These chocolate truffles are for the whiskey enthusiast in your life! Prepare a batch and give them to your favorite whiskey (or chocolate) enthusiast; they are simple to make and keep nicely.
If you know someone who likes whiskey, give them these chocolate truffles. They are easy to make and keep well, so whip up a batch and give them to your favorite whiskey (or chocolate) fan.
Whiskey Chocolate truffles are one of the few treats that are both highly gorgeous and incredibly simple to make. And why not add a little to create whiskey truffles if you have a whiskey aficionado in your life (it’s okay if that person is you)? And don’t worry, it’s not a strong shot of whiskey; rather, it’s more of a hint in each creamy bite of chocolate.
One of my favorite desserts to have after dinner is chocolate truffles. Since we have young children at home, dinner is typically served earlier than usual, and by 8 o’clock I’m ready for a small sweet treat. I only need one or two of them to fulfill my cravings for dessert and an after-dinner beverage. Additionally, it’s very pleasant to open the fridge and have a tray of delicious chocolate delights waiting for you inside.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
When you mix together small pieces of chocolate and hot cream, you get a truffle. Well, you actually have ganache, but this is the base that we roll into a ball or shape into a shape, powder coat, and do other things to make into what we call a truffle.
Truffles should be small, no bigger than one or two bites, and made of chocolate. Beyond that, there are a lot of different ways to make them.
WHICH CHOCOLATE IS BEST FOR MAKING TRUFFLES?
To make truffles, you can use either chocolate baking bars or chocolate chips. I like a mix of bittersweet (made with 70% cacao) and semisweet (made with 46% cacao) chocolate, but you can use whatever chocolate you like.
For the bars to melt evenly when the hot cream is poured over them, they will need to be cut into small pieces. You can also use baking chips, which are easy to find. If the chips aren’t chopped up more, you might find that when you mix them with the cream, not all of the chips have melted.
If there are still chunks of chips that won’t melt, microwave them for 15 to 20 seconds and stir again. This should help any chocolate chip pieces that are still in the bowl melt.
WHICH WHISKEY GOES BEST WITH TRUFFLES
I like Irish whiskey a lot, and if you’re making this for St. Patrick’s Day, it makes sense to use Irish whiskey. Irish Whiskey has a lighter, fruitier sweetness than, say, a bourbon or a rye, and it complements the chocolate in a more subtle way, with caramel notes that pair well with rich, dark chocolate. If you want a stronger taste, go for a bourbon. It will still taste great, but I wouldn’t go for rye because of how sharp it is.
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Don’t worry if whiskey isn’t your usual drink of choice. There are a lot of adult drinks that go well with chocolate. Basically, if you like a certain combination of chocolate flavors, there’s a liqueur that fits the bill.
Amaro is a great thing to put on truffles, and my favorite is Angostura amaro.
Grand Marnier has the classic combination of orange and chocolate flavors.
Irish Cream with a liqueur called Irish Cream, like Kerrygold or Baileys.
You could also try amaretto, Frangelico, or Kahlua, which is a coffee liqueur.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SHAPING AND COATING CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
If you can form a ball with Play-Doh, you can make a truffle. But here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.
- To make perfectly bite-sized truffles, use a small spring-loaded scoop called a disher. The #100 disher is equivalent in size to 2 teaspoons or 3/8 ounce. That might seem small but truffles are rich!
- Use a deep bowl when it comes time to coat the truffle in cocoa powder to contain the powder and make rolling easier.
- Use a fork, not your fingers, to coat the truffle in the powder.
- If you don’t have a scoop, try filling a piping bag fitted with a plain #9 tip with the ganache. Pipe a long line of ganache, then cut it with a knife and roll each segment into a ball. Coat in cocoa powder.
OPTIONS FOR COVERING CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
The standard coating for chocolate truffles is cocoa powder that has not been sweetened. The bitter cocoa makes the ganache taste different from the sweet ganache. You don’t have to stop with the standard, though. Try one of these ways to cover chocolate truffles.
- Matcha powder
- Freeze dried fruit
- You can use walnuts, pecans, pistachios, or almonds that have been toasted and then ground up.
- Sprinkles, or anything else that is small and goes well with the flavor of your truffles.
- Coconut covered in melted chocolate.
HOW TO KEEP TRUFFLES FRESH
To store chocolate truffles, put them in an airtight container and put them in the fridge. They will stay good for up to two weeks. They might need a second layer of cocoa powder over time. They can sit out on the counter for an afternoon or even a whole day, but they will last longer if you put them in the fridge. Let them sit out for 10 minutes at room temperature before you eat them.
To freeze chocolate truffles, shape them and roll them in cocoa powder. Then, put them between two sheets of parchment paper and put them in an airtight container. They can stay frozen for up to six months.
To defrost chocolate truffles, take them out of the freezer and put them in the fridge overnight. The next day, bring them to room temperature. Then they can start eating.
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
- 2/3 cup of full-fat cream
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 8 ounces of chopped bittersweet chocolate
- 1/3 of a cup of Irish whisky
- 1/4 cup of plain cocoa powder
WARM THE CREAM AND GET THE CHOCOLATE READY:
In a small pot over medium-low heat, bring the cream to a simmer, which is about 180°F. In the meantime, put the chopped chocolate in a heat-safe bowl that is big enough to hold both the chopped chocolate and the cream.
TO MAKE GANACHE, POUR HOT CREAM OVER CHOCOLATE:
Pour the hot cream over the pieces of chocolate when it’s ready. Let the ingredients sit for 5 minutes.
A small bowl with chocolate and cream to make ganache for Chocolate Bourbon Truffles.
MIX THE INGREDIENTS AND ADD WHISKEY:
Mix the chocolate and cream together until they are smooth and shiny. Pour the whiskey in and stir until everything is mixed well.
To make Chocolate Truffles with Irish Whiskey, put some creamy ganache in a bowl.
Put the bowl in the fridge for at least an hour, or until the mixture is firm.
Get the topping and a baking sheet ready:
Cocoa powder should be put in a small, deep bowl. Set aside. Then put a piece of parchment on a half size sheet pan. Put that aside, too.
SCOOP GANACHE AND ROLL IT INTO BALLS:
Take the bowl out of the fridge. Using a small spoon or a #100 disher, scoop the truffles out onto the parchment paper.
Quickly roll each truffle into a ball with the palms of your hands. You don’t have to make them perfect, you just need them to be round. If you think they are getting too soft, roll them in small batches and put them in the fridge in between.
A cookie scooping up ganache to make Irish Whiskey Chocolate Truffles.
PUT COCOA POWDER ON EACH BALL:
After you roll them into balls, put each one in the cocoa powder. Roll them quickly in the cocoa powder to coat with a fork.
You can pick up the truffle with the fork, and if you move it around gently, any extra cocoa powder should fall back into the bowl. Put the truffle on the parchment paper, and do this again and again until all of the truffles are covered. Again, if your kitchen is on the warm side, try coating in smaller batches and putting those that need to be rolled and those that are already rolled in the fridge until you’re done.
Putting cocoa on Irish Whiskey Truffles with a fork and spoon.
Put truffles between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container. You can keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks or freeze them for up to six months.Print
FAQs About Whiskey Chocolate Truffles
Can Whisky be mixed with melted chocolate?
Putting chocolate and whiskey together is an interesting thing to try because it hits all of your senses at once. Chocolate coats the mouth and tongue, making it hard to taste, and whiskey’s strong smells make it hard to smell anything else. But it’s worth the trouble because when the right parts come together, it sounds great.
How do you make whiskey chocolate?
Whiskey Smith Chocolate blends the rich, velvety taste of chocolate with the vanilla and subtle spice that can only be found in whiskey that has been aged in oak barrels to make a perfect match. At the 2020 John Barleycorn Awards, it won a gold medal.
How long do truffles made of chocolate last?
Unless they are full of preservatives, filled chocolates like truffles last about three to four months. Our chocolates don’t have any additives or preservatives, so eat them while they’re still fresh.
Can chocolate truffles be frozen?
Yes, they can do that! In fact, during the steps of the recipe, these truffles are frozen more than once. In general, you can freeze these truffles for up to a year. If the coatings are simple, like cocoa powder, they should stay good for up to 18 months in the freezer.
Can whiskey and chocolate be mixed together?
Not surprisingly, chocolate and whisky go very well together. Most whiskies are warming and complex, which goes well with the rich, creamy texture of good chocolate.
More Alternative Truffles Recipes to try!
CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY TRUFFLES
Delicious handmade truffles are simple to make at any time! The strawberry cream cheese filling of Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Truffles is enrobed in chocolate.
I based my truffles on the idea of a chocolate-covered strawberry but combined the strawberry filling with some delicious cream cheese.
Making a strawberry purée and combining it with cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla was my first step.
After combining the filling, I place it in the freezer for a while so that it will harden and become simpler to form into balls. The balls are also briefly frozen before being covered in a chocolate mixture.
NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER TRUFFLES
Do you adore Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? You’ll also be seduced by these truffles, I suppose.
These truffles are the ultimate treat for peanut butter lovers since they have a creamy interior of peanut butter and chocolate and a crispy outside of chocolate.
Do you wish to enhance their beauty? On top of them, drizzle melted white chocolate. It actually has a significant impact.