Coconut Rum Truffles

Coconut Rum Truffles 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Coconut Rum Truffles 150

Just a bite of these truffles sweeps you away to tropical flavours. For simple rum truffles, omit the coating and roll the centres in cocoa powder. Use good-quality chocolate, such as Lindt or Callebaut.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2008

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken
  • 2 gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 2 milk chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons amber rum
Coating:
  • 1 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 8 oz quality 70% bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
Garnish:
  • 36 small pieces crystallized ginger

Method

Place milk and bittersweet chocolates in heatproof bowl. In saucepan, heat cream with butter until butter melts and bubbles form around edge; pour over chocolate, whisking until smooth. Whisk in rum. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.

Using melon baller or teaspoon, drop by heaping 1 tsp (5 mL) onto 2 waxed paper-lined baking sheets to make 36 pieces. Gently roll each to round off. Refrigerate until hard, about 1 hour. Reroll to smooth edges; refrigerate. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Coating:
Meanwhile, on baking sheet, toast coconut in 300°F (150°C) oven, stirring often, until golden and fragrant, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to shallow dish and let cool.

In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt bittersweet chocolate, stirring until smooth.

Using candy dipping fork or 2 forks, dip each truffle centre into chocolate, tapping fork on edge of bowl to remove excess. Roll in coconut.

Return to waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until coating is hardened, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 15 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 97.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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