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Rum truffles

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus just over 2 hrs chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 20

Make these decadent treats for serious lovers of chocolate. They make a gorgeous Christmas gift for family and friends – and they're surprisingly easy to make

Nutrition: Per truffle


  • 100ml double cream
  • 25g salted butter, cubed
  • 300g milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 50ml dark rum
  • 120g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder


  • STEP 1

    Bring the cream and butter to the boil in a small pan, and put the milk chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Pour the hot cream mix over the chocolate, leave for 1 min, then stir until smooth and combined. Whisk in the rum, then chill in the freezer for 5-10 mins, or until just firm enough to roll.

  • STEP 2

    Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls in your hands, then transfer to a non-stick baking tray (you may want to wear gloves). Chill in the fridge for 1 hr, or until set. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, and put the cocoa powder on a plate. Dip the chilled truffles into the melted chocolate using a fork, then shake off the excess and roll in the cocoa. If the cocoa starts to get too sticky, add another 1 tbsp.

  • STEP 3

    Put the truffles on a tray or plate lined with baking parchment and chill for 1 hr to set, then package. Will keep in the fridge for up to one week.

Goes well with

Recipe from Homemade Christmas, December 2020


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