In a medium bowl, add 8 ounces chocolate, espresso, butter, vanilla, and sea salt. Set bowl aside.
In a small saucepan, bring heavy whipping cream to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, immediately remove from heat and pour cream into the bowl with chocolate and butter.
Let mixture stand for 2 minutes (do not stir yet).
Whisk or stir chocolate and other ingredients together until melted and smooth. If butter or chocolate has not melted, heat in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time, mixing thoroughly between each.
Transfer bowl with the chocolate to the freezer for 1-2 hours or until chocolate is firm enough to handle and work with.
When ready to work, prepare your work area by having a baking sheet or plate covered with parchment paper nearby for the rolled truffles. Also have plenty of wet cloths or paper towels handy for cleanup. Bring mocha truffle mixture out from the freezer, then use a spoon (or cookie scoop or ice cream scoop) to scrape out about 1 tablespoon of chocolate. Roll the chocolate between your hands to form a ball, then place the finished ball on the nearby baking sheet. Repeat this step until all the chocolate has been used.
Transfer rolled chocolate to the freezer and allow to chill for 30 minutes.
When ready to decorate, add remaining 8 ounces of chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is smooth. Also place your chosen toppings (sprinkles, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, etc) nearby.
Remove truffles from freezer. Drop 1 truffle in the melted chocolate and use a fork (or spiral dipping tool) to gently toss and coat. Lift truffle out of chocolate and gently shake to remove any excess, then return truffle to the parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Repeat this setup until all truffles are coated. If desired, sprinkle the tops of truffles with festive sprinkles or more sea salt while chocolate coating is still wet.
Once coated, freeze the truffles a third (and final) time for about 30 minutes to set the toppings.
Serve truffles immediately.
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