Espresso Truffle Cups

Looking for an elegant dessert? Then check out these espresso truffle cups flavored with vanilla, whipping cream and dark chocolate chips.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

16
(1-inch) foil candy cups (not mini paper baking cups)
1 1/4
cups white vanilla baking chips
1 1/2
teaspoons vegetable oil
2
tablespoons whipping cream
1
teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder or granules
1/3
cup dark chocolate chips
16
chocolate-covered espresso beans
Unsweetened baking cocoa, if desired

  • 1 Place candy cups in mini muffin pans. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips and oil uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
  • 2 Spoon 1 teaspoon melted mixture in each candy cup. (There will be mixture left over; set aside for later use.) With back of small spoon, spread mixture in bottoms and most of the way up sides of cups. (If mixture is too liquid, cool for a few minutes so it will coat the cups.) Let stand until completely set.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, mix cream and espresso powder. Microwave uncovered on High 20 seconds or until cream is very hot; stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. If necessary, microwave 15 seconds longer until mixture can be stirred smooth. Refrigerate 10 minutes to cool slightly.
  • 4 When candy cups are set and espresso mixture is cooled, microwave remaining white mixture 30 seconds or just until melted but not warm. Spoon espresso mixture into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut 1/4 inch from one bottom corner of bag. Pipe about 1 teaspoon mixture into each candy cup. Spoon enough melted white mixture over to cover. Top each with chocolate-covered coffee bean. Sprinkle with cocoa. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

If your grocery store doesn’t carry chocolate-covered espresso beans, look for them in a coffee shop.

The white chocolate mixture needs to be melted, but not too warm. If it is warm, just let it stand at room temperature a few minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.