Everyone will go nuts for these do-ahead Bourbon Truffles, made with chocolate and cream and spiked to please a grown-up palate.



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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium saucepan, bring cream to a boil; remove from heat, and add chocolate and bourbon. Let stand 3 minutes; whisk until smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to a medium bowl, and refrigerate, uncovered, until thick and firm enough to spoon out in mounds, about 2 hours.

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Drop level tablespoons of chocolate mixture onto baking sheet. Refrigerate chocolate mounds until firm, 30 minutes.

  • Place pecans in a shallow bowl. Using hands, roll each chocolate mound into a ball; roll balls in pecans, pressing lightly to adhere, and place on baking sheet. Refrigerate truffles until set, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Cook's Notes

To make sure the chocolate does not melt, work with a few truffles at a time (keeping the rest refrigerated), and roll them in the nuts quickly. Chilling the chocolate mounds for a half hour makes it easier to shape them into balls. The truffles soften quickly, so keep them in the refrigerator until just before serving.

Reviews (6)

50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
I love truffles and make them every Christmas. However, with the small amount of chocolate, only 1/2 cup of heavy cream should be used for them to set up correctly.
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Not worth the trouble. There are too many other good easty truffle recipes and these are just to messy.
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jammiejulie - What is the texture of these when they're ready to eat? Are they hard like chocolate candy or soft like a traditional truffle?
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These were 1 of the cookies I made for a friend who was having an open house at her store. Instead of Bourbon I used Bailey's Irish Cream--they were delicious and a big hit! Jamielen--I wonder what happened. It shouldn't take long for the dough to become firm. I've made these several times and although messy when I roll them, they do form a ball quite easily. I did run my hands under cold water several times while rolling them.
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I thought these were terrible. Immediately out of the fridge (after overnight) they were a gooey mess that wouldn't form a ball at all.
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These are a crowd pleaser and easy to make! I took them to a party last night and they were a hit!! You can add any liqour you want. Make sure you get the shells to put the truffles in...I got them at Williams Sonoma. Enjoy!