Coffee Bean Truffles
Here's a festive holiday treat that also makes a great gift!
12 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup rum
1/2 cup heavy cream
40 Café Campesino coffee beans (roast of your choice)
1/2 cup ground Café Campesino coffee beans
1/4 cup cocoa powder (use Fair Trade baking cocoa if available)
Melt chocolate in top of double boiler. Remove from heat. Beat in butter, 2 tablespoons at a time. Add egg yolks, rum and heavy cream. Beat until smooth. Cover and chill until hardened.
Take 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture at a time and roll into 1-inch ball. Push 1 coffee bean into center, using a wooden pick. Fill in hole with chocolate.
Sift together ground coffee beans and cocoa powder onto plate. Roll each covered coffee bean in cocoa mixture. Chill.