Derby Week Recipes – Honey Bourbon Truffles

These are like old-fashioned bourbon balls, but updated with honey and English shortbread cookies.


3 (4-oz.) bittersweet chocolate baking bars, chopped
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8  tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup bourbon
1 (5.3-oz.) package English pure butter shortbread cookies, crushed (such as Walkers Shortbread)
2 cups finely chopped roasted, salted pecans
Waxed paper

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large glass bowl. Cook cream and bourbon in a small saucepan over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture is hot but not boiling. (Mixture will steam, and bubbles will form around edge of pan.) Pour cream mixture over chocolate. Let stand 1 minute.
2. Stir chocolate mixture until melted and smooth. (If mixture doesn’t melt completely, microwave at HIGH 30 seconds.) Stir in crushed cookies. Cover and chill 3 hours or until firm. (Mixture can be prepared and chilled up to 2 days ahead.)
3. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls (about 2 tsp. per ball). Roll in chopped pecans. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days.

13 thoughts on “Derby Week Recipes – Honey Bourbon Truffles

  1. Oh, my, this is definitely going to be made in our truffle-fixated household! Forwarding it to my daughters right now!

  2. This looks amazing! It is on our list for Derby party snacks. Thanks!

  3. katiepede says:

    I fear following your blog is going to make my waist line expand 😀 xxx

  4. What a fantastic idea! Delicious.

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  6. I really like these! I think I might add them to our menu! Thanks!!!

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