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Perfect rum ball recipe for Christmas 2013

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Rum balls are a truffle-like confection of sweet, closely packed balls flavored by chocolate and rum. They are approximately the size of a golf ball and frequently coated in chocolate sprinkles, dried coconut, or even cocoa.

To keep the integrity of the rum flavor, they are not baked. Rum balls have been a holiday favorite for generations. They are able to be made u 3-4 days in advance of your party if you need to store them beforehand.

Rum Balls

Makes 36 to 42 balls


  • ½ cup dark rum
  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1-cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups toasted, finely chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup


Combine the chocolate wafer crumbs, sugar, half of the almonds, the cocoa powder, maple syrup and rum (to taste) in a mixing bowl to form a well-blended, firm dough.

Place the remaining nuts in a bowl.

Roll the dough into 36 to 42 balls (depending on how big you'd like them to be), then roll them in the nuts to coat evenly. Store in an airtight container.

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