Chocolate rum truffles

These gorgeous creamy chocolate rum truffles are perfect enjoyed as a decadent small treat. Wrap them in cellophane and a ribbon and give them as homemade gifts for Christmas and birthdays.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Makes 20 Item
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Chocolate rum truffles
  • 200 gram dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 150 millilitre thickened cream
  • 20 gram butter
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder


Chocolate rum truffles
  • 1
    Place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Combine cream and butter in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until almost boiling.
  • 2
    Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Set aside 2 minutes, then stir until smooth. Mix in rum. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight or until firm.
  • 3
    Line an oven tray with baking paper. Place cocoa in a shallow bowl.
  • 4
    Using a melon baller or a spoon, scoop teaspoons of mixture and shape into balls using the palms of your hands. Toss in cocoa to coat. Arrange on tray and chill until ready to serve.


Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge. Replace cocoa powder with shredded coconut or crushed nuts, if preferred.

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