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Truffle Bars


  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • Pureed berries (optional sauce)

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  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease bottom of 9-inch square pan or pie plate.
  2. Melt butter over low heat.
  3. Beat egg whites with 1 tablespoon sugar until they form soft peaks.
  4. Stir cocoa and 1 cup sugar into melted butter.
  5. Remove from heat. Cool for about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in flour and vanilla extract.
  7. Add yolks, 1 at a time; beating well after each addition.
  8. Gradually fold egg white mixture into chocolate mixture. Spoon batter into pan.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are firm.
  10. Cool and refrigerate for about 4 hours.
  11. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing into 1 1/2-inch squares.
  12. Serve with sauce on the side, if desired.