Chocolate raisin truffles

These easy truffles are filled with all the goodness of rum-soaked raisins and covered in caramelized walnuts! What better way to start off the holiday season!

Chocolate raisin truffles

If you have nut allergies or guests who do, these truffles can also be covered in cocoa powder, or for a unique touch, make the caramel without the nuts and allow to cool on a buttered piece of aluminum foil. The caramel can be cut into small pieces and ground in a food processor just as you would have done with the caramelized nuts, but without worries for those with nut allergies!

Chocolate raisin truffles

Makes about 24 truffles


  • 250 grams butter
  • 250 grams finely-chopped chocolate
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla



Soak raisins in 1/4 cup rum for 2 hours.

Chocolate raisin truffles


Drain rum and pulse raisins in a food processor until it forms a paste.


Finely chop or grate the chocolate.

Chocolate raisin truffles


In a saucepan, melt the butter until fully melted, add the finely chopped chocolate. Gently stir the mixture until all the chocolate has melted and it is smooth. Stir in rum and raisin paste. Pour the ganache into a deep container. Put in refrigerator overnight to solidify.

Chocolate raisin truffles


Heat the sugar over moderate heat, keeping an eye on it.


Once the caramel starts browning at the edges, begin to drag the sugar towards towards the center to prevent any burnt spots.

Chocolate raisin truffles


When all the sugar has liquified, add rum (optional), butter and vanilla. Be careful as the caramel will splatter. Stir in the nuts. Turn out onto a greased piece of aluminum foil. Allow to cool completely.

Chocolate raisin truffles


Chop nuts or grind in a food processor until finely chopped.

Chocolate raisin truffles


Allow ganache to come to room temperature. Using a teaspoon or melon baller, scoop up room-temperature ganache.


With gloved hands, roll the balls between your palms to round them off.

Chocolate raisin truffles


Roll in chopped nuts or caramel as desired.

Chocolate raisin truffles

More recipe ideas

Orange raisin scones
Whole wheat cinnamon raisin bread
Oatmeal raisin cookies


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