Rum & Raisin Truffles

The BEST EVER Rum & Raisin Truffles… rum infused raisins combined with a rich and creamy chocolate truffle filling make for a perfect little treat!

In the last few weeks I feel like I’ve hardly left my kitchen! The lead up to Christmas is always crazy (for everyone!!) and this year I’m on a huge homemade food gifts kick. I’ve had rocky road, fudge, Mint Slice balls and pretty much anything else you can think of coming out my ears!! And now I can add Rum & Raisin Truffles to that list too.

Rum & Raisin Truffles

These Rum and Raisin Truffles are very naughty and totally adults only. If it wasn’t for an unfortunate party a few years ago where rum and I decided that we really don’t like each other, I’m sure I would have scoffed the whole lot of these. One and I was done. Too many bad memories of feeling worse for wear the next day!!! Thankfully, the chocolate does balance out the taste of the rum beautifully (and you could always add more or less rum depending on your preference…. and any past experiences you may have also had!).

Rum & Raisin Truffles

How to make Rum & Raisin Truffles

To make the Rum & Raisin Truffles you simply simmer the raisins and rum in a saucepan for a couple of minutes and then set aside for 30 minutes to infuse. If you’re impatient me, then just pop them in the microwave for 30 second bursts 2-3 times. You’ll notice that the raisins will soak up most of the rum. Set aside. Meanwhile melt the chocolate and cream in the microwave and then stir through the rum and raisins. Pour the chocolate ganache mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave to firm up in the fridge for 3 hours and then roll into balls. Coat the truffles in chocolate sprinkles (or you could use sifted cocoa).

Rum & Raisin Truffles Rum and Raisin Truffles can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge. They make the best gifts… or are great for when you need to take a plate to a party.

Rum & Raisin Truffles

Rum & Raisin Truffles

Enjoy! xxRum & Raisin Truffles

 

Rum & Raisin Truffles

Rum & Raisin Truffles make the perfect homemade Christmas gift... or the perfect cheeky snack for yourself!
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Course: Christmas, Easter, Snacks
Cuisine: Christmas, Easter, No Bake, Party Food, Snacks
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles for coating

Instructions

  • Place the raisins and rum into a small saucepan and simmer for 2-3 minutes (alternatively pop the rum and raisins into the microwave for 2-3 X 30 second bursts.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavour to enhance.
  • You'll notice that most of the rum will have soaked up.
  • Meanwhile melt the chocolate and cream in the microwave on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • When the mixture has melted and is completely smooth, stir through the rum infused raisins.
  • Pour the chocolate ganache mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Leave to firm up in the fridge for 3 hours and then roll into heaped teaspoon sized balls.
  • Coat the truffles in chocolate sprinkles (or you could use sifted cocoa).
  • Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Rum & Raisin Truffles Thermomix Instructions:

1. Pop the rum and raisins into the microwave for 2-3 X 30 second bursts (alternatively you could heat them on 100 degrees, Reverse Speed soft for 2 minutes – but it’s probably easier to use the microwave).
2. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavour to enhance. You’ll notice that most of the rum will have soaked up.
3. Meanwhile grate the chocolate  in the TM for 10 seconds on Speed 8.
4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
5. Add the cream and melt for 2-3 minutes, 50 degrees, Speed 3.
6. Add the rum infused raisins and mix on Reverse Speed 2 for 10 seconds.
7. Pour the chocolate ganache mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
8. Leave to firm up in the fridge for 3 hours and then roll into heaped teaspoon sized balls.
9. Coat the truffles in chocolate sprinkles (or you could use sifted cocoa).
10. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Jessica @ Sweet Menu
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Yum! Aren’t homemade gifts the best at this time of the year! Loving your truffles.

Dannielle from Zamamabakes
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Lucy these truffles look delicious and not being a huge fan of Rum like yourself (or any other brown coloured spirits for that matter) I think I would actually be able to eat these. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee I’d say! xx

Jem @ Lost in Utensils
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I’m not a fan of rum either but I can always do rum and raisin chocolate goodies thank goddness haha!