Holiday Rum Balls

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“A proper rum ball should be a fire hazard. I hope you give these a try on your holiday dessert table!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 20 chocolate rum balls

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Directions

  1. Place crumbled brownies in a bowl. Pour rum over brownies, let soak for 1 minute; stir until mixture forms a paste-like consistency.
  2. Using a 1-inch sorbet scoop or melon baller, scoop out balls of chocolate-rum mixture and transfer each to the plate lined with plastic wrap. Place the plate with chocolate balls in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until firm enough to roll. Remove from freezer, roll each into a smooth ball; return plate to freezer.
  3. Melt 3 ounces chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Remove from heat. Add remaining 1 ounce chocolate; stir until chocolate is melted and combined.
  4. Remove chocolate balls from freezer; place one ball in melted chocolate and gently move around with a fork to coat completely. Transfer to baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. Repeat for remaining chocolate balls.
  5. Dust chocolate rum balls with cocoa powder and serve.

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Reviews (18)

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MLSMITH1260
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MLSMITH1260

Looks like a terrific recipe. My problem is that there are never stale brownies around in our house!

max
19

max

I put wayyyy toooo much alcohol.... I had to use cognac instead of rum because that's what I had. It really knocked me on my .... . I guess this dessert was more difficult than I expected it to be because things just didn't seem to go right. Used powdered sugar instead of cocoa powder - it balanced out the alcohol. I will probably not make this again for a while though it was quite good. Ridiculously indulgent though.

scootersandi
10

scootersandi

I got addicted to these the first time I made them! I used 8oz. of Chef John's chocolate chili cookies - took from freezer & let them dry out for a couple hours after crumbling up. They tasted fantastic! The raisins & chocolate chips really added to the flavor, and I'm craving them ever since. I'm making more now (same way) but will use brownies next time - which I will bake & dry out especially for these. (I bet any cookie or cake would work). I hope I'm not making the Chef mad - I swear I'll actually follow the recipe soon!! LOVE Chef John, his videos & recipes!! Thank you SO much!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (20 total)

  • Calories
  • 87 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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