This weekend is the Kentucky Derby. You'll probably be drinking Mint Juleps, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, since 1938. Why not step it up a notch and make these fabulous Mint Julep Truffles? I'm all about easy, and the recipe below is just that!
Mint juleps are traditionally served in pewter or silver julep cups. I always love an opportunity to buy unique tableware. You can always serve the truffles in mint julep cups!
Read more about the history of the Mint Julep at whatscooking america.
MINT JULEP TRUFFLES
7 ounces DARK (60-75% cacao) chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp minced fresh mint leaves
2 Tbsp sweetbutter, softened
1 Tbsp good quality bourbon
Put chopped chocolate in bowl and set aside.
Heat heavy cream and mint leaves in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate.
Stir in butter and bourbon; whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Cover chocolate mixture with plastic wrap (press wrap onto surface of chocolate) and chill for two hours, or until firm.
To Form the Truffles:
Put cocoa in shallow bowl.
Using a melon baller or teaspoon, scoop out balls of chilled chocolate. Form into balls quickly between your palms.
Roll balls in cocoa to coat.