Unforgettable Amarula Mocha Truffles

» Posted on Nov 28, 2004 in African Recipes | 0 comments

Unforgettable Amarula Mocha Truffles

Unforgettable Amarula Mocha Truffles

The holiday season is fast approaching. If you are like most of us, there is never enough time to get things started or finished.

Here is a simple to make sweet delicacy that can double as a dessert or a treat for special times. And what’s best, it keeps and even gets better with time if kept refrigerated (not frozen).

If you keep a couple of pretty containers or plates and some cellophane handy these truffles will make the ideal hostess gift as well.

For approximately 40 Truffles you will need…

  • 12 ounces best bittersweet Chocolate
  • ½ cup of heavy double (whipping) cream
  • 2 ts granulated instant coffee
  • 1 ts hot chocolate powder
  • 2 ts *Amarula Cream Liqueur
  • 1 cup crushed Graham crackers, or chocolate granules
  • Preparations:

    Grate the Chocolate and melt it together with the Coffee granules and the cream in a saucepan slowly stirring until melted and blended over low heat.

    Remove from heat and whisk in the Amarula Cream Liqueur

    Remove mixture to glass or porcelain dish and refrigerate covered until it is thick and fudgy, about 2 to 3 hours.

    Now make small one inch or larger balls by rolling them in the palms of your hands and set aside on waxed paper.

    Roll the balls in the crumbs or chocolate granules and place individually into candy cases. Keep in a sealed container in the fridge at least overnight or until needed.

    If you can keep your hands off them until to-morrow that is!! (A refreshing drink of Amarula over ice cubes will help, and you deserve it!!)

    Enjoy, and have a very happy festive season.

    This is a delicious liqueur made in Africa from the fruit of the Marula tree in a process similar to wine making. The Marula wine is then aged in small oak barrels before the cream is added. Amarula Cream will give your truffles that unique and distinct exotic fruit flavor, unforgettable!

    The Marula Tree is also known as the “Elephant tree,” because our jungle giants gorge themselves on the Marula fruit when it ripens in February-March. And they too never forget the flavor!!

    If not available you can substitute any coffee Liqueur, or Rum or even Crème-de Menthe. Have fun experimenting.

    Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy