Healthy Dark Chocolate Mocha Truffles
Yields: 16 truffles
These are the easiest truffles you’ll ever make! You just need one bowl and a fork. They taste very rich and dark, similar to 75% dark chocolate. They’ll keep for at least one week if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  1. Add the warm milk and instant coffee to a small bowl, and stir until the coffee has completely dissolved. (It will take a few minutes!) Stir in the maple syrup. Add in the cocoa powder, and stir with a fork until completely incorporated. (It takes a bit of effort!) Chill the chocolate mixture for at least 30 minutes. (If chilling for longer than 2 hours, cover the top of the bowl. with foil or plastic wrap to prevent the chocolate mixture from drying out.)
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator, and roll it into 16 small spheres. After shaping each truffle, place it on the prepared baking sheet. Once all of the truffles have been formed, transfer them to an airtight container. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes: It’s important to measure the cocoa powder like this, the same way as with flour. The chocolate mixture requires quite a bit of stirring to fully incorporate all of the cocoa powder! If the cocoa powder hasn’t completely mixed into the other ingredients after a few minutes of stirring, add a tiny bit more milk, ½ teaspoon at a time, until the mixture comes together.

Any milk may be substituted for the nonfat milk.

Honey or agave may be substituted for the maple syrup.

For a slightly sweeter chocolate flavor, substitute additional maple syrup for an equal amount of the milk.

For a stronger coffee flavor, increase the instant coffee by an additional ¼ to ½ teaspoon. Do not substitute regular coffee grounds or brewed coffee.

The chocolate mixture tends to stick to your hands a bit, so wipe off your hands with a damp paper towel after shaping each truffle.

Here is my video on how to make truffles! (It's located just above the recipe.)

{gluten-free, vegan option, clean eating, low fat, low calorie, lower carb, paleo option}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at