Get into the festive spirit with a batch of these homemade rum truffles decorated by hand – they make great last-minute gifts
- Serves: 20 persons
- 200g milk chocolate
- 150g 70% dark chocolate
- 150ml double cream
- 30g salted butter cubed
- 3tbsp spiced rum
- chocolate vermicelli to decorate (you'll need about 1-2 tubes)
Step 1Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Set over a pan of simmering water and melt. Add the cream and butter to a small saucepan and bring to the boil, before stirring in the rum. Remove from the heat and pour into the chocolate. Whisk together until well combined, then allow to cool to room temperature. Place in the fridge for 1 hr to chill – you want the mix to have a spreadable consistency.
Step 2Remove from the fridge and using lightly greased, cold hands, roll into 20 balls. Sprinkle the vermicelli onto a plate then roll the balls all over to cover. Place on a lined baking tray and set in the fridge to chill for at least another 1-2 hrs.
Step 3To gift, place into decorative recyclable boxes lined with baking paper.