Naomi Robinson

Chocolate Rum Truffles

I’m a firm believer that the holidays are a time for enjoying family, friends and yearly traditions. They most certainly are not meant to be marked by sale dates or panicked moments of trying to find a parking spot to only be greeted by an overcrowded mall.

Truthfully, I’m not a huge shopper, period. I don’t navigate well through crowds, so Amazon Prime is always one of my best yearly investments. I can easily shop by “clicks” while waiting between cookie sheets or while I wait for truffles like this Chocolate Rum Truffle to set.

You want to know what I love best about truffles? I like their simplicity, their elegance, their ease of preparation and delivery. I know cookie swaps are traditional and popular, but I’d like to lobby for the start of something new—truffle swaps.

 

Since they are so easy to make, establish your base then go crazy by mixing and matching flavors with spirits or liqueurs. For this truffle I used rum, but if rum is not your thing, try bourbon, scotch or go fruity with cassis, or step up the chocolate flavor with some Godiva liqueur.

Want it non-alcoholic? No problem, just leave it out all together. But say you have kitchen hands like I do-which means you like finishing touches. By that I mean embellish: you can dip, roll, pipe or cover your truffle in crushed nuts, crushed cookies, crush candy—there are so many options, so have fun.  It’s almost impossible to ruin a truffle.

 

For this holiday season, I had fun with some edible gold glitter as a finishing touch. Talk about easy elegance—these truffles can proudly stand on their own as the star of any holiday dessert table.

The best thing about these dressy truffles they will save me a trip to the mall as I will also be packaging these up for holiday gifts. Now all I have to do is convince my friends to trade out this year’s cookie swap for a truffle swap. Get the full recipe here.

*The edible gold glitter is from CK products found here and the gold liners are Wilton’s candy cups found here .*

9 Responses to “ Chocolate Rum Truffles ”

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  2. Where did you get the gold lustre dust?

  3. Danielle- The edible gold glitter can be found on Amazon. The brand I recommend is CK products.

  4. Pretttty sure I love you. I just found you on Friday, and then today I check back a there’s a rum truffle recipe! I was trying to think of something to get my husband for Christmas (going low-budget this year), and he has TONS of rum (his favorite thing!), so he definitely won’t miss 3 teaspoons worth. This is amazing. I don’t drink, and never have, so I won’t be tasting the finished product, so I guess I definitely have to invest in some gold dust so I can eat with my eyes! Thanks for posting this!

  5. Naomi!! This looks so beautiful!!

  6. Wow, what beautiful presentation and composition seen throughout these photos! Thank you so much for the love and caring attention you show to the craft.

  7. Random question…does the edible glitter come off on your fingers? Because they are for the hubby, and he is glitter-phobic. Lol.

    Thanks! :)

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  9. The glitter is NOT edible!!!

    Disco dust is PLASTIC CRAFT GLITTER!!! It is NOT for use on any food–ever. Doesn’t matter that it’s non toxic–it’s PLASTIC and we don’t feed plastic to people.

    Edible glitter is made from gum arabic, sanding sugar, or gelatin.