Coconut Rum Truffles

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  • Total Time: 0 hrs 23 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 0 hrs 20 mins
  • Makes: 24 servings

These rum delicacies are an adult dessert! They are surprisingly simple—though messy—to make and perfect for prepare-ahead entertaining. To give as a gift, pack each in paper candy cups, then place in a pretty tin.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract Org. 2 oz.
  • 3 teaspoons butter
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut, divided

Directions

    1. In a small, heavy saucepan (or double boiler), melt butter and chocolate together until smooth. Remove from heat.

    2. Add rum, cream, egg yolk, sugar, almond extract, and 1/2 cup of the coconut. Whisk until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

    3. Roll into one-inch balls, then roll the balls in the remaining 1 cup coconut. Set on waxed paper to harden. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or in the freezer for up to one month.

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