A holiday treat for the grownups this year... Rum Balls! - #HFTHBlogHop
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A holiday treat for the grownups this year... Rum Balls! - #HFTHBlogHop

Get the holiday party started with this simple Rum Balls recipe! No-bake treats that are sweet and tasty... a special something for the grown-ups! These are great for Christmas, but don't forget to make them ahead!


I have no idea why I first made rum balls. I would assume it was a request from Matt's co-workers, although I have to say that after actually eating these I now know they probably weren't workplace appropriate! Ha! No wonder his co-workers requested them! Nothing like a couple rum balls to make a day behind a desk more bearable. Anyhow, this recipe is simple and festive. Just don't let the kiddos lick the spoon. And if you have never made rum balls, the instruction to leave them in a sealed container for a week is legit. You could eat them right away but they will knock your socks off!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed chocolate creme wafers (waffle cookies as my sister calls them)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Place chocolate chips into a microwave-safe medium bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and then continue to heat at 20 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Stir in sugar and corn syrup. Blend in rum. Add crushed vanilla wafers and chopped nuts. Mix until evenly distributed. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Roll the chilled chocolate mixture into bite-size balls. Roll balls in a mixture of ground nuts and confectioner's sugar, or just plain confectioner's sugar. Store in a covered container for a week before serving to blend the flavors.
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7 comments

  1. Yum! I think these sound fantastic. I'm sure my husband's co-workers would love them too!

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  2. I love no bake anything, and I've never had rum balls but I'm sure they're amazing!!

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  3. Love! I'm making peppermint balls today, going to have to add these to our baking list!

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  4. Out of all the holiday parties and cookie exchanges I've been to I've never had a rum ball!! They seem so easy and must be delicious!!! I'll have to try them out this season! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  5. I can't ! I would get wasted so quickly ;)

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