These white chocolate rum truffles are easy to make, pretty to look at and that little bit of rum kicks it up a notch!
Here’s an easy recipe that’s also fun to make. These white chocolate truffles are decadent and fully of creamy chocolate flavor. Plus, they’re a pretty home made gift idea, perfect for a friends birthday or a holiday hostess gift.
White Chocolate Rum Truffles
This recipe makes 8 truffles so you might want to make two (or three) batches. Because you know, you’re going to HAVE to try them, right?
Or, whip up a batch of these Amaretto Filled Chocolates and serve both at your party or mix together in a pretty box for a friend.
Ready to get started?
- white chocolate baking chips
- cream cheese
- vanilla extract
- nutmeg or cinnamon, for dusting
White Chocolate Rum Truffles – Directions
Measure out 2 cups of white chocolate chips and set them aside for using later. In a medium bowl, melt the remaining 1 ½ cups of white chips, stirring the chips until smooth. Set this aside for a moment.
NOTE: See the tips at the bottom of this article for melting white chocolate. It is BEST to not melt it in the microwave!
Now in a separate bowl, mix the softened butter and softened cream cheese well together. Add the rum and vanilla and mix till smooth.
Take the melted chocolate chips and gently mix together with the butter cream cheese mixture until smooth and well mixed.
Cover the bowl and let the mixture cool in fridge for about 1 hour.
Chill in fridge for 2 hours until firm.
Dipping White Chocolate Rum Truffles
Melt the remaining chips together with the shortening and mix well. Dip the truffles making sure each truffle is coated entirely.
Dust with nutmeg, cocoa powder or cinnamon and cool in the fridge to set.
Top tip: Use two spoons for dipping the individual truffles. See the photo above, one spoon holds the truffle and the other is able to add the coating if needed.
You can also roll the truffles in shredded coconut to cover.
Truffle Questions and White Truffle Rum Chocolates Variations:
Can I use butter instead of shortening for coating the truffle?
A lot of people would rather not use shortening in their baking, but when it comes to making truffles, there’s a good reason for its use.
Shortening helps to coat the entire truffle more easily. It also gives a pretty sheen to the finished product.
What happens to white chocolate when it’s melted too fast?
It’s really important to melt white chocolate slowly and on as low a heat as possible. If white chocolate is melted at too high a temperature, it can seize, meaning that it can turn grainy. Or lumpy. Or both.
What is the safest way to melt white chocolate so it doesn’t seize?
The absolute best way to melt white chocolate is slowly on a very low temperature. Consider melting it in a bowl sitting over a pan of simmering water and stir constantly.
Can I melt white chocolate in the microwave?
You can melt the chocolate in the microwave, but it’s not suggested for the above reasons! You are taking your chances, but if you must, melt it on as low a temperature as possible and for short spurts. Remove and stir.
Can I use melting chocolate?
Yes you can use either melting chocolate, chocolate chips or chocolate wafers for this truffle recipe.
Can I use dark chocolate to make these truffles?
You can use any kind of chocolate, including dark, milk or white chocolate.
- Melt 1 ½ cups white chips, stir until smooth
- Mix butter and cream cheese then add rum and vanilla
- Mix in melted white chips
- Cover and cool in fridge for 1 hour
- Remove from fridge. Shape into balls, place on wax paper line plate and chill in fridge for 2 hours
- Melt remaining chips with shortening
- Dip truffles into melted chips and then dust with nutmeg
- Cool in fridge to set
The best way to melt the white chocolate is slowly on a very low temperature. Consider melting it in a bowl sitting over a pan of warm water.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g