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Chocolate Truffles with Brandy and Kahlua

Brandy Kahlua Chocolate Truffles


I wanted to make something with some liquor in it for my husband’s co-workers, because lets face it, who doesn’t appreciate liquor?  So I played around with my cousin Tonya’s classic recipe for rum balls.  I didn’t actually use any rum in this recipe, instead I used some Brandy and some Kahlua (one of my favorite liqueurs.)

The great thing about this recipe is that 1/2 cup of liquor makes a TON of truffles, so even my 6 month pregnant self could try one and see how they were.  They were moist and delicious, and the coffee flavor really gave them a kick.


You can roll these little beauties in anything you want.  Powdered sugar, toasted chopped nuts, or even sprinkles if you want to be really festive. 🙂

3 1/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers (one 12 ounce box– store brand is fine, no need for the fancy ones in this recipe, since they are being crushed)

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup Brandy (really you can use any liquor you want, half a cup)
1/4 cup Kahlua
*The walnuts and vanilla wafers should both be crushed/chopped to the same consistency. Resembling something between small pebbles and sand.


1.In a large bowl, (or your food processor) mix together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Blend in corn syrup and liquor.

2.Shape into 1 inch balls, and roll in additional confectioners’ sugar, nuts, or sprinkles.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  The longer these sit, the better they get (within reason, about 2 weeks)

*These can be made without alcohol, just substitute the 1/2 cup of alcohol for 1/2 cup of heavy cream.


3 thoughts on “Chocolate Truffles with Brandy and Kahlua

  1. Hello, these look and sound delicious and can’t wait to make them for Christmas! I was wondering tho how many does this recipe make?? Because I’m gonna need about 80-100 🙂

    Thanks so much
    Happy Holidays!

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