Choco-Rum Balls

    2 days 30 min

    These chocolately sweets are the perfect after dinner treat. They are flavoured with rum and dotted with chopped nuts. They also make fantastic food gifts.

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    Makes: 4 dozen

    • 340g vanilla biscuits, crushed
    • 175g chopped nuts
    • 90g icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
    • 125ml light rum
    • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 8 tablespoons icing sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:2days resting  ›  Ready in:2days30min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine biscuit crumbs, chopped nuts, 90g icing sugar and cocoa. Mix in rum and golden syrup. Shape mixture into 2.5cm balls; roll in icing sugar.
    2. Store rum balls in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days to develop flavour. Roll them again in icing sugar before serving.

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    I get such RAVE reviews when I make these. The only changes I make is that I use Malibu Rum instead of regular's what I have on hand and personally I prefer it because the flavor is much more mild and I'm not a big rum fan. I definately feel this is a recipe that you should ALWAYS DOUBLE as they will disappear quickly. And they really do get better after a few days...they just don't normally last that long! haha I wouldn't suggest trying to crush the ingredients with anything other than a food processor. It just gives you a totally different type of cookie. I most like these when the cookies and nuts are ground to an almost powder consistancy. That way you taste the 'cookie' not the 'ingredients' if that makes sense to you.  -  03 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were the hit of every party I took them to! - so delicious! Only thing I do different is toss them in granulated sugar rather than confection - the sparkles look nicer.  -  28 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are awesome!! I made them last year and they were a hit! I use Bacardi Vanilla flavored rum instead of plain rum and it gives it a little something extra, and this year I will triple the recipe, due to the high demand!! I also throw the nuts and cookies in the food processor to make sure they are ground up finely.  -  22 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)