Thursday, May 12, 2011

Rum Balls

The other day I had a chocolate craving and made these little things, and not only are these little suckers delicious but they are no bake. These are very similar to Swedish Chocolate balls but with no coconut and instead filled with rum and covered in chocolate. There are many versions to this type of ball. My version is based on oatmeal. But I have seen them based on finely crushed vanilla wafers or other cookies. Also some folks add syrup but I like the butter version. Delicious treat any time of the year and they are very easy and quick to make – once you cool these and then dip them in chocolate, the chocolate cools instantly and they are ready to get eaten.

Rum Balls

Yields: 12 | Prep: 20 minutes | Cooling: 1 hour

1 ¼ cup (3 dl) oatmeal
6 tbsp (1 dl) confection sugar
3 tbsp dark rum
2 tbsp cacao powder
3 1/2 tbsp (50 g) butter melted
1.7 oz (50g) dark chocolate
Sprinkles for decor

Using a food processor grind the oatmeal to a fine grain. Then add the confection sugar, cocoa power, butter, and rum. Mix well. Then roll into small balls, about 1/2 tbsp size, and put them into the freezer for about 1 hour. After one hour remove the balls from the freezer and melt the chocolate in the microwave by heating it for 15 seconds at a time and stirring in between. Once it starts melting just keep stirring until it is all melted. Then dip each ball into the chocolate and put on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with sprinkles. Sprinkle right away as the chocolate hardens quickly since the balls are frozen.

Once you have done all of them they are ready to eat – they will keep well in the freezer.

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16 Responses to “Rum Balls”

  1. 1

    vanillasugarblog — May 12, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    love everything about these lil gems!

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    sonia — May 12, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    Hi There, The balls are looking absolutely delightful. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

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    carolinaheartstrings — May 12, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    That is the perfect recipe. Chocolate and no bake with a little rum thrown in. Yeah boy!

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    Dan — May 12, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    Loooooove these. Been one of my favourites since I was a kid.

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    Barbara | VinoLuciStyle — May 12, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    They look beautiful; reminding me of something I make for the holidays and now wondering why I limit it to only then? Yum.

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    Splendid Willow — May 12, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    Oh no!!! I am trying to lose pounds my friend…. But this I will have to try! Oh my…
    (And they will all disappear in 20 second… All 20 of them…)

    Warm hugs to you,


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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — May 12, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    Oh my, those look good. Can I pretend they are healthy since they have oatmeal in them, lol.

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    Privet and Holly — May 13, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    These not only sound
    amazing, they seem
    easy to put together….
    And how impressive to
    bring as a hostess gift : ) !!
    xx Suzanne

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    Magic of Spice — May 13, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    I love rum balls…this is a great recipe 🙂

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — May 17, 2011 @ 5:22 am

    oh, these sound delightful! 🙂

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    Maria — May 17, 2011 @ 5:48 am

    what a great treat!

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    Megan — June 7, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    I’ve made port balls but never rum balls. I’ll have to give these a try!

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    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — August 15, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    I made 2 half batches today using Kahlua and Malibu, they were divine! Im planning on making them again soon using Baileys and a dark rum too, perfect for the cocktail party we will be hosting at the end of this month 🙂 Great recipe, thank you!

    • Delishhh replied: — August 16th, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

      Sasha, I am so glad you like these. I make them all the time during the holiday season. I have to try different flavors just like you did. You might have to tell me which one is your favorite and then i will try that :). Thanks for stopping by.

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