Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bourbon Pecan Truffles

Tis the season to be with family, eat tons of turkey and eat truffles! (or at least dessert.) Silky cream, semi-sweet chocolate and bourbon give these truffles a sophisticated flavor (they're also rolled in chopped pecans!) They're definitely going to be a part of my holiday candy arsenal this year!
{Bourbon Pecan Truffles} You'll need: 1 cup heavy cream| 10 ounces of semisweet chocolate| 2 tablespoons bourbon| 1 cup finely chopped pecans
Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring cream to a boil; remove from heat, and add chocolate and bourbon. Let stand 3 minutes; whisk until smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to a medium bowl, and refrigerate, uncovered, until thick and firm enough to spoon out in mounds, about 2 hours. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Drop level tablespoons of chocolate mixture onto baking sheet. Refrigerate chocolate mounds until firm, 30 minutes.
Place pecans in a shallow bowl. Using hands, roll each chocolate mound into a ball; roll balls in pecans, pressing lightly to adhere, and place on baking sheet. Refrigerate truffles until set, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Happy Thanksgiving!