Saturday, December 17, 2011

Nicole’s Sinfully Good Rum Balls

Although this rum ball recipe contains less than ¼ c. of rum, these rum balls taste like you could stick in a straw and have a party. These are best made now, allowing time for the flavors to mellow and blend, in time for the holidays.
Nicole’s Sinfully Good Rum Balls:
½ c. chopped raisins
3 tbsp. dark rum or 3 tbsp. non-alcoholic rum-flavored extract
1 c. water
 2 - 1 oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 c. granulated sugar
2 c. vanilla wafer crumbs (65-to -70 vanilla wafers) or 2 c. graham wafer crumbs
¼ c. chocolate baking crumbs such as “Oreo” brand
½ c. chopped walnuts
Dash salt
1 c. chocolate shot
In a small bowl, combine raisins and rum; set aside. In a medium saucepan, boil water, chocolate, and sugar together 10 min. Cool to room temperature. Add crumbs, walnuts, salt, and rum-soaked raisins, mixing well. Chill dough for 1 hr. Working in small batches to keep dough cold, shape into balls about 1-in. in diameter. Roll in chocolate shot, refrigerating in air-tight container to store. Makes 18 rum balls. 

Chop raisins and soak in rum

Buzz vanilla wafers to a fine powder

Combine water, chocolate, and sugar

Boil 10 min.; cool 

Add remaining ingredients

Yo-ho-ho and a tot of rum!

Roll in chocolate shot

Store chilled and hide from thieving hands!
PS: Ron, this means YOU

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