chai rum truffles

There’s nothing more celebratory than chocolate, and what could be more fitting for New Year’s Eve than sparkling chai rum 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
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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Chai Rum Truffles

Chai Rum Truffles


Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp dark rum
  • unsweetened cocoa

Topping

  • 4 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • silver and gold sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Whisk together heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg in a heavy saucepan. Bring just to a boil over high heat (remove from heat when cream begins to bubble). Place chopped semisweet chocolate in a medium bowl; strain cream through a fine mesh strainer over chocolate and whisk mixture until chocolate is melted and smooth. Whisk in rum. Cover and refrigerate mixture until completely chilled, at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly dust hands with cocoa; roll rounded teaspoons of the chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls. Place truffles on prepared baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. For the topping, combine chopped white chocolate, salt, and vegetable oil in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until glossy and smooth. Transfer white chocolate to a small piping bag and drizzle over truffles; top with sprinkles. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set chocolate. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 100

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25 Comments

  1. I love this Laura — I thought I’d cleaned up the kitchen for the last time until January, but I might just have to get out the chocolate one more time!

  2. You make the best stuff and more than that – everything is beautiful to look at too. I enjoy your photographs so much.

    I hope 2015 is a fantastic year for you.

  3. A wonderful Happy New Year to you Laura! I hope that it is a fantastic one full of delicious foods like this 😀

  4. Rum, chocolate and the warming spices of chai sound perfect for a New Year’s treat. The irresistible truffle bundles are tiny packages of holiday joy!

  5. So, so pretty! And I bet super delicious. What a lovely way to celebrate. Happiest of New Year’s to you Laura!

  6. Lovely truffles, Laura! The sprinkles are perfect to ring in the New Year with some sparkle and the flavor combination is divine! Thank you for sharing, my friend. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! xo

  7. These are the perfect bite-sized treats for New Year’s Eve!! Would love these with some bubbly!!! Happy New Year, Laura!!

  8. These would go so perfectly with champagne! Love the sparkles on top. Happy New Year!

  9. These truffles are so pretty! I love the spices you’ve incorporated into them as well. They sound really good. Happy New Year!

  10. Truffles and Champagne are a great combination. I’m sure your truffles are as good as they are beautiful. Happy New Year.