These delicious Brownie truffles | Rum Balls are chewy on the inside with a chocolate coating on the outside. The best part is the flavor of rum in brownies. If you don’t want alcohol, use fruit juice.
Its a tradition which has been going on for few years. Two types of truffles are made every year for the Christmas get-together at our place. One with rum and other with fruit juice, for kids and people who don’t have alcohol. What I also do is keep rum balls away from all other desserts and put a tag saying Rum Ball – Contains Alcohol. Just trying to play safe.
Friends who love the flavor of rum adores it, and sometimes people who don’t consume alcohol like it too.
The best part of these rum balls are, it’s easy to put together, and you can use that leftover brownie which happens to remain every time you buy it or make it and when it’s not enough ooey gooey anymore turn them into rum balls.
I am telling you, that you are going to love it. It is also ideal for gifting.
To make brownie truffles, all you have to do is crumble brownies in a bowl. I used 14 bite-sized brownies.
Then, add rum and mash it to a paste.
After that, scoop the mixture with a cookie scooper or two spoons onto a sheet lined with a plastic wrap. Place it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes till it is no longer sticky to touch.
If you place it for a longer time, it will become hard, and you will be unable to roll it. If that happens, leave it outside for few minutes until it is softer to roll.
Then, take it out of the freezer and roll it into smooth balls. Place it back in the fridge till you get the melted chocolate ready.
Meanwhile, place a cup of chocolate chips on a double boiler. Mix it till the chips almost melt. Take it off the steam and smooth the chocolate well.
To melt the chocolate in a double boiler, Pour water in a saucepan halfway through and let it simmer. Add chocolate chips in a bowl and place it over the simmering water making sure that the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
Finally, put the brownie balls in the chocolate, coat it well with a spoon.
Transfer it onto a plastic wrap gently with another spoon or fork. The chocolate will harden. Cut the messy base of the chocolate with a sharp knife.
Once the chocolate hardens, drizzle some melted chocolate over the truffles.
If you like easy recipes then try this No bake eggless chocolate pudding and rum rock with heavy cream.
- 10 Oz 300 grams Brownies
- 1/8 cup rum Alcohol substitute - Fruit Juice
- 1 cup 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips or 70 % dark chocolate bar
Crumble brownies in a bowl. Add rum and mash it to a paste.
Scoop the mixture with a cookie scooper or two spoons into a sheet lined with a plastic wrap. Place it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes till its no longer sticky to touch. (If you place it for a long time it will become hard and you will be unable to roll it).
Take it out of the freezer and roll it into smooth balls. Place it back in the freezer.
Meanwhile, place a cup of chocolate chips in a double boiler. Mix it till the chips almost melt. Take it off the steam and smooth the chocolate well. (To melt the chocolate in a double boiler, Pour water in a saucepan halfway through and let it simmer. Add chocolate chips in a bowl and place it over the simmering water making sure that the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl).
Put the brownie balls in the chocolate, coat it well with a spoon. Transfer it onto a plastic wrap gently with another spoon or fork. The chocolate will harden.
Once the chocolate hardens drizzle some melted chocolate over the truffles.
If you don't want alcohol, use fruit juice. In that case, you will have to store the truffles in the refrigerator. Leave it out at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.
I used 14 pieces of bite-sized brownies
For chocolate drizzle: You can use the leftover melted chocolate, darker chocolate or add dark cocoa to the leftover chocolate.
For serving or gifting you can place each truffle in mini cupcake liners.
How far in advance can you make these
Teena Agnel says
Hey Stephanie…I have made these 2-3 days in advance…but then I would store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator….Also its a good idea to let it come to room temperature before serving…I let it sit on the counter for at least an hour.
After I made them all into perfectly shaped balls i realized I accidently doubled the amount of rum. Will they be okay or should I just start all over?
Teena Agnel says
That should be fine…Some people like the extra boost :)…Taste it and if you find it a little too strong, make another batch with less alcohol and serve both the batches.
What type/ brand of rum is typically used?
Teena Agnel says
Hi Nicole…I generally use Captain Morgan Black rum or spice rum.
These look awesome! And so easy. Can’t wait to try this!
Teena Agnel says
Thank you Vin :)..Its definitely worth a try.