Fruitcake Rum Balls

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These holiday-themed rum balls have all the same flavours of classic fruitcake, but don't require the time-consuming baking, soaking and wrapping.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups ground almonds
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup vanilla wafer cookie crumbs about 1 cup whole cookies
  • 1/4 cup each finely chopped red and green glacé cherries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped candied mixed peel
  • 30 g marzipan torn in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup dark rum

Method

In small bowl, mix 1 tbsp of the ground almonds with icing sugar. Set aside.

In separate bowl, stir together remaining ground almonds, the cookie crumbs, cherries, mixed peel and marzipan. Stir in rum; press into dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.

Roll by rounded 1 tsp into balls. Arrange on waxed or parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate or freeze for up to 1 month.) Roll balls in icing sugar mixture, pressing gently to adhere.

Nutritional facts per piece: about

  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 36.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Potassium 22 mg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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