When you want a quick pick-me-up for a burst of energy or an instant sugar fix, you can’t go past these espresso martini balls. Full of coffee beans, espresso, chocolate, kahlu and crunchy hazelnuts – these blissful balls offer bite sized happiness and are a flavour sensation like no other. Plus, with Christmas right around the corner, they will make a gorgeous and thoughtful gift idea for all the coffee lovers in your life.
Prep time 25 mins + 1 hour 30 mins chilling
Cook time 5 mins
450g dark chocolate
600g store-bought madeira cake, crumbled
¼ cup Kahlua
2 tbs vodka
2 tsp vegetable oil
50g chocolate coffee beans, chopped
100g white chocolate, coarsely grated
75g roasted hazlenuts, chopped
Cocoa to dust
STEP 1 Chop the chocolate then place in a heatproof bowl set above a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted. Place the cake and 100g melted dark chocolate in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
STEP 2 Make an 80ml espresso.
STEP 3 Chop up coffee beans, white choc and hazelnuts.
STEP 4 Add the espresso, Kahlua , vodka, coffee beans, white chocolate and hazlenuts then chill for 30 minutes.
STEP 5 Roll tablespoons of the chocolate cake mixture into balls then chill for 30 minutes to firm up. Place the oil and 200g melted dark chocolate in a small bowl and mix well to combine.
STEP 6 Insert a toothpick into each ball and dip in the chocolate mixture, allowing any excess to drip off. Place on a large serving tray lined with baking paper, and set aside for 30 minutes or until firm. Drizzle with remaining chocolate then dust in cocoa.
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Earlier in the year, we tried and tested the Breville Oracle Touch Coffee Machine. Read about it here.