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Decadent Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

By Marley Goldin
on June 18, 2021
5 from 2 votes

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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.

action shot of dusting chocolate truffles with cocoa powder

Whiskey Chocolate Truffles Tips and Tricks

Use High Quality Dark Chocolate

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:

milk, butter, chocolate, whiskey, and cocoa powder

Chop Your Chocolate

Use a sharp knife to chop the chocolate bars 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

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, Bourbon Smash, or Spiked Iced Tea with.

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

Should You Have Leftovers

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.

Decadent Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: DessertCuisine: American


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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.


  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 6.8 ounces dark chocolate

  • 2 ounces whiskey

  • 2-3 tablespoon cocoa powder


  • Heat the cream and butter together either in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute and 30 seconds or over a double broiler until just simmering.
  • Meanwhile, finely chop your chocolate and add it to a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour simmering cream and butter over chopped chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted.
  • Add whiskey and stir until smooth. Cover with 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.

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Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality dark chocolate rather than milk or semi-sweet.

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2 thoughts on “Decadent Whiskey Chocolate Truffles”

  1. 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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