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Cellar Door Chocolates’ Bourbon Truffles

If you’re a chocoholic…this is a wonderful recipe to add to your truffle collection. Enjoy!

I saw this recipe posted on: www.npr.org

Recipe: Cellar Door Chocolates’ Bourbon Truffles
by Erika Chavez-Graziano

Bourbon truffles await a coating of chopped pecans, at Cellar Door Chocolates.Photograph: Erika Chavez-Graziano

Bourbon truffles await a coating of chopped pecans, at Cellar Door Chocolates.

 Bourbon Truffles


1 pound dark chocolate (55-71%), chopped
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup Evan Williams bourbon
pinch of sea salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans


Bring heavy whipping cream to a boil. Remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until smooth. Add bourbon; stir until well-incorporated. Add salt. Let the chocolate mixture (ganache) rest at room temperature until firm (about 4 hours).

Using two spoons, portion out half ounce balls of ganache. Hand roll balls until smooth and then roll it in the pecans.

Makes about 40 truffles.

You can also use the ganache as a cake frosting — just pour over cake or cupcakes while the ganache is still warm. It also makes a wonderful coffee addition. Before you roll the ganache in the pecans, put a couple of the balls in your cup of coffee — stir and enjoy!

Erika Chavez-Graziano is the proprietor of Cellar Door Chocolates in Louisville, Ky.


2 responses

  1. My wife and I are traveling to Ky. this summer to sample some bourbons. Can’t wait! This recipe looks wonderful.

    May 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    • Enjoy your trip this summer! I’m testing this recipe with a variety of dark chocolates, and will post my results with each batch. Also, for those who prefer a non-alcoholic version, the chocolate is smooth and wonderful!

      May 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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