Coconut Scented Rum Truffles

Coconut Rum Truffles

Well Sugar High Friday #25 is up on me! I decided that I would try my hand at something that I’m calling Coconut Scented Rum Truffles (for now) ;) I decided to make the filling with bittersweet chocolate, coconut cream and rum. The coating is semisweet chocolate. Half of the truffles were also sprinkled with light brown sugar for some disco-tastic sparkle.

Overall I’m happy with the end results but I want to continue tweaking the recipe. Once I’ve got that ‘A-ha’ feeling I’ll post the recipe. Until then, enjoy the pics ;)

Ok, so Johanna over at The Passionate Cook has twisted my arm!
Here is my recipe :) Please note that it is a work in progress :D I will update it with the final one once I’m pleased. Until then enjoy and feel free to make it your own! :D


Coconut Scented Rum Truffles

Ingredients:

6 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup coconut cream (sweetened) (add 1/4 cup sugar if unsweetened)
1 tbsp rum
4 oz semisweet chocolate
brown sugar for sprinkling

1. Chop bittersweet chocolate into small pieces, place into top of double boiler
2. Heat coconut cream and rum in small saucepan until bubbling
3. Pour over chocolate and stir.
4. Turn on heat under double boiler to medium
5. Stir until completely melted and glossy
6. Chill the mixture in the fridge for 4 hours until quite firm
7. Divide the mixture into 12 equal pieces, quickly rolling each into a ball

ready to roll

8. Chill the chocolate balls in the fridge for one more hour, or until they are firm again
9. Melt the remaining semisweet chocolate in top of double boiler
10. Using two forks, carefully dip the truffles into the melted chocolate
11. Place the truffles on a board covered with wax paper or foil.
12. Sprinkle half the truffles with brown sugar

13. Leave to set before removing, wrapping, or eating! :D

truffles

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  • http://mlaurels.blogspot.com Marsha

    Hi Nikki
    I dunno if you watch THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA with INa Garten. She made some of these as well. I thought they were too labor intensive for me to try (keeping an eye on the chocolate etc)lol. Great that you made these though! Do you share um or eat them all yourself? :)

  • http://mlaurels.blogspot.com Marsha

    Hi Nikki
    I dunno if you watch THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA with INa Garten. She made some of these as well. I thought they were too labor intensive for me to try (keeping an eye on the chocolate etc)lol. Great that you made these though! Do you share um or eat them all yourself? :)

  • http://www.thepassionatecook.com johanna

    how mean! these truffles look way too indulging for you not to publish the recipe! let me know when it’s up and I’ll add the link to the round-up… thanks for participating!

  • http://www.thepassionatecook.com johanna

    how mean! these truffles look way too indulging for you not to publish the recipe! let me know when it’s up and I’ll add the link to the round-up… thanks for participating!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    heheh ok ok you twisted my arm :D i’m so shy of sharing things in progress :) wasn’t meanness i promise! :P

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    heheh ok ok you twisted my arm :D i’m so shy of sharing things in progress :) wasn’t meanness i promise! :P

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    heheh ok ok you twisted my arm :D i’m so shy of sharing things in progress :) wasn’t meanness i promise! :P

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Hey Marsha :D I eat them :D Sometimes i share them with my dad desserts aren’t really big in my house … :( i saw barefoot contessa make them once (we barely get her here, the Food Network is not shown as its own channel). I bookmarked her recipe though :) They -are- pretty labour intensive but most of the time is spent rechilling the chocolate and rolling the balls (which is pretty messy :P) I just do them cos i like the results, lots of oooh and aaahs. and when you taste them they taste better than store bought, esp. if you use good ingredients :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Hey Marsha :D I eat them :D Sometimes i share them with my dad desserts aren’t really big in my house … :( i saw barefoot contessa make them once (we barely get her here, the Food Network is not shown as its own channel). I bookmarked her recipe though :) They -are- pretty labour intensive but most of the time is spent rechilling the chocolate and rolling the balls (which is pretty messy :P) I just do them cos i like the results, lots of oooh and aaahs. and when you taste them they taste better than store bought, esp. if you use good ingredients :D

  • http://www.jumboempanadas.blogspot.com Brilynn

    Those are so pretty, and mouthwatering… great idea!

  • http://www.jumboempanadas.blogspot.com Brilynn

    Those are so pretty, and mouthwatering… great idea!

  • http://amyspickles.wordpress.com Amy

    I love the sprinkling of sugar on the truffles. It makes them really lovely. I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes. They look fantastic. I find the black cake especially tempting. (It might have something to do with all that liquor!)

  • http://amyspickles.wordpress.com Amy

    I love the sprinkling of sugar on the truffles. It makes them really lovely. I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes. They look fantastic. I find the black cake especially tempting. (It might have something to do with all that liquor!)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    awww, thanks a ton Amy! :D Culinary lushes definitely need to unite ;)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    awww, thanks a ton Amy! :D Culinary lushes definitely need to unite ;)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Thanks Brilynn :D!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Thanks Brilynn :D!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Thanks Brilynn :D!

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    whoa — sarinalicious :) they sound extremely good. i’ll take truffles over “real” food, any day. great job! love the sugar coating. did you have the discoball going when you snapped the shot to capture the light spectrum bouncing off each granule? LOL.

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    whoa — sarinalicious :) they sound extremely good. i’ll take truffles over “real” food, any day. great job! love the sugar coating. did you have the discoball going when you snapped the shot to capture the light spectrum bouncing off each granule? LOL.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Haahaha :) you can almost hear the strings in the background ent? :D hahhaaha I was really happy at how the sparkles were captured. Those were made in a bout of insomnia at like 3 in the morning!!!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Haahaha :) you can almost hear the strings in the background ent? :D hahhaaha I was really happy at how the sparkles were captured. Those were made in a bout of insomnia at like 3 in the morning!!!