The other day, I received a big ol' bottle of bourbon in the mail. And it was WORK RELATED. It helped me make this happen (please don't judge my messy chocolatey hand):
After a glug or ten of "work", I decided to make some truffles. That last sentence was a joke, fyi. But honestly, these truffles are so easy to make that you could have a shot or two or ten and they would still come out fine. I'm also not a doctor or a qualified health provider, fyi.
Chocolate bourbon truffles. Chocolate combined with butter and salt, and livened up with bourbon. They are surprisingly refined, and pleasingly (but not overwhelmingly) boozy. I used a very dark chocolate (85% cacao!) for a finished result that is for grown-ups and true chocolate lovers ONLY.
Freaking Easy Chocolate Bourbon Truffles
Makes 20-30 depending on size
- 6 ounces Extra dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used 85% cacao)
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- confectioners' sugar or cocoa powder, for coating
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring frequently to discourage scorching.
Remove from heat, and stir in the salt and bourbon. Glug glug.
Stir to combine, and then transfer to a heatproof bowl. Let the mixture cool until firm--several hours at cool room temperature or less time in the fridge. I wish this screen had smell-o-vision right now.
Spoon out the mixture, and roll portions of it into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
Roll the balls in cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar.
Keep in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve; be sure to tell people that they are gluten-free, because they are (naturally!). Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.
What recipe will you make for the Kentucky Derby?