Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

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The holidays are upon us, and that means we are entering the season of holiday parties. Everyone will make some variation of Party Mix. They will set out bowls of chips and dip, and bake cookies…lots and lots of cookies! That’s all fine and dandy, but I like to show up with something unusual. Something unexpected. So when Four Roses Bourbon contacted me and asked if I would be interested in creating a recipe for the upcoming holiday season…..

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Truffles | #FourRosesBourbon #FrontierCoop

Are you kidding? I jumped up and down and said YES!! You know me and my boozy treats! Then my blogger happy mail arrived…..

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon |

and the creative juices started flowing. I was bound and determined to make White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Truffles. I made THREE different batches, with 2 different types of white chocolate, and not one of them worked! 🙁  Well, I did finally end up with a delicious White Chocolate Truffle Dip …..

White Chocolate Truffle Dip |

Back to the drawing board and finally created these Chocolate Bourbon Truffles rolled in cinnamon sugar…or chopped nuts…or cocoa powder! You know me and choices. 😉

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YUMMY!! Not only are they perfect for holiday parties, but they would also make an excellent Valentine’s Day gift!

How to make Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

Start by placing the chocolate and butter in a large bowl {I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips}. Heat on HIGH for 30 seconds

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles melt

Stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds, stir and set aside.

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles melted

Heat the heavy cream and corn syrup in a small saucepan over LOW heat until it begins to simmer.

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles simmer

Pour the cream over the melted chocolate and let sit for 1 to 2 minutes to completely melt the chocolate.

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles cream

Stir to combine and add the Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon and Simply Organic Madagascar pure vanilla extract.

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles bourbon

Gently stir until thoroughly combined. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan, or 8-inch round baking dish if your square pan is filled with white chocolate truffle dip ;).

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles chill

Chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours until firm. 

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles scoop

Using a small scoop create your truffles.

Roll between your palms to make round balls and place on a parchment paper/silpat lined baking sheet. Sorry, no pictures of this step. There is already enough food lodged in the crevices of my camera, lol.

Mix sugar and Frontier Simply Organic cinnamon together in a small bowl…..

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles sugar

Roll chilled truffles in the cinnamon sugar.

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or chopped pecans.

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or cocoa powder {aka lumps of coal}.

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles | #lumpsofcoal

Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill until truffles are firm, about 1 hour. Store the Chocolate Bourbon Truffles in the refrigerator until ready to serve. They will start to soften as they sit at room temperature. Simply place them back in the refrigerator if they soften too much.

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A big thank you to Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon (100 proof) and Simply Organic Spices for the wonderful products that they provided for me to create these recipes.

Four Roses Bourbon, is a premium Single Barrel Bourbon with a taste that begs to be savored again and again. Its taste is complex, full bodied and surprisingly smooth with a delicate long finish that is unbelievably mellow. Contains hints of ripe plum and cherry tastes with fruity, spicy aromas including maple syrup and cocoa”. Drink straight up or on the rocks….or mixed into truffles…or barbecue sauce. 😉 Suggested Retail Price: $35.99- $39.99 for a 750ml bottle

Simply Organic Spices are part of the Frontier Co-Op family and are created right here in Iowa… Norway, Iowa to be exact. In an industry where “organic” labels are often just an extension of larger, non-organic enterprise, Simply Organic® offers healthy, wholesome, organic products you can trust. I have been using them for years now, and love them!!

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Chocolate Bourbon Truffles with a bottle of Four Roses Bourbon in the background.

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

Rich and creamy Chocolate Bourbon Truffles rolled in cinnamon sugar, chopped pecans or cocoa. They are perfect for holiday parties and Valentine's Day!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boozy treat, dark chocolate truffles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
Servings: 30 Servings
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup Four Roses Bourbon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • cocoa powder, chopped pecans, flaked coconut (optional toppings)


  • Place chocolate and butter in a large bowl.
  • Heat in microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.
  • Stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds. Set aside.
  • Heat cream and corn syrup in a small saucepan over LOW heat until it starts to simmer.
  • Pour heavy cream over chocolate and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes to completely melt the chocolate.
  • Stir chocolate/cream mixture until combined.
  • Add the vanilla and bourbon and stir until well combined.
  • Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan {or 8-inch round dish}.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours until firm.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to form truffles. Roll between your palms to make into round balls.
  • Roll truffles in cinnamon sugar, or choice of other toppings.
  • Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator until set, about 1 hour.
  • Keep chilled until ready to serve. Store leftover truffles in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg


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  1. I made these they are amazing. By themselves they tend to be a little too bitter so I voted them with sugar and cocoa and it balanced out the bitterness. Inused Jim Beam bourbon. They are little strong for someone that doesn’t appreciate bourbom. But on point for others the appreciate a glass of bourbon. I made them for Super Bowl weekend! I hope the party enjoys them as much as I enjoyed sampling! My tip: finish the bottle you take 1/4 cup from!

  2. 5 stars
    I tried 4 different recipes for chocolate truffles just now. My husband agrees that this won, hands down! I didn’t have the 4 roses bourbon on hand but my husband told me to try his Disaronno that he had on hand and let me tell you, I am singing, “ It’s beginning to look allot like Christmas” at the top of my lungs right now, which means that I am super psyched to have my family try these on Christmas Day….if they make it to Christmas Day lol.

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