Chocolate bourbon truffles are a brilliant and boozy gift for the chocolate lover who has everything.
Chocolate bourbon truffles. They seem sorta sophisticated and yet they’re ridiculously simple to make. And they have the added oomph of being boozy. We can think of no easier way to get your guests giddy.–Renee Schettler Rossi
Chocolate Bourbon Truffles
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- Makes about 24 truffles
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Chocolate Gold Marnier Truffles
- To gussy up these truffles with a citrus tingle, swap out the bourbon for Grand Marnier and substitute orange juice for the maple syrup. If desired, add 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest.
Recipe Testers Reviews
Unleash your inner Lucy Ricardo with these awesome truffles! They are easy to make and result in an oh so satisfying treat for the dark chocolate lovers in your life. The bourbon (Blaum Bros Knotters Bourbon) is subtle but noticeable. The maple syrup flavor was negligible. I look forward to making this recipe with the Cointreau and orange juice/zest substitution.
The flavor of these truffles are so dark, my tongue can only taste chocolate. Bitter cocoa follows a meltingly smooth confection of chocolate with butter, bourbon and cream lingering on the palate. So simple to put together, but be sure your kitchen and hands are cool as you form the truffles. I had better success leaving the mixture in the 9-inch pie plate overnight in the refrigerator before forming them.
The texture of these chocolate truffles was smooth and luxurious. I made a variation of the truffle by using Federica Orange Liqueur from Valencia (30% volume alcohol). I used a teaspoon scoop which I left in boiling water to warm when I was not using it so as to melt the ganache sufficiently to scoop it up easily. I also used disposable gloves to keep my hands free of the chocolate mixture.
This chocolate bourbon truffles recipe seems to be versatile and one could get creative by trying other liqueurs or rolling the truffles in toasted unsweetened coconut, ground pistachios, or finely chopped walnuts. I love making truffles for holiday gifts, so I was excited to try the recipe. I didn't have any bourbon in the house, so I used Grand Marnier, but I kept the maple syrup as I thought it would go nicely with the Grand Marnier. I did however, add the orange zest. Have fun with it!