Looking for an easy dessert recipe that is also delicious? Look no further than these Chocolate Rum Truffles! They are a no bake dessert, which means they are quick and easy to make.
Easy Chocolate Rum Truffles
You only need a few simple ingredients, and you can have these rum balls ready in no time. Plus, who doesn't love chocolate truffles? They are the perfect sweet treat for any occasion!
Why are they called "truffles"?
Truffles get their name from the edible fungi of the same name. These mushrooms grow underground, and are very hard to find. They are also very expensive, which is why they are often associated with luxury.
Chocolate truffles, on the other hand, get their name from their resemblance to these mushrooms. They are small and round, with a smooth exterior.
What Goes into Making Easy Chocolate Rum Truffles?
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 9.3 oz semi sweet chocolate bars, melted
- ¼ cup rum
- 14.1 oz semi sweet chocolate melted
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
Kitchen Tools Needed
You most likely have most of these items in your kitchen, but just in case you don't, I've put together some links to some of my favorite kitchen tools that you need to make rum balls.
How to Make Easy Chocolate Rum Truffles
In a large bowl cream the butter with an electric hand mixer until it is soft.
Add the melted chocolate and mix until the ingredients are well combined.
Add the rum and mix until the rum is fully incorporated.
Place the mixture in the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes.
Using an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, make 25 balls of the truffle mixture, working fast so that they don't melt in your hands as you work.
Place the balls on a parchment paper covered baking sheet in the fridge chill for an hour.
Melt the chocolate for the coating and stir until smooth.
Cover each truffle with chocolate using a spoon then place them back on the parchment paper covered baking sheet.
Add some cocoa powder on the top of each truffle.
Place them in the fridge for 10 minutes for the chocolate to set then serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some variations on chocolate rum truffles?
There are many different ways that you can make chocolate rum truffles. You can add different flavors to the chocolate, such as mint, orange, or espresso. You can also coat them in different types of chocolate, such as white chocolate or dark chocolate. And of course, you can always experiment with different types of alcohol.
Some of my favorite variations include:
- Chocolate Mint Rum Truffles
- Orange Chocolate Rum Truffles
- Espresso Chocolate Rum Truffles
- White Chocolate Rum Truffles
- Dark Chocolate Rum Truffles
Can I make this recipe vegan?
Yes, you can easily make this recipe vegan by using dairy-free chocolate and plant-based butter. There are many great vegan chocolate brands out there, so just choose your favorite. And as far as a plant-based butter, I would recommend using one noted for use in baking.
Is this recipe gluten free?
Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten free. There is no need to make any substitutions.
Can I make this without rum?
Yes, you can make this recipe without rum. Just omit the rum and increase the amount of chocolate to 12 ounces. If you want to just swap out the rum for another alcohol-based beverage, just swap it 1:1 and do not change the chocolate component.
Do you need any special tools to make chocolate rum truffles?
No, you don't need any special tools to make this recipe. A simple bowl and spoon will do the trick. However, if you want to get fancy, you can use a food processor or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
What is the best way to coat these truffles?
There are many different ways that you can coat your truffles. You can roll them in cocoa powder (like the recipe describes), ground nuts, or shredded coconut. Or you can drizzle a design on them with melted chocolate.
I like to use a semi-sweet chocolate for dipping with a cocoa powder coat, but you can use any type of coating that you like. Sometimes, if I'm feeling awfully fancy, I will do the chocolate dip, then sprinkle with some crushed freeze-dried raspberry for a pop of color!
What is the best way to serve these truffles?
These truffles are best served at room temperature. I like to take them out of the fridge about 30 minutes before I plan on eating them. This way, they have a chance to soften up a bit and the flavors can really come through.
Tips for nailing your chocolate rum truffles
Here are a few tips for making the best chocolate rum truffles:
- Be sure to use good quality chocolate. This will make a big difference in the flavor of your truffles.
- If you are using a food processor or stand mixer, be careful not to over mix the chocolate mixture. Otherwise, your truffles will be tough.
- If you are having trouble shaping the truffles, place the mixture in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up. Then try again.
- Be careful not to over coat your truffles. Otherwise, the exterior will be hard to break through with your teeth and unpleasant to eat.
Tips for Storing Easy Chocolate Rum Truffles
These truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. I like to keep them in the fridge until just about 30 minutes before serving so that they are nice and firm when I bite into them. However, if you prefer your truffles to be a little softer, you can store them at room temperature. Just be sure to eat them within a few days.
I do not recommend freezing chocolate rum truffles as the chocolate can get a weird film on it that I find makes them look dingy or dirty.
Looking for More No-Bake Desserts?
If you love the idea of a no-bake dessert so your kitchen doesn't heat up unnecessarily, join the club! We will be adding more delicious ideas here soon, but for now, check out these favorites that are often on our dessert menu. Make sure you bookmark the recipes or print them out so you will have them on hand when you need an easy treat!
- ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter
- 9.3 oz (263g) semi sweet chocolate bars, melted
- ¼ cup (59ml) rum
- 14.1 oz (397g) semi sweet chocolate, melted
- ¼ cup (25g) cocoa powder
- In a large bowl cream the butter with an electric hand mixer until it is soft.
- Add the melted chocolate and mix until the ingredients are well combined.
- Add the rum and mix until the rum is fully incorporated.
- Place the mixture in the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes.
- Using an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, make 25 balls of the truffle mixture, working fast so that they don't melt in your hands as you work.
- Place the balls on a parchment paper covered baking sheet in the fridge chill for an hour.
- Melt the chocolate for the coating and stir until smooth.
- Cover each truffle with chocolate using a spoon then place them back on the parchment paper covered baking sheet.
- Add some cocoa powder on the top of each truffle.
- Place them in the fridge for 10 minutes for the chocolate to set then serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g