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Deliciously simple yet stunning amaretti, rum and pistachio truffles with a choice of various toppings and a decadent flavour!


Truffles are one of the most indulgent treats you can buy, some places can charge a lot of money for them, yet they’re so easy to make at home! Also, they’re incredibly fun to make yourself – homemade goods always have that extra special touch. They are one of the types of treat that you can swap and change and create so many hundreds of types, exactly what you prefer, or exactly what your friend loves as a present maybe!

I adore going into a chocolatiers and seeing the mounds of chocolates they have on offer, and all the truffles. It makes me want to try them all to see what I can experiment with next – even carrot cake truffles! These are a type I learnt when I was away in Devon yet I have adapted and changed the recipe to suit my families taste.

Amaretti, rum and pistachio truffles

Amaretti, pistachio and rum together is a great combination as you have a chocolatey, slightly boozy truffle with the added texture of the amaretti biscuits and pistachios – they feel so decadent when you eat them! On one hand you want to savour them but on the other hand (which is always me) you cant get enough and must try all the toppings and before you know it, I’m making another batch!


You can change how you decorate them but I have tried to show that you can do whatever you want really and they will still look super good and classy, no matter what! These truffles will still taste incredible whatever you put on the top!

I like to keep things simple with my truffle decoration as the filling is the hero for me! I coat mine in dark chocolate, drizzle a little milk chocolate on the top and then add a little crunch of either crushed nuts or some more of the crushed amaretti biscuits. As always, you can change the decoration however you wish – maybe add some freeze dried raspberries as a topping or even some chopped dried fruit would be delicious!

Tips and tricks!

This recipe makes a large amount of truffles so you can easily half all of the ingredients to make less! I tend to make a full batch as they go down so well at family gatherings or when my friends visit – I’ve never had a reason to make a smaller batch! If this flavour isn’t quite for you, I have loads of others on my website such as peppermint truffles or red velvet truffles which are insanely good!

These guys will keep for 2 weeks and I personally keep mine in the fridge once made as I love a cold truffle straight from the fridge. They can also be frozen! This has been a handy trick for lots of people as this amaretti, rum and pistachio truffle recipe has been so popular for wedding favours!

I use a melon baller to keep my truffles the same size and consistent – they always come out the perfect size as you don’t want a truffle that is too big. Slightly smaller makes the flavour more potent in my opinion! I also use a truffle tool kit to ‘dunk’ my truffles which helps with mess and consistency massively! Had fun with this recipe – enjoy!

Amaretti, Pistachio and Rum Truffles!

Deliciously simple yet stunning truffles with a choice of various toppings and a decadent flavour - people will be hard pushed to know if they are homemade or professionally made!
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Category: Sweets
Type: Truffles
Keyword: amaretti, Pistachio, Rum
Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Setting and Decorating Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 25 truffles
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 325 g milk chocolate
  • 120 ml double cream
  • 30 ml dark rum
  • 100 g amaretti biscuits crushed
  • Salt
  • 50 g pistachios chopped


  • 50 g milk chocolate
  • 300 g dark chocolate
  • Crushed nuts almonds and pistachios work well
  • Crushed amaretti biscuits


  • Pour the double cream into a pan and heat until boiling, don't boil it for too long though - you can turn the heat off once it has boiled
  • Add the milk chocolate and mix until the chocolate has melted
  • Add the unsalted butter and do the same and then add the dark rum
  • If any of the ingredients haven't completely melted, you can gently heat the pan again, but ts important not to heat the mixture too harshly because it might split it or ruin the texture
  • Add the crushed amaretti biscuits and chopped pistachios and salt and mix
  • Pour into a container and refrigerate until set (minimum 1 hour, preferably overnight)
  • Once set form into balls - for example, either use a melon baller, a cookie cutter or even just a spoon and your hands (be careful... you might get messy) and refrigerate/freeze again if the mixture has gone a bit soft.
  • Whilst they are hardening you can melt the other chocolates you are using to decorate either over a bain-marie or in the microwave
  • Simply coat the truffles in the chocolates you desire and sprinkle on a little something extra and leave to set!
  • ENJOY!


  • I find it easier to use a melon baller to shape the truffles as it can often make them just the right size - and also consistent.
  • I also find that if you use some scrunched up tin foil or some polystyrene and get some cocktail sticks, you can stick each of the truffles into the a stick, coat it in the chocolate and leave it in the polystyrene to drip off any excess chocolate and it saves you getting too messy!
  • If the melted chocolate is very hot and fresh, it might just melt the truffle mixture a bit so be careful!)
  • They make a delightful little gift for anyone - little jars make the perfect container for the truffles!


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  1. Clare on December 16, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Hello, could i use amaretti liqueur instead of rum ?

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 16, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Yeah I’m sure that would be lovely!

  2. Helen Bray on November 1, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Can these be frozen?

  3. Rakhee on September 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Hi! I wanted to make these as wedding favours for a friend, how long will they keep for once made?

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      I usually say two weeks as the cream is heated so makes it safe to store for longer! If its hot though, keep them in the fridge till the wedding day x

  4. silvia oterino eroles on May 23, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Hello from Barcelona! Do you temper chocolate so that they keep better?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 23, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      I don’t personally bother for simple homemade truffles.

  5. cynthiamvoss on January 21, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    These look delicious and fun to make! Can you recommend what type of chocolate to start with? Is it a bar or those little discs that are made for melting down? (Or something else?)

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 21, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much!! Well i use chocolate discs as you say because i bought a bulk bag – but it would with anything really, as long as its of a decent quality 🙂 i used 33.6% milk chocolate, but you could just use a branded bar for example 🙂

    • cynthiamvoss on January 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Sounds good, thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 22, 2015 at 8:32 am

      It’s okay!! Let me know how they go 🙂

  6. jonnyd2509 on January 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    The pictures are incredible. Great work!

    • janespatisserie on January 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you!! I’m only an amateur photographer trying my best! Haha 🙂

    • Elliekate on May 18, 2020 at 9:43 am

      Hi, what else would I be able to use instead of pistachios?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 18, 2020 at 11:09 am

      You could use any sort of nut or biscuit!

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