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Coffee Truffles

4.99 from 59 votes

This delicious coffee truffles recipe is smooth, rich, decadent, and absolutely impossible to resist. The entire tray will disappear in an instant!

Coffee Mousse Truffle Recipe

Easy homemade coffee truffles

If you consider yourself a true coffee lover, be sure to save this classic coffee truffle recipe for later, because the creamy coffee centers are sure to win you over.

Or better yet, go straight into the kitchen to whip up a batch right now!

The sweet coffee truffles are quick to prepare from scratch. And they taste like a combination of thick New York cheesecake and a slice of homemade tiramisu.

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The best coffee dessert for parties

The first time I made the no bake coffee mousse truffles was for a rooftop party.

I decided to cut each truffle in half before serving, to show off the whipped coffee filling. Plus, this way guests could taste them and still save room for other desserts.

By the end of the night, it was clear that I should have brought a double batch.

With a delicious coffee cheesecake filling and rich dark chocolate shell, these gourmet truffles will not last long.

It’s like having your own personal candy box of Godiva chocolates. And you can make the entire recipe with just three to five ingredients!

Serve the fancy truffles on a large plate, or use them to top frosted cupcakes or cakes, such as this flourless Keto Cake or my Vegan Chocolate Cake.

Watch the homemade coffee truffle recipe video, above

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Coffee Truffle Flavors

Mocha Truffles: Add a tablespoon of Dutch or regular unsweetened cocoa powder to the cream cheese filling ingredients before blending everything together.

Coffee Cardamom Truffles: Whip in an eighth teaspoon of ground cardamom. Taste the filling, then add another eighth teaspoon for a stronger cardamom flavor.

Cinnamon Truffles: Add a fourth teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the ingredients before whipping. You can add a pinch of ground ginger as well.

White Chocolate Cappuccino Truffles: Dip the coffee bites in melted white chocolate instead of dark. The same idea works for milk chocolate or Peanut Butter Chips.

Pumpkin Spice Truffles: Blend an eighth teaspoon each of ground pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon in with the filling ingredients.

Other flavor ideas I’ve yet to try include adding hazelnut or coffee liqueur, a pinch of apple pie spice, or a few drops of almond, caramel, or pure vanilla extract.

Cappuccino Truffle Ingredients

Ingredients for the recipe

You will need coconut butter or cream cheese, powdered sweetener of choice, regular or decaf instant coffee, and optional butter.

Feel free to use whatever instant coffee you have on hand, whether it is blonde roast, medium roast, dark roast, Italian roast, etc.

Instant espresso works as well. Just be sure to choose instant coffee (freeze dried or spray dried). It is not the same thing as ground coffee.

Vegan Coffee Truffles: The truffle recipe works with plant based butter and store bought or homemade Vegan Cream Cheese or Coconut Butter. Unlike some other truffles, this one does not call for heavy cream or condensed milk.

Keto Coffee Truffles: Use powdered erythritol or powdered xylitol for the sweetener of choice for low carb and sugar free coffee truffles. If dipping in chocolate, use chocolate chips with no sugar.

Cream Cheese Truffle Ingredients

How to make coffee truffles

Bring the cream cheese and butter or coconut butter to room temperature. This will make it easier to whip the ingredients up to a super smooth texture.

Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl, and whip until smooth.

Using hand beaters will yield the smoothest results. Whipping with a fork does work, although the consistency will not be as smooth. If you double the recipe, a stand mixer is a great option.

Spread the thick coffee filling into a shallow container. Or freeze the mixing bowl for a few minutes, until the filling is firm enough to use a mini cookie scoop or a spoon to form balls.

Place the coffee balls on a plate lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Refrigerate or freeze the container or plate until the filling is firm.

If using a container instead of a scoop, you can cut the hardened filling into bites or bars. The bites or truffles can be eaten plain or dipped in chocolate.

Coffee Mocha Truffles

Chocolate coffee truffles

If you wish to turn them into chocolate covered coffee truffles, melt either chocolate chips or broken up bars carefully in a microwave or using the double boiler method.

I like to stir half a teaspoon of vegetable or coconut oil into the melted chocolate for a smoother sauce that makes it easier to coat candies.

Dip the bites into the chocolate, then place them back on the parchment lined plate.

To make coffee bites like the ones in the photos, cut the truffles in half as soon as the chocolate sets. This way, the chocolate shell will not crack.

Truffles should be kept chilled, and I keep mine in the freezer. However, you can leave them out for a few hours if serving at a party. Refrigerate leftovers for a few days, or freeze them for up to two months.

Making the recipe with a food scale

If you’d like to use grams instead of the cup measurements in the recipe box below, here are the amounts to measure on the food scale:

120 grams of cream cheese or coconut butter, 30 grams of butter or additional coconut butter, and 20 grams of powdered sugar or sugar free powdered sweetener.

I’ve found that 85 grams of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate will yield enough melted chocolate to easily coat all of the truffles. You will not use all of the chocolate.

Also remember to add the instant coffee, which is too small an amount to measure on a food scale.

Still craving coffee? Make a Whipped Coffee or this Frappuccino Recipe.

Chocolate Covered Coffee Truffle Recipe

The recipe was adapted from these 3 ingredient Chocolate Truffles.

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Coffee Truffles

These smooth and creamy coffee mousse truffles are an easy dessert recipe for coffee lovers.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 14 bites
5 from 59 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese or coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp butter, or additional coconut butter
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar or erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee
  • 3 oz chocolate chips or broken up chocolate, optional

Instructions

  • Bring the first two ingredients to room temperature if not already soft. Then combine all ingredients until smooth. Using a hand mixer yields the smoothest results by far, but stirring with a fork technically works and still tastes good. Spread into a container, or freeze a few minutes until firm enough to use a mini cookie scoop to place balls onto a parchment-lined plate. Freeze until firm. If using a container, cut into bars or squares. If desired, dip in melted chocolate. (For a smoother sauce, I stir half a teaspoon of oil into the chocolate after melting. This is not required.) To make bites like the ones in the photos, cut them in half as soon as the chocolate sets. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.
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  1. Donna says

    5 stars
    Look quick and easy to make. Can the recipe be tripled? I definitely need more than 8 – 10 and would like to make them all at once, instead of separate batches.

  2. Elfi says

    Hi I made these with a whole block of Philadelphia cream cheese and 2T instant coffee and 3-4T icing sugar, 1t vanilla essence. Put them in the freezer in balls then dipped them in Lindt 75% dark melted chocolate. They were a hit with friends, will make them again but will dip them twice in the chocolate next time. Thank you

  3. Lew says

    How do you roll ito balls? The mixture is so sticky. I tried a melon baller but too gooey even after several hours in fridge. What’s the answer?

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hmm, we haven’t heard that from anyone else so are guessing it might be due to a brand/type of ingredient you’re using. What specific ingredients are you using?

      • Lew says

        4 oz. Happy Farms (Aldi brand) cream cheese
        2 T. butter
        3 T. powdered sugar
        1/2 t. instant coffee

        I have tried 3 times because I really like the flavor combo. But it is sooo difficult to work with the cream cheese mixture. Last time it went straight to the freezer overnight. However the results were the same. Maybe Philly cream cheese?

        • Andrea says

          Are these people unaware this is a VEGAN website? Stop talking about using cruel products like regular cream cheese.

          • Michelle Symmons says

            The recipe states coconut butter OR cream cheese. So some people are choosing cream cheese.

          • Jan J says

            “These people” own this website and have every right to make it what they want of it, which to me is blessedly inclusive. I can’t believe what a snob you are being when you can come here and get some of the best free recipes available, and most if not all offer a vegan method. I am diabetic and need the keto recipes. Some people just eat normally with flour and sugar. All are welcome here.

    • Max says

      From having tried myself a few times in the past, I found that depending on the brand of Coconut Butter I was using, I had to add more powdered sweetener to get it to firm up and not be sticky. Maybe try adding a little more powder 🙂 Hope it works out for you! If not, you can always spread it into a tray and cover with melted chocolate, and cut it into gooey bars!

  4. Abby says

    5 stars
    These are AMAZING. Coffee lovers rejoice! I added a bit more of the coffee and a pinch of sea salt to mine. Absolutely delicious and a wonderful low carb treat! Will def be making again! Thank you!

  5. Kaylyn says

    5 stars
    Made these vegan! I used vegan cream cheese and vegan butter. Tripled the coffee (lol send help) and double-dipped the chocolate (semi sweet Good Life vegan chocolate). Make sure you stick the batter in the fridge prior to rolling them. It makes a major difference in being able to work with them. So good!

  6. Stacy Garcia says

    5 stars
    These were amazing! We used Besti monk fruit “sugar” and drizzled them with melted Lily’s sugar free milk chocolate. Thanks for the recipe:) How long do you freeze the balls before they can be handled to dip into chocolate?

  7. Caroline M Gifford says

    5 stars
    Far better than Godiva!
    If you are shying away from erythritol, try 1:1 ratio of pwdr sugar: monk fruit ❤️
    Thank you for the delectable filling, Katie!

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