Rum Truffles are the festive treat that you need to make during the holiday season! Quick and easy with a delicious chocolate and rum combination they tick the after dinner box, the dessert box and the gift giving box. Chocolate rum truffles are no bake, not a lot of effort and seriously delicious!
🤍 Recipe Highlights
I have summarised everything that you will come to know and love (LOVE ❤) about the recipe in the points below:
- Homemade truffles: are a lot easier than you might think to make. We simply prep, combine, roll the mixture into balls, the pop in a bowl of sprinkles to decorate! 👍.
- No bake: these are the perfect easy no bake treat! There is no melting of chocolate, no oven baking and only a chill in the fridge time to get the balls rolling 😁😉.
- Simple ingredients: we only need 3 ingredients to make the truffles and the chocolate sprinkles are the 4th ingredient used to decorate.
- Gift giving idea: place the truffles into clear plastic bags or boxes with a pretty ribbon to give to loved ones who love chocolate. No one can ever have 'too much' homemade chocolate in December!! 😉🥰.
- Fun and creative: time in the kitchen can be very therapeutic! You will find your worries disappear when you have a rum truffle being rolled in the palm of your hands practically begging to be decorated!
The photo below is to show you everything you need to make the recipe. Please refer to the printable recipe card for specific ingredient measurements as well as detailed instructions.
As you can see the recipe calls for:
- Chocolate biscuits: we need plain (not chocolate covered) biscuits. These are the main ingredient in the recipe. I use 2 x packets of 'chocolate ripple biscuits'. However, you don't have to use the exact same brand or type as me. The measurement should however be the same, ie 500 grams/18 ounces.
- Sweetened condensed milk: this will be with the powered milks in the supermarket and comes in a tin. It is different to evaporated milk. The texture is thick and the taste is super sweet. It won't matter if you use full fat or reduced fat, both are fine to use! Most supermarkets from Walmart to Tesco, Aldi, Safeway, Coles and Woolies will stock this in a 396 gram - 400 gram tin. It is really 'same, same'. ie don't break a sweat if your tin indicates 400 grams (14 ounces 😉) and not '397 grams'.
- Rum: again the brand for this won't matter too much so you can use your favourite. We use enough to be able to taste the flavour, but not so much that the mixture will be too wet and soggy to roll into balls.
- Chocolate sprinkles: you will find these in the cooking section of the supermarket. They will be with the cake decorating products.
Here at the step by step instructions to make the recipe. We start by crushing the biscuits. You will need a food processor or if you don't have one, you can add them to a zip lock bag, seal and use the back of a wooden spoon to crush them.
- Blitz biscuits (Photo 1)
- Transfer to bowl (Photo 2)
- Add sweetened condensed milk (Photo 3)
- Add rum (Photo 4)
👩🍳 How to Make Rum Truffles
To make the rum truffles, start by adding the chocolate biscuits to the bowl of a food processor and blitz to a fine crumb. Next transfer the blitzed biscuit crumb into a large mixing bowl. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and rum then use a wooden spoon to stir and combine.
- Stir to combine the wet and dry ingredients (Photo 5)
Once the wet and dry ingredients have been combined, place the bowl into the fridge to chill for an hour. This helps to firm up the mixture so that it is easy to roll it into balls 👍😉.
- Portion, roll and decorate with sprinkles (Photo 6)
You will find it easiest to work one by one and portion, roll then decorate the balls and can set up a work station process for doing so like that shown in the photo above.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
These rum truffles are delicious on their own, paired with a glass of red or port.
They can be popped into a jar, decorated with Christmas wrapping paper and given as gifts. Or similarly packed into gift boxes and presented with a bright coloured ribbon as another idea 🎄🎄🎄.
👍 How to Guide
How to Store
Store the truffles in a sealed airtight container in the fridge.
They will last up to 10 days.
😉 Substitutions and Variations
Here are my sub ins and outs that you might be thinking about as you read the post and I will tell you if I think they will work or why they won't:
- If you don't have plain chocolate biscuits in stores where you live, you can use oreo biscuits instead.
- If you want to use imitation rum instead of alcoholic rum, you can. However, it is more likely that the quantity needed is around the 1 teaspoon mark. Often the essence bottle will have a guide on the side of it, so read this and follow as required.
- If you would like to add more colour to the recipe, you can use multi coloured sprinkles or red and green festive sprinkles.
- Cocoa powder is an alternative to sprinkles. If you want to use that to decorate them instead, you can 👍😘.
- Coconut is another alternative decorating idea. Simply pour it into a small bowl and work 1 by 1 to coat the truffles, rolling them around to ensure an even coverage.
- Crushed nuts also work as a decorating idea, they also add great texture and a pop of a contrasting colour.
💡 Tasty Tips
Here are my top tips and tricks that I want to share with you so that you master the recipe from the get go:
- When making the biscuit crumb for decorating, blitz until the biscuits are a fine crumb.
- Chilling the mixture in the fridge is necessary to firm it up and ensure that it will roll into balls and not be too wet or sticky.
- A mini cookie scoop is super handy to use to portion the wet mixture. This will ensure that each truffle is the same size also 👍😉.
- When decorating the truffles you can either hold the bowl and move it around to coat, or use your fingers to hold the individual truffle and roll it around in the sprinkles.
🤓 Frequently Asked Questions
What are rum truffles made of?
Rum truffles are made from crushed chocolate biscuits, sweetened condensed milk and rum. They are then rolled in sprinkles to decorate.
Can Rum truffles get you drunk?
There is only a small quantity of rum in the truffles and that is then divided across the 24 balls. So if only consuming a small amount of truffles, it is highly likely that you would get drunk.
Is there alcohol in rum truffles?
Yes, there is alcohol in rum truffles. Some substitutions for a non alcoholic version are to use imitation (flavoured) non alcoholic rum or orange juice.
😍 More Easy Chocolate Recipes
If you love using chocolate in the kitchen in all of the creative and fun ways you can, then I have a feeling that these recipes will also be right up your alley 🥰😘:
- Chocolate Orange Truffles
- Microwave Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding
- Cherry Ripe Balls
- Marshmallow Chocolates
- Lemon Cheesecake Bliss Balls
- Christmas Chocolates
- Cranberry Chocolates
- Microwave Chocolate Fudge
- White Chocolate Oreo Balls
- Christmas Chocolates
You can also find all of my chocolate recipes in the one spot 👍😁.
- 1 Food processor to blitz the biscuits
- 1 Large mixing bowl to combine the wet and dry ingredients
- 1 Wooden spoon to stir and combine the wet and dry ingredients
- 1 Cookie scoop to portion the wet mixture
- 1 Small bowl to add the sprinkles to for decorating
- 500 grams/18 oz chocolate biscuits
- 397 grams/14 oz sweetened condensed milk Note 2
- 1 cup chocolate sprinkles
- ¼ cup rum
- Blitz the biscuits: add chocolate biscuits to the bowl of the food processor. Blitz for 15 to 20 seconds till they form a fine crumb.
- Combine: transfer the biscuit crumb to a large mixing bowl. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and then the rum. Use a wooden spoon to stir and combine.
- Chill: place the mixing bowl into the fridge for 1 hour to chill.
- Portion and roll: remove the mixing bowl from the fridge, use a mini cookie scoop to portion and roll into balls. Working 1 by 1, drop each rolled truffle into the chocolate sprinkles and roll around to coat.
- Serve and enjoy: store the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
- Note 1 - Chocolate biscuits: these are plain chocolate biscuits with no sugar or chocolate coating.
- Note 2 - Sweetened condensed milk: this is 1 standard tin.
- Note 3 - Rum: you can use imitation rum flavour if you like. If doing so, read the instructions on the bottle, as you will likely need closer to 1 teaspoon.
- Note 4 - Chocolate sprinkles: you will find these in the cooking aisle with the cake decorating supplies. There is usually 2 types, one being a smaller size and the other larger sprinkles. I use the larger sprinkles type.