Tested till perfect Really Good Rum Balls
Really Good Rum Balls
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Really Good Rum Balls

There are rum ball recipes galore, but none better than this one.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2004

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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  • Portion size 36


  • 1 cup 1cupicing sugar
  • 1 cup 1cupground almonds
  • 3 oz 3ozbittersweet chocolate, grated
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupdark rum
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchocolate sprinkles
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Line trays with waxed paper; set aside.

In large bowl, whisk icing sugar, almonds and bittersweet chocolate. Stir in 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the rum and vanilla until solid moist mass; press together. Chill until firm enough to roll, about 15 minutes.

Roll by rounded teaspoonfuls (5 mL) into balls, moistening and wiping hands with damp cloth as needed. Place on prepared trays.

Pour remaining rum into shallow bowl. Pour chocolate shot (the sprinkles) into separate shallow bowl. Roll balls in rum then in chocolate, pressing lightly to adhere. Let dry on tray, 1 hour. Refrigerate until firm. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional Information Per ball: about

cal 57 pro 1g total fat 3g sat. fat 1g
carb 6g fibre 1g chol 0mg sodium 1mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 2 folate 1
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