Try These Mocha Truffle Tartlets from Jody Victor

For a fabulous treat after dinner with your coffee try these mocha truffles…

Mocha Truffle Tartlets


2 2.1-ounce packages baked miniature phyllo dough shells
1-1/2 cups dark chocolate pieces or chopped dark chocolate bar (9 ounces)
1/4 cup shipping cream
3 tbsp packed brown sugar
1 tbsp coffee-flavor liqueur or brewed coffee
1/2 tsp instant expresso powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 8-ounce container whipped cream cheese
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans or chopped dark chocolate (optional)


1. Open phyllo shells, leaving shells in tray; set aside.

2. In a small saucepan melt the 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate and whipping cream over low heat, stirring occasionally. Divide melted chocolate mixture evenly among the bottoms of the phyllo shells; set aside.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together brown sugar, coffee liqueur, espresso powder, and vanilla; stir until expresso powder dissolves. Add cream cheese and stir until well combined. Spoon a small amount of cream cheese mixture over chocolate mixture in each shell. (Or place cream cheese mixture in a resealable plastice bag, cut off a small piece of one corner, and pipe cheese mixture onto chocolate filling.) Cover tartlets loosely and chill until set (about 30 minutes). Once set, tartlets can be covered tightly and chilled overnight.

4. Remove tartlets 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle each lightly with a little cocoa powder. If desired, top each with chopped coffee beans or chopped chocolate.

Makes 30 tartlets.