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Nutty Chocolate Rum Truffles


  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon rum or brandy flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
  • 6 ounces almonds, finely ground

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes



Chocolate Rum-flavored Truffles are a decadent candy sure to be a favorite at your holiday gatherings.

Why Try? A little goes a long way! With the size of these candies, just a few are needed to impress and make your gift stand out in the crowd.

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  1. Heat the whipping cream and butter together just to a simmer, then add chocolate. Remove from heat while chocolate melts. Add flavoring. Stir until glossy and pour into a chilled bowl. Set aside until firm.
  2. Once firm, use a small melon baller and scoop anache out. Roll by hand and set aside.
  3. Melt 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until melted; microwave additional seconds as needed. Drop each ball individually into chocolate, roll with a fork until coated, then use the fork to lift out and place into a bowl with the finely ground almonds. Roll around until coated, then lift out and place on parchment. Chill and keep refrigerated.

Nutritional Information

Calories 514, Carbohydrates 36g, Cholesterol 35mg, Fat 40g, Fat Calories 361, Fiber 2g, Protein 5g, Saturated Fat 22g, Sodium 62mg. Daily Values: Calcium 58.58mg 6%, Phos 110.48mg 11%, Copper 0.22mg 11%, Zinc 0.66mg 4%, Panto 0.1mg 1%, Biotin 13.73mcg 4577%, Iodine 1.35mcg 1%, Magnesium 57.83mg 14%, Iron 0.7mg 4%, Vitamin B6 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Vitamin B12 1%, Vitamin D 2%, Vit E-a-Toco 21%, Vitamin A 8%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.