A way into your whiskey lovin' mans heart..

On valentines day we went low key, meaning no gifts etc. He is a whisky kind of guy, so I pondered what I could cook up for him. Something gift worthy.

Valentine's day + whiskey + chocolate = Whiskey Truffles

These are super easy to make, and we now have a large batch in the freezer waiting to be popped out for treat. Plus, it is a surefire way into your whiskey lovin' man's heart.

Whiskey Truffles
{makes about 1 dozen}

4 tablespoons unsweetened, dutch-process cocoa powder
an handful of crushed ginger snaps, optional
A sprinkling of confectioners sugar
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/4 tablespoons whiskey

Line a small baking sheet with parchment. Place ginger snaps, and cocoa powder in separate bowls. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring milk and butter just to a simmer in a small saucepan; pour over chocolate, whisk until smooth. When smooth and glossy, whisk in whisky.

Place bowl in fridge or freezer and let set to firm about 45 min- 1 hour. Using a small scoop, form into balls and roll in either cocoa powder or crushed gingersnaps. Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator until set. Make sure it is good and set or you will have a big mess. These keep for about a week in the fridge. A bit longer in the freezer.

 Serve with more whiskey?...

And don't forget to check out the recipe exchange.



Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

If whiskey truffles are low key, I'd love to know what you do to really celebrate things. These look fantastic. As to how the Flavour Thesaurus might help with combinations involving whiskey, I'm not sure, but I will look it up and see if it's in there for you.

I'm Danielle said...

Thanks Brandi! I just may need to pick up the Thesaurus...

Torrie said...

A perfect treat for a guy. :)

Mary said...

Such a great idea... For V-day I just gave Chris a handle of Makers Mark! Our men and their booze... I'm definitely going to try this out, I'll also send you my recipe for Bourbon Bread Pudding that is deeeelish :)

I'm Danielle said...

They were yummy. And yes yes to the bourbon bread pudding!!

Pretty Mommy said...

Whiskey truffles!! I'm sure my hubby wouls love these - he's a big fan of Chocolate Stout Cake too...yum!!

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