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5 from 8 votes

Easy Chocolate Rum Truffles

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. 
Prep Time30 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate rum truffles, chocolate truffles, easy chocolate truffles
Servings: 25 truffles
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 9.3 oz semi-sweet chocolate bars, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup rum

coating

  • 14.1 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • ¼ cup cocoa

Instructions

  • 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 the melted chocolate and mix until creamy for about 1 minute. Add the rum and mix on low speed until well combined and smooth.
  • Cool for about 5-10 minutes in the freezer or until firm enough to scoop with an ice cream scoop. You don't want them to get too hard either. The time they need to firm up will depend on how warm the chocolate was when you add it and which chocolate you used.
  • Roll the truffles quickly into balls. Don’t roll for 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.
  • Dip the truffles in melted chocolate and let dry in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes. Dust with or roll in cocoa before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

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Notes

Recommendations
  • Use good quality chocolate bars for the best results. Chocolate chips won't work well with this recipe.
  • 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
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 to use 1 tablespoon (15ml) 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. 
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

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.9mg