With the holiday season in full swing, why not think outside of the box and make some lovely hostess gifts instead of buying the typical bottle of wine. Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing wrong with gifting your favorite hostess with a fabulous bottle of Merlot but why not go that extra mile and give your hosts something that they might never have thought to make for themselves – some rich Kahlúa Truffles.
Making truffles sounds much harder than what it really is. Essentially, it’s melting some dark chocolate with some butter, a touch of confectioner’s sugar, some Kahlúa and a bit of heavy cream. How hard can that be? In all fairness, the hardest part is the waiting for the chocolate to harden but, while you wait, you can whip up a fabulous cocktail to bide the time – like this Iced Kahlúa Café Con Leche which makes me think of one of my favorite cities – Miami.
- 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of confectioners sugar
- Unsweetened Cocoa for sifting