Today, I continue our Jingle Bells holiday series with a delicious and easy holiday truffle recipe! I make these cinnamon rum truffles every year, usually twice as they never last to Christmas in our little cottage. The main ingredient, you guessed it, is milk and plain (semi-sweet) chocolate.
Easy holiday truffle recipe
Use the best quality you can possibly find as the truffles really center around the chocolate flavor. For a holiday kick, I added a splash of rum and ground cinnamon, which round out the rich aroma of the chocolate.
The other ingredients include cream and some sort of fat. The truffles can be prepared with butter, cocoa butter, or coconut oil, depending on what you prefer and have at hand. I have also included a few flavor variations, and once you have the recipe down, you can experiment even more.
Before getting into this super easy holiday truffle recipe, I have a confession to make: I don’t like chocolate. At all. When choosing desserts or a treat, I always go for something citrus-flavoured (my fave: creamy lemon squares), fruit-related (don’t miss my blueberry streusel bars) or caramel-drenched (e.g. this yum caramel popcorn) but never once chocolate.
As seemingly all the bloggers love chocolate, you probably thinking: Wut?! How can this lassie blog when she doesn’t like chocolate, a Christmas truffle recipe to crown it all?
Well, let me explain. My sister Irena and my husband, however, do love chocolate, passionately that is, in all forms and servings. So they constantly beg and nag me to whip up something chocolatey. Their insistence on chocolate-loaded desserts has led me to create my chocolate mousse tart, chocolate chip brownies and homemade chocolate doughnuts.
Gifting homemade holiday truffles
But whether you share my feelings towards chocolate, these quick holiday truffles are an absolute must-try and will be much loved by any foodie and chocolate connoisseur. This easy Christmas treat is an excellent homemade food gift and stocking filler.
If you need gifts for a big lot, simply double the recipe. You can package the cinnamon rum truffles in mason jars, small apothecary jars, or cellophane bags. We will share plenty of free printable packing ideas over the next weeks, so stay tuned for that and check out our collection of homemade edible gifts for more inspiration.
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