A unique chocolate served with immense style. Cunesi are rum and chocolate truffles, each massaged until it's as smooth as silk. A single cunesi just barely fits in your mouth. The chocolate pops and cracks and the rum seeps through the flavor, down your throat like molten lava.
Who can resist the sweet toasted sugar notes and soothing alcohol kick of a high quality rum This is one for those partial to a top shelf tipple. Our rum truffles contain an ample snifter of rum in a smooth caramel cream truffle, sealed in our velvety 40% milk chocolate.
We only ever use premium spirits that are just as good consumed on their own as they are in our chocolate creations. These rum chocolate truffles are no different. We use St Lucian rum, distilled just down the road from our Rabot Estate plantation where we grow some of our own cacao beans. With unmistakable Carribean roots to these chocolates, just one taste will transport you to the tropical sunshine.
I know this time of year it is all about the cookies. Nothing wrong with that, cookies are great but making truffles is really easy to do and make a great addition to your holiday platters! So when I was asked to create a recipe using Diplomatico Rum and spices from Simply Organic, I was eager to give it a try.
Oooh yum!! I have had rum balls in the past that would knock you out. Now I kind of wish I had the recipe, LOL. These truffles look delicious Deb, and I want to get my hands on that rum. It looks quite impressive!
The combination of silky coconut milk, rich dark chocolate, gooey dates and aged rum means these truffles are the ultimate chocolate treat. They are also ideal to make in advance as you can store them in the fridge for up to two weeks.
If you love the combination of sweet and silky chocolate truffles with a slight kick of rum, you definitely have to try our chocolate rum truffles recipe. These dark chocolate truffles melt in your mouth and leave you with a subtle taste of delicious rum.
FORM TRUFFLE BALLS: Using a scoop or a melon baller, scoop a tablespoon of the firm chocolate ganache. Then roll the ganache between your hands to form round balls. Place the formed truffles onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Put the truffle balls back into the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes longer.
TIP: Melting wafers. Melting wafers need to be heated slowly and stirred frequently. Stop heating when there are just a few small chunks of chocolate left in the mixture. Then stir until they melt completely.You can reheat the melting wafers if the mixture becomes too thick while dipping the truffles. Do not get any water in the melting wafers or they will seize up.
DECORATE: Transfer the remaining melted chocolate into a small ziploc bag or piping bag. Snip off the corner of the bag and drizzle melted chocolate over the tops of the set truffles. Sprinkle with gold sprinkles.
Freeze: Try freezing your rum truffles in a single layer first (on a plate or cutting board). As soon as they are solid you can transfer them to a freezer safe container or bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Use parchment or freezer paper if needed between layers to keep them from sticking together.
Rum Truffles are the festive treat that you need to make during the holiday season! Quick and easy with a delicious chocolate and rum combination they tick the after dinner box, the dessert box and the gift giving box. Chocolate rum truffles are no bake, not a lot of effort and seriously delicious!
To make the rum truffles, start by adding the chocolate biscuits to the bowl of a food processor and blitz to a fine crumb. Next transfer the blitzed biscuit crumb into a large mixing bowl. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and rum then use a wooden spoon to stir and combine.
The best thing about these rum balls is that they are vegan-friendly and dairy-free friendly and of course no-bake too! My sister made these truffles following this recipe, but used vegan products to make it dairy free and vegan. And they came out perfectly!
If you love cookie truffles, then you will LOVE these Bourbon Gingerbread Truffles too. Deliciously spiced gingerbread truffles, spiked with bourbon and coated in chocolate! Plus there are Vegan and GF options too.
Hi DeborahI usually make the balls before refrigerating the rum balls (I let it cool at room temperature). The chocolate in the mix will harden in the fridge and make it harder to roll into balls.I also allow the rolled truffles to come to room temperature before dipping them in chocolate to prevent cracking in the chocolate shell.Hope that helps.
Dini,I cannot stop drooling looking at these truffles. I have to make these! Thank you for the recipe.They look gorgeous too. Would be great to give as gifts but very hard to part with them:)
These truffles are based on a rum truffle recipe I used to make and eat as a child. Often we would visit Mellors, a local bakery, and pick a cake. My favourite was a rum truffle and I can remember it being the size of my fist. Of course I now know that rum truffles are a cheeky way of using up leftover cake.
This is such a simple, no-bake recipe. It can be adapted in many different ways to incorporate different themes and flavourings. I find rum flavouring works better than real rum in these truffles. The rum flavouring can be sometimes be a bit difficult to find (Silver Spoon do one) so when I spot it I buy it. 59ce067264