Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles

Sidewalk Shoes Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles

Okay, who got the donna hay magazine iPad app like I told you to? Great!  Put your hands down, and go find the Dec-Jan 2014 issue.  Got it?  Look at the four options she has for quick fix truffles:  Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles, Amaretti Cranberry and Clementine Truffles, Date Raisin and Hazelnut Liqueur Truffles, and Madeira Cake Cherry and White Chocolate Truffles.

Sidewalk Shoes Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles

I’m pretty sure you’re going to want to make them all, because after you try just one, you’re hooked.  I started out with the dark chocolate and rum ones.  Why?  Um…dark chocolate…rum…?  I’m there! 

These were so good and so easy!  She calls for 10 ounces of fruitcake, I couldn’t really find any fruitcake, so I subbed a cranberry walnut bread.  Not a toasting bread, but one that had a rich moist consistency like a banana bread.  It was perfect!  These are really rich and one truffle is oh-so-satisfying!

Dark Chocolate and Rum Truffles (from Donna Hay)

  • 300g (about 10 oz) store-bought dark fruit cake
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 200g (about 7.5 ounces) dark chocolate melted
  • 200 g (about 7.5 ounces) dark chocolate melted for dipping
  • cocoa for dusting

Place the fruit cake (or whatever kind you use) and run in a food processor and process to combine.  Place the mixture in a bowl with the melted chocolate and mix to combine.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until just set (don’t go any longer because the chocolate hardens and it would be difficult to shape the balls).  Using 2 forks, dip the truffles into the extra melted chocolate and place on a lightly greased wired rack over a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.  Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.  Dust with cocoa to serve.  Makes 20.


This will be my entry for I Heart Cooking Clubs – Donna Hay!

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  1. says

    Agreed! Dark chocolate and rum are a perfect combination. I like that there are so many cake possibilities to go with that rum and dark chocolate!

  2. says

    Where is Pam the Rebel this week :) Truffles are the most decadent and wonderful treats ever. Love that these actually have fruitcake/cranberry bread in them. That’s definitely unique.

  3. says

    Rum and chocolate is always a welcome pair at any Christmas gathering, right? I would say so, and these look like they would fly off the treat trays in no time!

  4. says

    You’re right – I would like to make all of those, but chocolate and rum seems like a good place to start.

    Actually the Christmas cake I made this year was a bit ordinary, so I think the remains of it might be headed for some of these truffles.