I hope you had a great week! Today I have a very easy recipe for you!
Before the recipe, here is some idea if you want to give it a Halloween twist: drizzle orange/green/purple chocolate on top of the triangles instead of the normal chocolate, draw some pumpkin or spider web on top with orange/green/purple chocolate or royal icing. You could even try to use a cookie cutter to give them a pumpkin shape. This last one is a bit risky though because the triangles are a little fragile, maybe freezing them before cutting would help.
What is fun with this recipe, except that it is very easy to do and very delicious, is that you can give it the taste you want. It’s very yummy with mint extract instead of coffee. You can also try almond liquor (I never tried it but it must be very good). You can also put other type of nuts on top instead of the almonds. So you can get creative here. I warn you though it doesn’t taste like coffee at all!
Chocolate Truffle Triangles
Yield : about15 triangles
⅓ cup butter or margarine, melted
1 ⅓ cup chocolate cookie crumbs
¼ cup sugar
⅓ cup heavy cream (35%)
7 ounces semisweet chocolate, minced
1 ½ tablespoon prepared coffee
¼ cup of sliced almonds
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease an 8 inch square pan and line it with enough parchment paper to make it overhang on the sides.
Step 1 : Crust
Combine the crumbs with the sugar. Add the butter and mix well. Press into the pan and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool.
Step 2 : Chocolate
In a saucepan, heat the cream until it simmers. Add the chocolate. Mix until the chocolate is melted then add the coffee. Pour on the crust and add the almonds. Drizzle the chocolate on top.
Refrigerate until firm.
You can freeze the triangles or keep them in the refrigerator for until 2 weeks.