I was expecting guests, so I quickly looked for an easy-to-make recipe. Tiramisu Balls are fantastic for a buffet-style dinner. They wouldn’t require us to grab plates and forks to enjoy, as they are small balls. Tiramisu truffles are easy to eat.
Tiramisu Balls: A Good Dessert for Small or Large Parties
Since we were expecting many guests, I made a larger batch, and from the given quantities, you’ll get approximately 50 walnut-sized balls.
- 12.3 oz ladyfinger biscuits
- 12.3 oz ground graham crackers or digestive biscuits
- 17.6 oz mascarpone
- 3 packets of vanilla sugar (you can use 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste as a substitute)
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
- rum extract
- for rolling: unsweetened cocoa + powdered sugar + ground coffee
Grind the ladyfinger biscuits in a food processor, then mix them with all the other ingredients in a large bowl.
You should get a uniform mixture; adjust with coffee, whiskey, rum extract, and additional powdered sugar if someone prefers it sweeter.
Mix cocoa, powdered sugar, and ground coffee in a separate bowl, and roll the walnut-sized balls in this mixture obtained from the mass.
Once finished, arrange them nicely on a plate or put them in a box. They can last in the refrigerator for up to 1 week; they taste the best the next day as the flavors meld together beautifully!
The secret of making awesome Tiramisu Truffles
Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality ingredients, especially mascarpone cheese, cocoa powder, and coffee. The better the quality, the better the final result.
Coffee Infusion: Choose a good quality coffee for dipping ladyfinger biscuits. You can add a touch of rum or coffee liqueur for extra flavor.
Proper Mixing: When combining the ingredients, ensure the mixture is smooth and well incorporated. A lumpy mixture can affect the texture of the truffles.
Flavor Balance: Adjust the coffee, rum, and sugar amount according to your preferences. A good balance of sweetness and coffee flavor is essential.
Chilling Time: Allow the truffle mixture to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. This helps the flavors meld together and makes it easier to shape the truffles.
Shaping: When shaping the truffles, ensure they are uniformly sized for consistent texture and appearance. A small cookie scoop can be handy for this.
Coating: Roll the truffles in a mixture of cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and finely ground coffee for an authentic tiramisu flavor. You can also consider using crushed chocolate-covered coffee beans for extra crunch and flavor.
Presentation: Arrange the truffles beautifully on a serving platter or in decorative boxes. Dusting cocoa powder or a drizzle of chocolate can enhance their appearance.
Freshness: Tiramisu truffles are best enjoyed within a few days of making them. While they can last in the refrigerator, their texture and flavor may degrade.
Experimentation: Feel free to get creative with the recipe. You can add a layer of melted chocolate or a sprinkle of cinnamon to the coating for a unique twist.