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Easy Chocolate Rum Truffles
Prep Time
30 mins
Chill Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

These rich, creamy chocolate rum truffles are sinfully delicious and irresistible. These no-bake homemade truffles only need 4 ingredients and 30 minutes of prep time. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate rum truffles, chocolate truffles, easy chocolate truffles
Servings: 25 truffles
Calories: 176 kcal
Author: Sabine Venier
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold (113g)
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate bars, melted and cooled (9.3 oz / 262g)
  • 4 tbsp rum (60ml)
coating
  • 2 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate, melted (14.1 oz / 400g)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa (21g)
Instructions
  1. With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk or paddle attachment beat butter on medium speed until soft for about 2-3 minutes. Add melted chocolate and mix until creamy for about 1 minute. Add rum and mix on low speed until well combined and smooth.

  2. Cool for about 5 minutes in the freezer or until firm enough to scoop with an ice cream scoop. The time will depend on how warm the chocolate was when adding it.

  3. Roll truffles quickly into balls. Don’t roll too long or the truffles will begin to melt in your hands. Cool for about 1 hour in the fridge, or 10-15 minutes in the freezer if you want to speed up the process.

  4. Dip truffles in melted chocolate and let dry in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes. Dust with cocoa before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. 

Recipe Video

Notes

Recommendations

  • Use good quality chocolate for the best results. 
  • Make sure that the chocolate mixture is cold enough to roll into balls, or it will melt too fast. 
  • Don't skip placing the chocolate rum balls in the freezer so they can set up correctly
  • Make sure not to roll the balls too long in your hands, or they will start melting, and chocolate will get everywhere. 

 

Substitutions

 

What Can I Use Instead Of Rum?

There are several options for you to use instead of rum depending if you want to use alcohol or something else. Possibilities for using alcohol would be whiskey or bourbon. Both would be nice flavors and great options. 

For non-alcoholic homemade truffles, an excellent option is pure vanilla extract. Using apple, pineapple, or orange juice are also fantastic options. Sometimes it's nice to make a few different flavors to try out to see what you like best. 

 

Can I Use Salted Butter If I Don't Have Unsalted?

Yes, you can use salted butter if that's what you have on hand. My only warning to you is that because the butter has salt in it, it's going to taste salty. Salt is a flavor that goes well with sweets, so it will still taste great, just different. 

 

Do I Have To Use Semi-Sweet Chocolate?

I prefer the flavor of semi-sweet chocolate, but you could certainly use other options. Milk chocolate and white chocolate would both taste great. You could use semi-sweet chocolate for the centers and dip them in milk or white chocolate for a variety. Sometimes it's fun to make several different kinds and try them all

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Rum Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.