Monday, December 22, 2014

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Chocolate Rum Truffles | Cooking on the Front Burner

Happy Holidays!  Today I'm sharing a sweet treat you can have on hand, give to family/friends or would make a great hostess gift.  These Chocolate Rum Truffles are a bite sized treat full chocolate flavor and a hint of rum.

I know this time of year it is all about the cookies.  Nothing wrong with that, cookies are great but making truffles is really easy to do and make a great addition to your holiday platters!  So when I was asked to create a recipe using Diplomatico Rum and spices from Simply Organic, I was eager to give it a try.

Rum Truffles

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus chilling time
Yield about 24-26
  • 3 4 oz. Packages of 60% Chocolate (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup Diplomatico rum
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For rolling - chopped pecans, cocoa powder, cinnamon sugar
  1. In a microwave bowl place the chocolate (chopped) and butter; heat for 30 seconds, stir then keeping heating for 20-30 seconds until melted
  2. In a small saucepan combine the whipping cream and light corn syrup; heat until it just comes to a simmer then add to the chocolate mixture. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Add rum and vanilla; stir until well mixed
  4. Place in refrigerator in small bowl until it is well chilled (2-3 hours)
  5. In 3 small bowls place chopped pecans, cocoa powder and a cinnamon sugar mixture
  6. Using a small scoop to form a ball and roll in desired topping
  7. Place on wax paper in a container and keep refrigerated
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Making these reminded me of my mom... back in the day she made rum balls and they were quite a bit more potent than this truffle recipe I'm sharing with you today.  Anyone else remember those?  I think they were a holiday staple in the 60's!

Chocolate Rum Truffles | Cooking on the Front Burner

And if you are like me, you don't mind getting your hands into stuff! I make homemade pasta with my hands just like my grandmother did and these were a LOT less messier to do.  Just place a small scoop in your hand and roll... I placed the ball into the bowl with either the pecans, cinnamon sugar or cocoa powder and just moved the bowl around until they were coated.  Easy!

Chocolate Rum Truffles | Cooking on the Front Burner

Enjoy the holiday and make yourself a batch of these tasty treats! 

Chocolate Rum Truffles | Cooking on the Front Burner


  1. These truffles look so perfect, Deb, and they must be so delicious with that rum! This would be such a nice addition to the cookie tray!

  2. Oooh yum!! I have had rum balls in the past that would knock you out. Now I kind of wish I had the recipe, LOL. These truffles look delicious Deb, and I want to get my hands on that rum. It looks quite impressive!

  3. I would love a few of these - they look perfect, Deb! Not only would these be great at the holidays, but any time you needed an impressive but easy treat!

  4. These truffles are gorgeous, Deb! I can just imagine how amazing the rum is in here! Hope you and your family are enjoying the holidays so far and Happy Happy New Year! :)

  5. These truffles look fabulous, Deb! I want them all!

  6. YUM!!!! I've never had rum truffles. I think I need to try them. :)

  7. Deb, these looks absolutely amazing. I might have to do some more baking this week! I'd love if you'd share this recipe (or any of your favourites) at our link party, Create • Share • Inspire, tonight through Sunday (!


  8. Yum! My boss's wife still makes rum balls for Christmas. She makes them in three levels, starting with kahlua and ending with bacardi 151. You can't feel your lips after one or two ;-)

  9. These truffles look delicious. My grandma used to always make rum balls at Christmas. Since I don't have the recipe, I definitely plan on trying yours. Pinning this from the Pin Junkie!


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