Rum Raisin Truffles with Dark Chocolate

I don’t know about your Valentine, but mine adores the combination of rum and raisins. I think these rich and creamy Rum Raisin Truffles will be very popular in my house next week.

Rum Raisin Truffles

As you know, I don’t believe any foods are completely off-limits for people with diabetes. Everything in moderation. Having said that, these truffles are a treat to be enjoyed only occasionally. The bad news is that at 99 calories and 11g carb per truffle, your meal plan probably won’t allow you to enjoy more than one as a Valentine’s Day treat. The good news is that each dark chocolate rum raisin truffle is so rich and decadent, you won’t want more than one anyway.

Valentine’s Day Splurges

If you decide to splurge on something chocolatey for the holiday, these rum raisin truffles are one way to do it. Other ways include:

Some are bigger splurges than others!

Rum Raisin Truffles with Dark Chocolate
 
Raisins, rum, and dark chocolate make a rich, decadent truffle. Start the day before you want the truffles ready.
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Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces raisins (about ¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup dark rum
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate
Instructions
DAY 1
  1. Chop the raisins, cutting each raisin into quarters. Place in a small bowl and add rum. Set aside.
  2. Fill a pot about ⅓ full of water and bring it to a simmer. Place a heat-proof bowl (like stainless steel) over the pot and add cream to it. Heat until warm, but not boiling.
  3. Turn off heat and add butter and chocolate to cream. Stir until chocolate melts. (Remove bowl from top of pot if that makes it easier to stir.)
  4. Add rum-raisin mixture to chocolate and stir well. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of the chocolate and leave at room temperature at least 6 hours (or overnight).

DAY 2
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scoop out balls of the mixture using a small cookie scoop or two spoons and place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
Notes
Using a small cookie scoop (affiliate link) will make forming the truffles easier.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 truffle Calories: 99 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 11g Sugar: 8g Sodium: 2mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 8mg

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