Chocolate Amaretto Truffle Recipe

A fun to make and relatively easy recipe, Chocolate Amaretto Truffles make a wonderful host/hostess gift and also easily freeze for make-ahead gifts. I am bringing a batch to the GMG Holiday Party tonight at Fred Bodin’s gallery and hope to see you there!

Choclolate Amaretto Truffles ©Kim Smith 2011


Mini baking cups

2 ounces Baker’s sweet German chocolate, broken into small bits

6 ounces Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips

¼ C. Disaronno Amaretto liqueur

2 Tbs. strong coffee

Few drops almond extract

2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 Tbs. vanilla extract

½ C. pulverized Jules Destrooper almond thins (or Anna’s, or any super fine, thin cookie)

Confectioner’s sugar to taste (approx. ¼ cup)

½ C. Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder for final powdering

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Melt sweet chocolate bits and semi-sweet chocolate chips over a gently simmering double boiler.

Whisk in liqueur, coffee, almond extract, and vanilla. Whisk vigorously, over gentle heat, a few minutes more until mixture is shiny and smooth. Gradually add the butter by tablespoons. With a wooden spoon, beat in the pulverized cookies. Beat in sifted confectioner’s sugar, to taste. Remove the pan from the double boiler and place in a bowl of ice with water. Stir until well chilled and firm enough to form into balls.

By teaspoonful, gather up a gob and form into a rough, truffle-like shape. Roll in cocoa powder and drop into frilled paper cup.

Makes about 22, depending on size. Refrigerate in an airtight container. They will keep for several weeks or they may be frozen. Very loosely adapted from Julia Child’s Chocolate Amaretti Truffles The Way to Cook Page 485.

I think you will find this recipe relatively easy. Let us know if you give it a try.

Reposted from December 2011.

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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9 Responses to Chocolate Amaretto Truffle Recipe

  1. Marty Morgan says:

    So sorry I wasn’t there long enough to have one! Guess I’ll have to try them myself.

  2. Fredrik Bodin says:

    Thanks Kim. They were delicious!

    • Kim Smith says:

      Oh Fred, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      You are a wonderful host and so very generous to open your gallery to All-in the true spirit of GMG. Thanks again for the kind words last night, too, very, very much appreciated.

      • Fredrik Bodin says:

        Kim, We all need kind words and support. Just keep following the right path, and don’t pay attention to the sidelines,

  3. Dave Moore says:

    Time of year when the Kitchen gets the full use for sure…Enjoy the food-party! :-)

  4. Kim, those truffles were heavenly, thanks for making them for us!

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