Rum Truffles

We work in an office park, with limited parking for every unit. As we rent two units alongside each other, we have a lot of parking available to us. This is for all the cars – the ones we drive and the ones Dave works on (racing cars!), as well as space for visitors and truck deliveries. Across the way from us is the Helderberg Gymnastic Connection. In the afternoons, mothers come to drop their kids off, and wait for them to finish their training sessions. The gym has limited parking, and despite the owner promising me he will tell the parents not to use our parking spaces, they continue to do so. I politely ask the mothers to please not make use of our parking in future, never once asking them to move out of my way. If one of us happens to return while they are there, we will park them in, as this is the only way we can get out of our cars and continue working. I must say that this is not met with great enthusiasm. But, the parking is clearly marked with our unit number and it is behind a double yellow line with a HUGE L for the loading zone painted onto the surface. Many a scuffle has been had between mother’s and us, trying to navigate their way out of our parking space. The other day, I seemed to do the exact same thing. I parked in a parking lot I have been using for over 12 years. On a Friday when I go to the centre it is empty but sometime in the last 6 months they added a sign saying tenants only. I did not notice the sign, and was treated so rudely by one of the tenants. He caused a huge fuss for absolutely no reason and I really would have not minded had he merely asked me to not park there in future, rather than rudely telling me to leave! Something that will cause a scuffle in your kitchen will be the rush to taste these rum truffles. I made these to fuss over my dad when he came to visit as his favourite tipple is Red Heart Rum.

Rum Truffles
Rum Truffles
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Rum Truffles

Use any alcohol you want, shape by hand, or pipe and enjoy!
Recipe Category: Sweets
Makes enough for: 1 batch truffles
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 100 mls cream
  • 125 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 35 g butter
  • 20 mls Rum
  • Cocoa powder for dusting


  • Place the cream into a sauce pan and scald over a medium temperature
  • Place the chocolate into a bowl
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir to mix
  • Once melted, add the butter
  • Stir to mix until the butter has melted
  • Whisk in the Rum
  • Place into the fridge if you want to hand shape your truffles
  • Or place into a piping bag with the nozzle of your choice if you prefer to pipe them
  • If piping, you can do this straight away and then leave the truffles in the fridge to set
  • if hand shaping, wait until you can mould the chocolate
  • Shape into balls and dust with cocoa powder
  • Leave in the fridge until you are ready to serve them

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24 thoughts on “Rum Truffles

  1. What a dram this parking units!!I like how the gym owner let you having to handle the mothers. On the one hand I can understand their point of view too. The cheeky one here is the gym owner, he should invest some the good money he makes out of the kids to make sure they are well served!

  2. Sounds like you guys have the same kinds of parking troubles we have here in Boston! It’s the worst. I’d rather sit at home and eat these truffles 🙂

  3. Sometimes people are very insensitive and I am under the impression that they lack education, I hope that rude person didn’t ruin your day! Also, your truffles look absolutely delicious, would love to enjoy some with tea.

  4. Oh, parking – one of the good things about where I work is it is not a problem – we might be in the middle of nowhere but at least there is plenty of parking:-)

  5. Oh wow – B oozy truffles! Yum! I bet people would let you park where ever you wanted if you had a sign on your car that said “Free Rum Truffles 4 parking”! 😉

  6. These rum balls look and sound dreamy! Parking in HK is a nightmare. Driving is even worse! I would need loads of these rum balls to get me through the stressful experience…

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