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.
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:
- Dark Chocolate Crepes with Berry Sauce
- Chocolate Velvet Mousse with Puff Pastry Hearts
- Brownie Pancakes with Berry Cream Sauce.
Some are bigger splurges than others!
- 3 ounces raisins (about ¼ cup)
- ¼ cup dark rum
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 12 ounces dark chocolate
- Chop the raisins, cutting each raisin into quarters. Place in a small bowl and add rum. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop out balls of the mixture using a small cookie scoop or two spoons and place on prepared baking sheet.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.