Coffee Kahlua Truffles

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These sophisticated Coffee Kahlua Truffles is a delicious way to celebrate…any occasion!

Hello, my friends. I hope, if you can read this greeting, you are no longer blacklisted by my blog. Oh, did you miss this story? Please ask David, then. In a nutshell, David had been behaving poorly (Specifically, he had rejected to cook with lavender on many occasions), so I decided to punish him. However, since he promised me to try at least one lavender recipe each month (I was going to insist on one recipe each week, but I am not a monster after all!), I decided to forgive him. Welcome back, David!

Just joking, though. The actual story was bizarre. David was the first person to inform me he couldn’t access my blog because his IP had been blacklisted (As per the notification). By last Saturday I had 7 or 8 folks reported the same problem. Funny (Not funny at all, in fact), when I was enjoying my cup of coffee on Saturday, I needed to check the blog, and guess what? I saw the same error message on the screen of my phone! The laptop didn’t have any problems, though.

There were many strange things about that error message, and I even don’t want to start counting them. I’ll just give a couple of examples to show it was BIZARRE. For instance, the IP addresses from those “blacklist” notifications didn’t match anyone’s real IP (It’s very easy to check your IP, you know that). I know nothing about the process of assigning IPs to divices, but I believe they most likely belonged to other people (Because judging the IP from the notification I got on my screen, I resided somewhere in Ukraine, and most likely David and I were the neighbors. That “new” IP was also associated with spam activity, as per Google.) I didn’t have these “blacklisted” IPs in my blacklist either!

On Saturday and Sunday, I tried many things from reinstalling my security plugins to throwing a little tantrum (Because if you don’t have a clue, you deserve it. I also ate cookies. Stress-eating in action). I also communicated with third parties from my hosting provider to plugin developers, and they all referred to WordPress.

I opened a ticket on the WordPress’ Forum, and I decided to wait for any suggestions – after all, the blog was still running, and that was already a good sign. I checked spam messages and the blacklist – I had been working with it often lately, so I was worried I had accidentally added some of you. I also updated some plugins, and then I saw there was a new version of WordPress available as well, and I decided to give it a go (I felt that installing a backup could be another option if nothing works with this IP problem)

I don’t know why, but while the WordPress installing was happening, I felt I needed to check the blog from the phone again. Intuition? I was happy to see a new message saying the blog was currently under maintenance – WHOOPEE! I couldn’t wait until the process was completed (Some extra cookies required), and finally, I could access the blog from the phone. Some folks confirmed that everything was all right.

Well, someone from WordPress forum replied they didn’t believe this could might have been caused by the old WordPress Version, but I am not a savvy, and I am fine with this theory. At least I’ve heard many times that outdated plugins could cause nasty glitches. Will see. Fingers crossed. And let me know if you cannot access it again.

These Coffee Kahlua Truffles is the last recipe from 2018. I made them (along with Irish Cream Truffles) for the New Year’s celebration, and they didn’t let us down. They’re rich, decadent, boozy, and elegant. The coffee flavour isn’t too strong, but you can always accentuate it by adding some espresso powder or instant coffee. That’s a perfect addition to a coffee or even wine.

And they’re the perfect way to celebrate you not being in the blacklist (yet) ?

Cheers for now.

9 thoughts on “Coffee Kahlua Truffles

  1. Laura says:

    Rich, decadent, boozy and elegant – sounds perfect! Ben, these look and sound amazing! So I don’t ever want to be blacklisted from your site, please! Anything chocolate and coffee = ?. Thanks for the great Valentine’s recipe!

  2. says:

    There’s nothing worse than having issues with your blog Ben. I’m sorry to hear you had those issues but I’m glad that you’ve got everything sorted out now. I completely panic when things like that happen to me. If I was in your shoes I would have made and eaten a whole batch of these Coffee Kahlua Truffles!! I love any kind of cake / sweet treat thats associated with coffee and chocolate. These are yummy looking. :-)

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    I must be special because I was (thankfully) never blacklisted! But, I’m glad you got that naughty little hiccup all cleared up! Now on to these little morsels – SWOON!! These look and sound just amazing, Ben!! Perfect for Valentine’s day for sure.. And by that I mean perfect for me to make for myself and not share. ;) Cheers!
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  4. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    Yay! I’m not blacklisted anymore ;) What did I ever do to you?? Hah! It’s ok, it looks like you’ve forgiven me because I think you made these truffles FOR ME. Coffee, AND kahlua in these!? What more could a hard working mother want? :)

  5. Marissa says:

    What an ordeal, Ben!! I’m so glad you got it worked out. Technical issues like that are such a pain!

    Just loving these coffee kahlua truffles!! They turned out beautifully and perfect for Valentine’s Day!
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  6. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    What???? That’s so weird that people were being blacklisted! I’m glad I didn’t make it on that list or I would’ve been really hurt (even though it clearly wasn’t your fault). The joys of blogging really never cease :). I’m loving these truffles though. Anything with coffee and you know I’m in!

  7. David @ Spiced says:

    Wait. I said I was going to try a lavender recipe once a month!? I don’t remember that! :-)

    I’m glad the technical issues got sorted out, though…dealing with that side of blogging is never fun, and no one tells you about those “fun experiences” when you decide to start writing a blog. I’m just glad I can see your recipes again! Speaking of recipes, I need to try these truffles ASAP. I love coffee-flavored desserts, and the coffee + Kahlua combo here sounds delicious. How about this. You send me a box of these truffles, and I’ll pretend you never blacklisted me from your site. Deal?
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