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Dark Chocolate & Rum Truffles

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 264 kcal
Author Samantha

Ingredients

Toffee - optional

  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water

Truffles

  • 1/2 cup 140ml thickened cream
  • 200 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp rum - can be omitted for alcohol free truffles

Truffle Coating

  • 170 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Optional: pre-made toffee shards

Instructions

Toffee - optional

  1. Line a flat baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Prepare and fill a small bowl with warm water and get a pastry brush ready, set these aside.
  3. In a small pot over low heat, combine sugar and water. Heat through until sugar has completely dissolved, swishing around the pot to help mix it through.
  4. Once sugar has completely dissolved, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Take the pastry brush and water and gently brush down the sides of the saucepan to dissolve any sugar crystals around the sides of the pot, whilst the mixture is boiling.
  5. Boil mixture for 3-5 minutes or until you begin to notice it turn golden in colour. Once it has turned a light golden, remove from heat and continue to move the pot around to disperse the heat, not using any mixing utensils to do so.
  6. The residual heat in the pan will continue to cook the toffee once removed from the heat. It will begin to turn even darker, when it has turned a shade darker, carefully and slowly pour toffee onto lined tray. Move tray around to spread out the toffee slightly. NOTE: this makes a small amount of toffee so you don’t have to create a large slab of toffee.
  7. Set tray aside at room temperature until toffee hardens. Or refrigerate to fasten up the process.
  8. Once completely hard and set, take a wooden spoon and whack the toffee, it should crack. Fill a small zip-lock bag with the toffee shards and whack it some more with the wooden spoon until you achieve small toffee crumbs, perfect for decoration! Set aside.

Truffles

  1. Add chopped chocolate into a large heat-proof mixing bowl, set aside.
  2. Pour thickened cream into a small pot and place over a low-medium heat. Heat through until warm and steam begins to come off the surface, do not let it come to a boil.
  3. Remove cream from heat and pour over chopped chocolate. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then mix well, until the chocolate has completely melted and mixture is smooth and shiny. NOTE: if the cream hasn’t fully melted your chocolate, place bowl over a double boiler and heat until completely melted.
  4. Once melted and smooth, add rum and mix until well combined. NOTE: add more or less rum if desired, or can be omitted completely.
  5. Place plastic wrap over chocolate and set in refrigerator until completely set, approx. 2-3 hours or preferably overnight.

Truffle Coating

  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Once truffle mixture has completely set, begin to form truffles.
  3. Using a small melon baller or teaspoon, scoop a heaped tablespoon of mixture and quickly roll into a ball before it begins to soften. Place ball on lined tray and repeat with remaining mixture.
  4. Place tray in refrigerator to allow the truffles to firm up.
  5. Meanwhile, melt together chopped chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler until completely smooth. Remove from heat.
  6. Remove truffles once firm.
  7. Using a fork or a chocolate dipping tool, carefully place 1 truffle into the melted chocolate until completely coated. Gently pick up truffle using fork/dipping tool, and allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place back onto lined tray. Repeat this method with remaining truffles.
  8. If using toffee shards to decorate, now is the time to place a little of the toffee onto the top of each truffle, before chocolate has the chance to harden.
  9. Once all coated and decorated, place tray back into the refrigerator until chocolate sets.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store truffles in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 4-6 days.

The toffee will begin to soften and melt over the next couple of days, this doesn’t chance the flavour.

Omit rum from the recipe for alcohol free truffles.

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate & Rum Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.