Ceylon Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles Recipe


This Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles recipe features real Ceylon cinnamon. An easy to make holiday treat that makes for the perfect food gift.

Homemade Ceylon Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles in a small white cup

After weeks of elaborate Christmas Cookie baking, I like to keep things simple during those last precious and oh-so-short days before Christmas.

Nevertheless, there is already the odd gap to fill on my holiday cookie platters. This is when I like to whip up a big batch of boozy chocolate whiskey truffles to fill in those yawning gaps on my cookie platters!

Plus, it’s always a good idea to have some food gifts ready to hand out for those surprise Christmas guests that might or might not show up.

And hey, if they don’t show up you can have these Chocolate Whiskey Truffles all to yourself, so win-win, right?

Why these Ceylon Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles are the best last-minute food gift ever:

  • These are so easy to make with simple ingredients and you literally can’t mess them up.
  • They keep for about 2 weeks and can be stored in the fridge.
  • Don’t have whiskey? Use rum, Amaretto or Grand Manier instead!
  • This Whiskey Truffles recipe uses Ceylon Cinnamon which has an amazing flavor and aroma (much better than Cassia Cinnamon aka. the stuff you normally get at the grocery store) and makes all things cinnamon even more fantastic. Plus it comes with some serious health benefits

homemade ceylon cinnamon chocolate whiskey truffles in a white teacup

Tips for making the best ever Dark Chocolate Whiskey Truffles:

  • You want to use the best quality chocolate out there for this whiskey truffles recipe! I like to use a mix of dark chocolate with 70% cocoa and mix it with some milk chocolate to get the perfect melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffle texture.
  • I use salted butter for this chocolate whiskey truffles recipe. If you only have unsalted butter, make sure to add a big pinch of salt to your whiskey truffle mixture. It brings out the chocolate flavor and makes your homemade truffles taste round.
  • Make sure to let your melted chocolate come to room temperature before adding it to the butter. Basically, you want your chocolate and butter at the same temperature.
  • This truffles recipe uses Ceylon Cinnamon which is superior to Cassia Cinnamon (the type that is normally available at the grocery store) which isn’t even real Cinnamon and is loaded with the dangerous compound Coumarin that the FDA has recently warned against ingesting. Make sure you stock up on the good stuff, you cinnamon lovers out there.

close-up of Ceylon cinnamon whiskey truffles in a white tea cup

How do I store my homemade Chocolate Whiskey Truffles?

I store these in a pyrex kitchen container with a tight-fitting lid. Separate each layer of whiskey truffles with a piece of parchment paper.

Keep your Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles in the fridge for storing up to 2 weeks or leave them at room temperature, which is how they taste best. They should be consumed within a week of not chilled.

For more Christmas food gifts, check out my Raspberry Coconut Fudge, my Vegan Coconut Truffles or my homemade Ferrero Rocher Balls. 

Did you make and love this Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles recipe? Give it your review below! And make sure to share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

Ceylon Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles

These Chocolate Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles are made with real Ceylon cinnamon, dark chocolate and a splash of whiskey. An easy to make bite-sized holiday treat that makes for the perfect food gift.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon chocolate truffles, chocolate whiskey truffles, cinnamon truffles
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 Truffles
Calories 69 kcal
Author Kiki Johnson

Ingredients

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g milk chocolate
  • 100 g butter or coconut butter
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp whiskey
  • 1 cup ground nuts or cocoa powder, mixed with some cinnamon for rolling

Instructions

  1. Chop chocolate and melt over a hot water bath and let cool down. Cream butter and sugar with the whisk attachment until white and fluffy. Add salt and cinnamon and keep whisking.

  2. Add melted chocolate (should be at room temperature) and whiskey and stir until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 h or until firm enough to roll. Take 1 heaping tsp at a time and shape into small balls. Roll in cocoa powder or ground nuts and chill. 

Recipe Notes

  • You want to use the best quality chocolate out there! I like to use a mix of dark chocolate with 70% cocoa and mix it with some milk chocolate to get the perfect melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffle texture.
  • I use salted butter for this recipe. If you only have unsalted butter, make sure to add a big pinch of salt to your whiskey truffle mixture. It brings out the chocolate flavor and makes your homemade truffles taste round.
  • When it comes to cinnamon, I always go for Ceylon, which has some added health benefits compared to Cassia cinnamon.
  • Make sure to let your melted chocolate come to room temperature before adding it to the butter. Basically, you want your chocolate and butter at the same temperature.
These Chocolate Cinnamon Whiskey Truffles are made with real Ceylon cinnamon, dark chocolate and a splash of whiskey. An easy to make bite-sized holiday treat that makes for the perfect food gift. #foodgift, #chocolatetruffles

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