Nutty Chocolate Rum Truffles

Nutty Chocolate Rum Truffles

Nutty Chocolate Rum Truffles

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Serves

8 people

Chocolate Rum-flavored Truffles are a decadent candy sure to be a favorite at your holiday gatherings.

Why Try? A little goes a long way! With the size of these candies, just a few are needed to impress and make your gift stand out in the crowd.

Experiment with other flavorings using the wide variety now available in the spice aisle.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon rum or brandy flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
  • 6 ounces almonds, finely ground

Preparation

  • 1 Heat the whipping cream and butter together just to a simmer, then add chocolate. Remove from heat while chocolate melts. Add flavoring. Stir until glossy and pour into a chilled bowl. Set aside until firm.
  • 2 Once firm, use a small melon baller and scoop anache out. Roll by hand and set aside.
  • 3 Melt 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until melted; microwave additional seconds as needed. Drop each ball individually into chocolate, roll with a fork until coated, then use the fork to lift out and place into a bowl with the finely ground almonds. Roll around until coated, then lift out and place on parchment. Chill and keep refrigerated.

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