Chocolate Amaretti Truffles

  • Serves

    makes About 25 Truffles


Amaretto, coffee, and crushed almond cookies flavor rich dark chocolate truffles in this adaptation of Julia Child's recipe from her classic cookbook, The Way to Cook.


  • 8 oz. dark chocolate, melted
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 oz. Amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tbsp. strong-brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups amaretti cookies, finely crushed
  • 12 cup cocoa powder
  • 12 cup finely ground coffee


Step 1

Stir chocolate, butter, liqueur, coffee, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth; fold in cookies. Whisk cocoa powder and ground coffee in a bowl. Using 2 teaspoons for each truffle, divide mixture into 25 balls; roll in cocoa mixture and chill until firm.

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