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.

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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. Β 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!!
Renz

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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

Method:
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! Β If you make these delicious rum truffles, post a photo on Join Me in Miami’s Facebook!

  • Natalia Lilly
    January 27, 2016

    I was sold at Truffle! looks so yummy!!!! definitely making these!

    • JoinMeinMiami
      Natalia Lilly
      January 27, 2016

      Hi Natalia! Thanks for stopping by! When you make them, be sure to share them on Join Me in Miami Facebook page πŸ™‚

  • LeeBetsy Prendergast
    January 27, 2016

    Rum Truffles! I need this recipe in my life year round lol. I love truffles and this sounds like such a yummy treat. Thank you for sharing.

    • JoinMeinMiami
      LeeBetsy Prendergast
      January 27, 2016

      Haha I’m a big chocolate / truffle lover too!

  • Paola from Coral Gables Love
    January 27, 2016

    These look delicious! And I love the idea of having an activity you do together on Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚ I’m totally planning one now lol

    • JoinMeinMiami
      Paola from Coral Gables Love
      January 27, 2016

      HI Paola! Yes chocolate + rum + couple = good times! πŸ™‚

  • Nhi
    January 27, 2016

    Amazing! Love this twist on truffles.

  • Lisa Lotts
    January 27, 2016

    I love truffles! I’ve made them a few times, but I think I’m just too hot blooded, because my hands melt them as I’m trying to roll them. They always end up looking like misshapen blobs. I probably could have had success with this on Saturday when it was 40Β°. LOL

    • JoinMeinMiami
      Lisa Lotts
      January 27, 2016

      Hi Lisa! Lol @ them melting in your hands & misshapen blobs.

    • HomeMadeZagat
      Lisa Lotts
      January 27, 2016

      Trust me Lisa, the first one you roll will always suck.. haha.. for sure that will be roll and put to the side.. then roll the others in batches.. and they don’t HAVE to be perfect.. πŸ™‚

  • Nicole Underwood
    January 28, 2016

    Oh my gosh! So decedant!!

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