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.
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup Irish whiskey
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 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.
- CHILL: 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.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Irish
- Serving Size: 36
- Calories: 321 kcal
- Sugar: 18g
- Sodium: 54mg
- Fat: 19g
- Saturated Fat: 16g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 14mg
Keywords: Whiskey Chocolate, Choco late cake, Dessert, Delicious,