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5-Ingredient Decadent Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

on June 18, 2021
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These decadent bite-sized Whiskey Chocolate Truffles are the ultimate pop-in-your-mouth treat, with intense chocolate flavor and a touch of boozy bliss.
stack of chocolate whiskey truffles on two plates

Looking for a nightcap that combines chocolate and your favorite spirit? These Whiskey Chocolate Truffles are fudgy decadence with the perfect amount of booze.

With just 5 quality ingredients, these bite-sized delicacies are simple to make yet fancy to eat. They’re a fudgy consistency and have a deep chocolate flavor while still allowing the whiskey to shine.

Plus, I just love a boozy chocolate dessert!

Chocolate Truffles with Whiskey Taste

Chocolate truffles taste like biting into cocoa-dusted chocolate ganache. These Whiskey Chocolate Truffles infuse whiskey into them as well, for a super boozy, creamy, chocolate bite.

Despite their name, chocolate truffles do not contain truffles. They are simply named after them for their similar appearance!

Whiskey Chocolate Truffles Ingredients

Since we are only using 5 ingredients, we are relying on each one for intense flavor. My best advice is to use a bar of high-quality dark chocolate to make these.

Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Unsalted Butter. For that melt-in-your-mouth effect.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream. To stabilize your truffles.
  • Whiskey. Use your fave!
  • Chocolate. High-quality dark chocolate works best.
  • Cocoa Powder. To roll your truffles in.
milk, butter, chocolate, whiskey, and cocoa powder

Choosing Your Whiskey

The taste of the whiskey really shines through in these, so choose one you like! Whiskey naturally has notes of caramel, oak, and vanilla, which play beautifully with the chocolate.

Bourbon will give the truffles a little bit of a sweeter taste, whereas scotch will give it just a touch of smokiness. I usually make these with Maker’s Mark, but whatever you have at home will do!

Maker’s Mark is one of my absolute favorites to make a Mint Julep or even to whip up my Drunken Apple Pie with Bourbon Glaze!

Green tip: Consider buying your liquor in glass bottles to reduce your contribution to plastic waste.

Chocolate Whiskey Truffles Tips and Tricks

Chop Your Chocolate First

Use a sharp knife to chop the chocolate bar into small pieces so they melt easily.

Green tip: Make sure your chocolate is sustainably sourced. Look for Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, or UTZ certifications as opposed to self-proclaimed sustainability labels that sometimes falsely advertise “sustainably sourced”.

Heat the Cream, Not the Chocolate

Use either the microwave or a double boiler to heat the cream and butter together, until the cream is just simmering. Then, when you stir in the chocolate chips, they will melt from the heat of the cream.

cocoa powder falling on to stacked chocolate truffles

How to Properly Store Whiskey Truffles

This Whiskey Chocolate Truffle recipe makes about 10 truffles, so odds are, you won’t get through them in one sitting. The great news is, they will last 3-4 weeks sealed in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze them to make them last longer. In a freezer-safe container, these whiskey chocolate truffles will last up to 3 months.

tower of chocolate truffles with one at the top with a bite taken out

Why You Should Make These Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

  • They’re boozy. That whiskey adds the perfect touch.
  • They’re decadent. Mostly chocolate dusted in more chocolate.
  • They’re bite-sized. Pop ’em in your mouth for the perfect bite.

If you’re loving these Whiskey Chocolate Truffles and want more chocolatey boozy treats, check out this Bailey’s Hot Chocolate Tart and Boozy Chocolate Mousse.

tower of chocolate truffles with one at the top with a bite taken out

5-Ingredient Decadent Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

4.8 from 8 votes
Marley Goldin
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These decadent bite-sized Whiskey Chocolate Truffles are the ultimate pop-in-your-mouth treat, with intense chocolate flavor and a touch of boozy bliss.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 truffles


  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 6.8 ounces dark chocolate (6.8 oz usually = 1 large bar)
  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
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  • Heat the cream and butter together either in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute and 30 seconds or over a double boiler until just simmering.
  • Meanwhile, finely chop your chocolate and add it to a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour simmering cream and butter over the chopped chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted. The cream and butter mixture should be hot enough to melt your chocolate. Continue to whisk until chocolate is melted and avoid reheating.
  • Add whiskey and stir until smooth. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in refrigerator to cool and harden—about 2 hours.
  • Add cocoa powder to a shallow bowl or large plate. Once your chocolate/whiskey mixture has set, scoop out about 1 tablespoon of chocolate at a time, placing each scoop directly into the cocoa powder.
  • Roll the chocolate in the cocoa powder until it is completely covered, then pick it up and roll between clean hands to form a ball. Set aside and repeat until you have about 8-10 truffles.
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • The butter and cream mixture needs to be hot enough to melt your finely chopped chocolate.
  • Use high-quality dark chocolate rather than milk or semi-sweet.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword 5 Ingredients or Less, Chocolate, Holidays, Truffles, Valentine’s Day, Whiskey
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2 thoughts on “5-Ingredient Decadent Whiskey Chocolate Truffles”

  1. 5 stars
    This is my go-to recipe for a wonderful present for anyone hard to buy for – and I always make a few extra for just me 🙂 thank you so much Marley

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