chai rum truffles

December 27, 2014

in Candy

There’s nothing more celebratory than chocolate, and what could be more fitting for New Year’s Eve than sparkling chocolate truffles? If you’ve never made truffles at home, now is the time – simple to make and even more satisfying to devour, these rich bites are a perfect indulgence.

Chai Rum Truffles | Tutti Dolci

An infusion of chai spices and dark rum gives the truffles a luxuriously sophisticated flavor. Drizzled with white chocolate and finished with sparkling sprinkles, all that’s left is to chill the champagne!

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