Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Rum Truffles

How to make rum truffles:
A truly indulgent chocolate candy sweet which can easily be made at home. Great with after dinner coffee.


1 1/2 cups (approx. 9ozs) broken dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
2 tablespoons cold strong black coffee
2 tablespoons dark rum
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
chocolate vermicelli
icing/confectioner's sugar
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Put 1 cup of the chocolate into a basin with the coffee.
- Place over a pan of hot water.
- Do not let the water boil or allow the bottom of the basin to touch the water.
- Let the chocolate melt.
- Stir.
- Remove from the heat and keep stirring until the chocolate begins to cool.
- Gradually stir in the butter in small pieces and then the rum.
- Chill the mixture for about 1 hour.
- Dust a board and your hands with icing sugar and roll the mixture into about 25 truffles.
- Melt the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate in a basin over a pan.
- Put the chocolate vermicelli onto a plate.
- Put a truffle onto a fork and dip into the melted chocolate.
- Roll in the vermicelli.
- Repeat for each truffle.
- Put on a sheet of greaseproof paper to dry.