Tiramisu truffles are a wonderful blend of tiramisu flavors (think Italian biscuits, espresso and chocolate) in a delicious bite. The no bake recipe only uses six ingredients!
The no bake trend is alive and well my friends. I have been on a kick for quite some time and my latest creation is tiramisu truffles. They are everything you expect from the Italian dessert wrapped up into a bite-sized truffle.
The idea came from a couple different places. First up, the countless Tasty videos my sister tags me in, one of which included tiramisu bites. If a day goes by she doesn’t tag me in a Tasty video (or any food-related Instagram) then something is off. That sentence right there just proves we are related.
The second place was Tulum, Mexico. I’ve been dreaming about tiramisu ever since I had the decadent and incredibly authentic dessert at Posada Margherita. So I put the two together and made my tiramisu truffles.
While doing my research for the recipe I came across a lot of recipes, but none of them seemed that authentic (they were using cream cheese, vanilla wafers and white chocolate). I wanted my truffles to be as true to the Italian dessert as possible, all while being a bite-sized treat. So I took the ingredients—lady fingers, sugar, mascarpone cheese, espresso and chocolate—and got to work.
I guess in theory making no-bake truffles is kind of like mushing all the ingredients together and praying it tastes good. To my delight (and yours) it does taste delicious.
The key is to make sure the lady fingers absorb the flavors, like they do in tiramisu. In this recipe it’s easier for them to do so because the spongelike biscuits are crushed in a food processor then mixed with mascarpone and espresso.
Another key to success in this tiramisu truffle recipe is letting the mixture sit in the fridge for 45 minutes to an hour (honestly, you can leave it in there overnight, just make sure it is soft enough to scoop when you take it out of the fridge). During this time, all the flavors get to know each other and really bring out the true flavors of tiramisu.
Once that has taken place, you roll the mixture into 1-inch balls, place them in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden up, and dip them in chocolate. That shell protects the tiramisu mixture inside and seals in the flavor.
Once bitten into, well, let’s just say you’re in for a treat.