These gorgeous creamy chocolate rum truffles are perfect enjoyed as a decadent small treat. Wrap them in cellophane and a ribbon and give them as homemade gifts for Christmas and birthdays.
- 200 g dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 150 ml thickened cream
- 20 g butter
- 1 tbsp rum
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
Place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Combine cream and butter in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until almost boiling.
Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Set aside 2 mins, then stir until smooth. Mix in rum. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight or until firm.
Line an oven tray with baking paper. Place cocoa in a shallow bowl.
Using a melon baller or a spoon, scoop teaspoons of mixture and shape into balls using the palms of your hands. Toss in cocoa to coat. Arrange on tray and chill until ready to serve.