Rum Truffles Recipe
Valentine’s Day is just around corner, isn’t it? I can already see the images and deals being sent out to couples to enjoy this day.
Honestly I am not a big Vday fan. Well, I’m not too much into the extra stuff. I’m not going to lie, I’ve sent my share of gifts and treats to my love one, but over time I realized that I much prefer those quiet moments we spend together. (especially since we go out to eat regularly and do other activities).
What is love really but making memories with someone you care about?
So here’s an easy recipe for some rum truffles that you can proudly say you made yourself (it’s that easy) or you can even make together as a Vday activity. Kind of like an after dinner couples event (well once you do some pre work). A perfect opportunity to get chocolate dusted together and have a few giggles over some wine.
These truffles are just so delectable. And the addition of rum, gives it that extra umph.
These are plain but you can easily add dry cherries, or your favorite whole nut and “wrap” it with the chocolate.
Now don’t be fooled by the “it’s chocolate” and think it’s a mild candy. The rum is a creeper, especially if you did like me and used a spiced rum. Plus I always feel like the chocolate intensifies the flavor of the rum.
Here are some points to note when making these truffles:
1. When dusting the chocolate with the cocoa powder, wash your hands with cold water so that it’s not too hot and melts the chocolate as you’re rolling them. Every now and then I would put my hand on the bowl that’s holding the chilled chocolate just to get it cold.
2. If you do not want this to be too strong, use less alcohol. It’s chocolate, you can omit it if you prefer.
3. Don’t have a small cookie scoop? Use a a table spoon to scoop it out and roll.
4. Truffles are soft so don’t over roll.
5. These do not have to be perfect.. Love isn’t!!
Even if you are planning to head out for Valentines with your loved one, these truffles would make a great pre gift (nicely wrapped up with a bow) for the day.
Enjoy and be Safe!!
Ingredients (makes approx 25 medium truffles)
- 9 oz Whipping creme
- 4 1/2 oz milk chocolate
- 6 oz dark chocolate
- 3 tbsp rum
- 2 tbs butter
- 3 – 5 tbps cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp confectioners sugar
Add chopped milk chocolate and dark chocolate to a bowl (I put them all in my blender)
Add whipping creme to a saucepan and bring to a point just before boil.
Add whipping cream to chocolates and mix till smooth
Add butter and rum and leave to cool (can be left overnight)
Line a baking try with parchment paper
Sprinkly cocoa powder unto a plate
With cool hands scoop out some chilled chocolate and roll in palm of hands with cocoa powder. Place on paper
Repeat till all is rolled.
If the process is taking long and rolled truffles begin to sofen do in batches and place rolled ones back in fridge.
Leave balled truffles in fridge to set.
Can be stored in air tight container for up to 5 days
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! If you make these delicious rum truffles, post a photo on Join Me in Miami’s Facebook!