifts for all of the chocolate lovers in your life. In fact I just packed up a few boxes to bring with me to Pennsylvania. My sister brought twins into the world last night (!!!) so I’m off to spoil and pamper her with plenty of love and chocolate! But first, let’s dig into these beauties together.

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 ingredients.

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 ingredients.

If you’ve never made homemade chocolate truffles before, you’re in for a treat! I have a good variety of truffle recipes hiding in the archives (including oreo truffles, grand marnier truffles, and salted peanut butter truffles) but let’s be serious – can one ever have too many truffle recipes?! Obviously we both know the answer to that is NO. So when a reader (Hi Liz!) requested Kahlua Chocolate Truffles, I was all over it. Since Kahlua is a coffee liqueur, and coffee plays so well with chocolate, I just knew this flavor combination would be a hit. I also added a teaspoon of espresso powder to really amp up the flavor and balance out the sweetness.

As an avid coffee + chocolate lover, I had the hardest time not eating this entire bowl during the photo shoot ↓

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 ingredients.

Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success:

  • As briefly mentioned above, Kahlua is a rich coffee liqueur made from Mexican coffee, spirits, and vanilla. You should have no problem finding it at your local liquor store, and most carry mini-bottles, in case you don’t want to invest in the full-sized varieties. You’ll only need one tablespoon for this recipe.
  • Don’t skip the espresso powder! It helps enhance the flavor of the chocolate without adding an intense coffee flavor. If you’re on the market for a new jar, I highly recommend King Arthur Flour Espresso Powder, which is what I use in all of my chocolate desserts.
  • I recommend using high-quality chocolate for this recipe. Since there are only a few ingredients, each one really shines through. I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate bars, but use any brand you enjoy. Just be sure not to use chocolate chips, which have inferior flavor and texture for a recipe like this.
  • You must allow the truffle mixture to cool for at least 4 hours, or until it’s solid enough to scoop. You can use a regular spoon for this step, but a cookie dough scoop like this will make it much easier.
  • Due to the nature of chocolate, I recommend keeping these kahlua chocolate truffles in the fridge until needed. They’ll be ok at room temperature for a few hours, but I wouldn’t suggest keeping them out longer than that. If you plan on gifting them, simply let the lucky recipient know to keep them cold. I do not suggest mailing these.

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 ingredients.

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 ingredients.

Alright! Time to edit some pumpkin pie photos for you, then I’m off to meet my new niece and nephew. Hope you treat yourself to some Kahlua Chocolate Truffles SOON.

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bakerbynature on instagram! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day.

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 ingredients.

Kahlua Chocolate Truffles

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen truffles

Serving Size: 1 or two truffles

Melt-in-your-mouth Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 simple ingredients.


  • For the kahlua chocolate truffles:
  • 14 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 5 and 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes and at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua liqueur
  • For the chocolate coating:
  • 4 ounces semi-seet chocolate grated or finely chopped


  1. Chop the chocolate and set aside. In a saucepan over low heat, warm the cream until small bubbles begin to form around the sides of the pan. Remove cream from the heat; add in espresso powder and chopped chocolate, and whisk smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. then stir in butter and Kahlua.
  2. Cool to room temperature, then cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until firm enough to scoop.
  3. For the chocolate coating:
  4. Grate chocolate using the course side of a grater, or finely chop it if you don't own a grater. Transfer grated chocolate into a wide, shallow dish and set aside.
  5. Assembly:
  6. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper; set aside.
  7. Scoop out a tablespoon sized round of the chilled chocolate and use your hands to shape it into a ball. Roll the truffle in the grated chocolate, then transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until there's not chocolate truffle mixture left. Store the truffles in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to two weeks.

18 thoughts on “Kahlua Chocolate Truffles

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Jasmeet! I’m so glad you enjoyed them :) Truffles are very soft by nature, but chilling them for a longer time before serving can help them stay stable at room temperature for a longer time.

  1. Linda S

    If you dipped them in chocolate … would that allow them to sit out? I am going to try these soon … I love to treat my stampin’ friends to chocolate and these look awesome.

      1. Yesenia

        Great thanks!! Unfortunatly, I could not fi d the expresso powder in time so I hope it won’t take away drastically from the final result/ taste.

  2. Diana Klingenberg

    I want to thank you for this Truffle recipe. I had one years ago and lost it. This is the best ever. I roll them in dry cocoa powder and also hazelnuts. A family favorite.

  3. Sarah Jewell

    Instead of individual truffles, I would like to put this into a pie. What kind of crust(ish) would you recommend? Chocolate or graham crust? Crushed pretzels? Nuts? Just wondering if you had any suggestions.
    Thanks a bunch!


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