Homemade Rum Truffles makes the perfect gift.
Wow someone this holiday season by bringing one of these impressive, but way easier than you think, homemade candies.
You can make these truffles with other alcohols as well. Or make them sans-alcohol for the kiddos. See suggestions in the recipe card below.
I HATE Shopping
And not just a little bit. Hitting the mall on a regular day feels like a complete nightmare – but then throw me into the mall during the holidays and forget about it! I’m done…over the edge city! I can not deal with the crowds or the stress of picking the perfect gift. I’m a practical girl. I like to give people something that they will actually use, or in this case consume.
Let’s face it, most of us don’t need a thing. This is why I love making homemade gifts during the holidays. I would much rather be in the kitchen making something than out at the mall any day. Plus, I feel like making something that you actually created yourself means so much more than just buying something.
These little beauties were my Valentine’s Day creation. But they’re an equally worthy gift at Christmas time. You can make a few batches with different flavoring, and then give out sampler boxes as hostess gifts. Gift boxes are easily available at your local craft stores. Or order them online here.
If making candy seems right up your alley – We have a few other recipes to add to your list.
Check out the other impressive and delicious treats that we have on the blog to date – Butter Toffee and Vegan Rocky Road Fudge. Both of these recipes are extra fantastic. The butter toffee is beautiful and delicious. You can make it topped with chopped nuts or just a little salt.
If you’re looking for something super fast and easy – the Vegan Rocky Road Fudge takes 5 minutes to make in the microwave. [You really can’t get any easier than that. You can’t even make rice crispy treats that fast.] Best of all, it doesn’t look or taste like you only spent 5 minutes! It is DELICIOUS!
On our coming-soon list are:
- Homemade caramel chews
- Almond Joy Bites.
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Delicious, rich, chocolatey bites of happiness.
- 16 ounces finely chopped chocolate or chocolate chips Recommend: Guittard 70% cocoa
- 1 cup heavy cream
Optional Flavorings (See notes for options)
- 3 tbsp good quality rum
- 23 ounces finely chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
- truffle boxes
Place 16 ounces of chocolate in a large glass bowl.
Heat cream in a sauce pan until it is very hot. Pour over chocolate.
Stir until the chocolate is melted. (If chocolate doesn't melt completely it can be microwaved for 30 seconds at a time or placed over a double boiler until melted.)
Add rum (or other optional flavoring) and stir until everything is well-combined.
Pour chocolate onto 9" x 13" baking sheet. (Can be lined with parchment or plastic wrap.) Refrigerate for about 60 minutes, until the mixture is thick and "scoopable."
When the mixture is cool enough to hold its shape, scoop small balls of the chocolate onto a baking sheet that's been lined with parchment paper. For perfectly round truffles, quickly roll each one between the palms of your hands. You have to do this quickly, or the chocolate will become too soft.
Freeze rolled balls for about 60 minutes, covered, until they are firm and very cold.
Heat the 23 ounces of chocolate over a double boiler until melted and smooth.
Remove frozen chocolate centers from the freezer. Drop into melted chocolate one by one. Make sure each one is evenly coated. Using a fork or chocolate dipping tool, remove and place on parchment paper. Cool completely.
Optional: as you make them, sprinkle each truffle with the garnish of your choice. (chopped nuts, toffee, jimmies, etc.)
Alternate Flavors: You can use different flavorings for the centers, but you should use no more than 3 tbsp of liquid. When using extracts use only ½ tbsp at the most, some flavorings are stronger than others.
- ½ tbsp of raspberry flavoring + 2 ½ tbsp raspberry jam
- ½ tbsp orange oil + 2 ½ tbsp orange liqueur
- 3 tbsp of really strong espresso
Vegan Adaptable: Use full-fat coconut milk in place of cream.