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Chocolate Rum Balls II

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Shannon Dudley
Recipe by  Shannon Dudley

“Soft fudge-like rum balls that the whole family will love!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 dozen

Directions

  1. In the microwave or in a bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  2. Process the almonds in a food processor. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, instant coffee and rum. Blend in the melted chocolate. If dough is too soft to form balls, chill for 1 hour.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in the chocolate sprinkles. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until serving time.

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REBEKAH
22

REBEKAH

I found that by putting the mixture in the fridge and leaving it overnight - it made it a lot easier to roll........Also when I ran out of Chocolate sprinkles I rolled the remaining dough in Cocoa powder.

Jessica S.
21

Jessica S.

I found these while looking for a gluten-free version of my Xmas favorite rum balls. They are super rich, but not too sweet; much more like fudge than like the traditional Nilla-wafer-based rum ball cookies. After reading LARABER's review, I decided to forgo the jimmies and used General Foods International Suisse Mocha flavored coffee powder to roll them in instead, which worked really well. I think the sugar in it helps compensate for the bitterness of the chocolate. I also had the same experience where the mixture was much too runny to make into balls. I added about half a cup more powdered sugar (maybe even more), which seemed to help. Also, it wasn't cold enough after an hour in the fridge, but three hours was plenty. Finally, I used amaretto for half the batch and rum for the other half. Both tasted awesome. :-)

LARABER
18

LARABER

These were very hard to roll, even after an hour in the fridge. The dough was overly soft and not easy to work with. Also ran out of jimmies, I was not thinking about how many I'd need, but maybe the recipe should say "several bottles of chocolate jimmie sprinkles". I rolled the rest in finely chopped walnuts, and that was OK.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 67 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 6.7 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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