December 21, 2015

Chocolate Rum Balls

Chocolate Rum Balls are 5-ingredient, no-bake, sweet treats made with velvety melted chocolate and spiced rum.

Chocolate Rum Balls are 5-ingredient, no-bake, sweet treats made with velvety melted chocolate and spiced rum.

I am slightly obsessed with sweet snacks that can be made without heating up the oven.  No-bake desserts are amazing, don't you think?  Usually so simple to make, too!

I have lots of no-bake treats on the blog, and the majority of them are in the form of cute little balls shape.  They are the perfect little portion to avoid over-indulging!

Check out some of what I'm talking about here:

Oreo Cookie Balls
Chocolate Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Bites
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bites
Coconut Fudge Balls
Hemp Seed Super Balls

Awesome, right?!  I'm always coming up with new combos for sweet little bites of deliciousness.




Chocolate Rum Balls are 5-ingredient, no-bake, sweet treats made with velvety melted chocolate and spiced rum.

I decided to make these decadent little Chocolate Rum Balls when we came to the end of a bottle of spiced rum.  With Christmas right around the corner, I decided to use the last few glugs of rum in a Christmasy dessert!

These are a great addition to any cookie platter and can be customized with holiday sprinkles, your fave chopped nut, or my personal favorite, simple powdered sugar.  There's just the perfect little bit of rum flavor, not too overpowering, that gets better as these rest in the fridge for a few days.

Make them for yourself, or split them up to give as last minute holiday gifts for friends and neighbors!


Chocolate Rum Balls

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Yield: 12 rum balls

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • 2 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • powdered sugar, sprinkles, or chopped nuts for rolling

Instructions
  1. Combine the chocolate chips, spiced rum, and maple syrup in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until chocolate chips are completely melted.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, chocolate mixture, and optional chopped nuts.  Refrigerate until firm and chilled.
  3. Roll the chocolate mixture with your hands into 1-inch balls.  Immediately roll the chocolate rum balls in powdered sugar, chopped nuts, or sprinkles.  Store, covered, in the refrigerator for  at least 24 hours before serving to let the flavors blend.  

Notes
  • These get better with age!  I found them to be tastiest after sitting in the fridge for 3 days.  Store in the refrigerator.

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