That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Caramel Filled Chocolate Rum Truffles

Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles

Home » 900+ Best Dessert Recipes » Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles Jump To Recipe

These Chocolate Truffles have a sweet surprise in the center: soft vanilla caramel! An unforgettable holiday treat! These are absolutely delicious!

Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles

Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are one of the easiest candies to make. No candy thermometer. No stirring of molten sugar. All that’s involved is melting chocolate with cream and flavoring it to your heart’s desire. I added some premium Diplomatico Rum and Frontier Spice Vanilla along with a slosh of coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor. My twist this year was to make some soft caramels and form the truffles around the chewy nuggets – Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles

Fill Your Truffles with Vanilla Caramel

If you’re new to candy making, the caramel filling could be a bit daunting. The ingredients are simple, but it takes a little finesse. Heating the mixture too fast will lead to burnt caramel and a hard to clean pan. Make sure to have an accurate candy thermometer and pull the mixture off the heat at exactly 240º. Any higher and your centers will be too hard to bite through. You shouldn’t need dental work after eating a chocolate bon bon. It’s best to make a full batch of these soft caramels, and you’ll have plenty of leftovers to wrap and enjoy along with the portion you’ll need to fill your truffles. These Chocolate Truffles will be decadent even without the filling, if you don’t have time to fiddle with the extra steps.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles

Tips for Making Caramels:

  • Be patient. Hurrying will inevitably leave you with burnt caramel.
  • Use a heavy saucepan for even heating
  • Use a good quality candy thermometer. If you’re concerned about accuracy, check the temperature of boiling water. It should be 212º F or 100ºC.

Caramel Filled ChocolateTruffles

Quality Ingredients

The chocolate, the rum, the vanilla used in these Chocolate Truffles should all be top notch. It’s especially crucial when the ingredient list is short. This is not the time to skimp on bargain-basement ingredients. I recommend Diplomatico Premium Rum, an award winning, aged liquor with cocoa, caramel and coffee nuances. It played well with these luscious chocolate bonbons. Simply Organic’s Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract was also heavenly…exotic and perfect to pair with the rum and coffee flavors. I hope you’ll add truffles, whether filled with caramel or not, to your holiday sweets list.


Love this recipe? Please consider rating it in the comments below. You can also follow me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Rum Truffles

Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles #BoozyTruffles

Silky smooth truffles with the option of a caramel filling

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 30+ truffles 1x
  • Category: Candy


  • For Caramels:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For truffles:
  • 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoons rum (Diplomatico preferred)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon good vanilla extract (Frontier Spice’s Simply Organic brand preferred)
  • Good quality cocoa powder


  1. Make caramels. Line 9×9-inch pan with non-stick foil; set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients except vanilla in large heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Continue cooking, 25-30 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 240-244°. Do not hurry this process along; it will take at least 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely.
  5. Place chopped chocolate in a heat-proof mixing bowl.
  6. Heat the cream in a microwave safe Pyrex measuring cup until very hot (just shy of boiling). Pour the cream through a sieve into the bowl with chocolate. Let it for a few minutes, then whisk cream and chocolates together until the chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in the rum, coffee, and vanilla. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.
  7. Cut 1/2 teaspoon pieces of caramel and form into balls (make about 30 to start). Scoop out 2 teaspoons of chocolate mixture and form a ball around each caramel ball. (Roll between your two palms—your hands will get messy!). Repeat until all chocolate is used. You will have leftover caramel (cut into squares, wrap in wax paper and store in refrigerator or freezer).
  8. Roll truffles in cocoa powder and store in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving so caramel centers have time to soften.


If your chocolate does not set up (I made these in the winter and this was not necessary), you may need to chill the ganache so you can roll the truffles into balls.

Disclosure: Diplomatico Rum and Frontier Spice supplied me with a gift card and ingredients to make these Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles. I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Diplomatico Rum or Frontier Spice.

Note: This post may contain affiliate links; view my Disclosure Policy for details. I earn a small percentage from any purchase you make by clicking on these links at no extra cost to you.

52 comments on “Caramel Filled Chocolate Truffles”

  1. Wow, that’s a very special treat indeed! I wouldn’t mind if Santa left a few of them under my tree:@)

  2. They look absolutely perfectly made. And the alcohol must add so much to their flavor!

  3. Adore your fun shots, Liz. These look so tempting and like Lynn says, bet Sandra would appreciate being left these this year…

  4. ohmagoshhhhhhh! I love how high quality all these ingredients are and mmmmm caramel filled trufflesssss

  5. I love the idea of caramel inside a chocolate truffle! What a perfect combination. I think I would eat these as quickly as I could make them.

  6. I’m so bad at making caramels and I’m not patient with that, but you totally make that sounds so simple. Love truffle, especially boozy ones.

  7. Damn delicious sweet bites!!!
    this is worth to served on christmast dinner table…

  8. OMG Liz!!! boozy truffles, you are a genius!

  9. These boozy truffles filled with caramel look beyond scrumptious. They also make a great holiday food present! Pinned!!!

  10. Oh my. I want to lick my computer screen!

  11. Hi Liz, I almost bought truffles today, thank goodness I did not, now I can make my own. These look delicious!

  12. Truffles with rum! Please say you’ll mail me some! This is a recipe I need to try!

  13. I couldn’t trust myself making these truffles, Liz. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a truffle I didn’t love! Of course the caramel center doesn’t help matters any, lol…

    Thanks for sharing, Liz…A perfect gift if I did get past eating them all:)

  14. Mmmm, chocolate & caramel – divine! I’m making truffles next week, but probably just plain ones cut into cubes. Last time I made hand rolled ones the weather was against me – it was 35C outside and not a lot cooler in my un-airconditioned kitchen. Made rolling soft chocolate VERY challenging.

  15. i have never made my truffles with a caramel filling. Why oh why have I not done that! It looks amazing!

  16. These are my kind of truffles, I love that caramel filling!

  17. Truffles filled with caramels sound terrific and you have made them to perfection.

  18. They looks like heaven ! I have never made truffles with a caramel filling, I should have this idea before ! It looks so good and they are perfect for a gift Christmas !

  19. A box of your truffles would make the perfect Christmas gift. Your truffles look so gourmet and soooo good. Glad I can make the sweets sans caramels if time seems to be slipping away =)

  20. These are a perfect holiday treat and you’ve made them so beautifully. Mine always look lumpy and obviously hand made. 🙂

  21. Oh these look so good! I love truffles, but I bet they are even more delicious when stuffed with caramel. A lovely homemade treat!

  22. Gorgeous treats & love those rum fillings, Liz! Happy holidays, dear! xoxo

  23. Oh YES!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Liz! I’m going to make this for my husband this year. He loves truffles and he loves rum!

  24. Three cheers to boozy truffles!! I love that you filled these with caramel! Double decadence!

  25. They must be heavenly with caramel filling!

  26. I love the styling of your pics, Liz! The one with your teeth marks in the truffle made me smile and giggle.

  27. Liz my dear, these truffles are perfection! Spotted them on Instagram so clicking over for a closer look was paramount. I love the small batch caramel for the filling, and the introduction to these new-to-me products. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinned!

  28. These look melt in your mouth AMAZING.

  29. I loooove truffles, and then you go and put caramel in them – mind blown! I want a whole batch.

  30. Aaah. Caramels inside of the truffles! And your caramel recipe doesn’t include caramelizing straight up sugar. Love it! 🙂

  31. I agree, truffles are so easy to make!! I love that you added some caramel to this – I bet these truffles are unforgettable!! I’ll have to try this myself (I haven’t made any advanced truffles like this yet 😉 )

  32. Liz – these are absolutely stunning. Yes, stunning and well, just maybe, I should try making truffles but – confession time – my baked goods never turn out pretty. I just know that stuffing them will not be in my future, but plain truffles…maybe that should be my 2015 challenge. Easy delicious dairy free truffles….mhhhh?!

  33. Totally loving that these have caramel inside!

  34. Oh. My. Goodness! You took all of my favorite things and rolled them into a truffle. Well done, Liz!

  35. I love that you filled these chocolate rum truffles with caramel, they look absolutely stunning!

  36. Caramel filled rum truffles….OMG! You’re totally speaking my language.

  37. I love caramel so much! It’s literally one of the best things ever! I am totally making these!

  38. Love these! Love them and even more for the liqueur in the chocolate and the caramel filling. The perfect holiday treat!!

  39. Decadent.

  40. Lizzy,
    Your desserts are to die for. Of course I need to make these as soon as possible.

  41. Truffles… I could eat that whole bowl full. **rubbing my belly** 🙂

  42. These seem like a heavenly treat!!

  43. I tried making these caramels, but they got burnt. I think it’s because I got confused on the directions. After the butter and sugars come to a boil, am I supposed to continue cooking at the medium heat or on low? I feel like it’s supposed to be on low, but you didn’t specify. Any clarifications?

    • If yours burned, I’d turn the flame down slightly. You want the caramel to continue to boil without too drastic of a change in the temperature. I wouldn’t go to low, but maybe the low side of medium would be best on your cooktop. Caramel can be very finicky, but well worth the effort when you’re successful! Good luck, Jennifer!

  44. Just tried your recipe. Followed it to a T. The chocolate never set up. Disappointed.

    • Hmmm…this chocolate to cream ratio is the standard for truffles so I don’t know what could have happened. Did you chill the mixture? Was your kitchen warm? I made mine in the winter, so maybe a short stint in the fridge would have helped.

  45. I love desserts! This caramelfilled chocolate rum truffles look absolutely fantastic. Beautiful photos, too. I look forward to trying this.

  46. Absolutely love your creative idea with caramel filled chocolate rum truffles! Never seen something like this! Definitely I will try to make it too! Thx for sharing! Happy Independence Day!

  47. Hey there, I’m a huge fan of truffles! These caramel filled chocolate rum truffles look way awesome!

  48. These caramel filled chocolate rum truffles are so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely! Thx for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.