Chocolate Butter Rum Truffles

Real rum makes theses candies an adult treat. However, if you prefer a non-alcoholic version, substitute rum extract for the real thing.

Serves: 60Hands-on: 1 hourTotal: 3 hoursDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 60

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ lb. high quality dark chocolate
  • ½ lb. high quality milk chocolate
  • 1¼ cups unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. dark rum or 1 tsp. rum extract
  • 1 lb. bittersweet chocolate
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar for coating

Directions

  • Combine cream, sugar, salt and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often. Finely chop dark and milk chocolate. Remove cream mixture from heat and stir in chopped chocolate. Stir resulting ganache until melted and smooth.
  • Pour chocolate ganache into a glass mixing bowl and allow to cool. Cream butter with dark rum or rum extract. Whisk into chocolate ganache a spoonful at a time until mixture is creamy and well-blended.
  • Spoon small dollops of mixture onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Or, place mixture in a pastry bag and pipe balls of ganache onto the sheet. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until centers have hardened.
  • Chop bittersweet chocolate into small pieces. Combine with cream in a saucepan. Over low heat, melt chocolate into cream. Stir constantly until mixture is smooth and thick.
  • Using a wooden skewer, dip the centers into melted chocolate to coat. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, then roll truffle in the confectioners’ sugar and set on wax paper-lined baking sheet to set. Keep truffles cool until ready to serve.