The flavours of Rum and Chocolate complement one another to near perfection. As such it is natural that there are many different recipes involving these two ingredients. Everyone loves easy to make yet tasty recipes, and these Rum and Chocolate truffles fall exactly into that category. With simple recipes, the better the quality of ingredients used, the better the final outcome will be.
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp rum
315 gr dark chocolate
4 tbsp butter chilled and diced
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup cacao powder
In a small saucepan heat the heavy cream and rum until warm to touch, but not boiling. Remove from heat.
Stir in chopped dark chocolate and butter, and stir until smooth. Stir in brown sugar and whisk until combined.
Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
Once cool and solid, using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, portion the ganache into 30g portions. Roll the balls between your hands and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. This process can get a little messy.
Next, pour the cacao powder into a small bowl and dip and roll the truffles in the coating.
These truffles keep best in the refrigerator. Remove from fridge until ready to serve.