Rum Balls

Rum and Glue Balls

Cait and I made these last year for her contribution to our annual potluck extravaganza.  The recipe is a little fuzzy, because we decided to ignore what we were told.  And we also decided to take a shot of rum for every step we did in the recipe.  It’s all kind of a blur.

Rum and Glue Balls
Me and the Captain.

Start with your dry ingredients. First we used a food processor to grind up about 1 1/2 to 2 cups blanched almonds. Cait had to climb up on the counter again to get the processor down. Her kitchen requires acrobatics.

Rum and Glue Balls

You could use 1 1/2 to 2 cups almond meal for convenience’s sake.

Rum and Glue Balls

Rum and Glue Balls

Whisk together with about 2 cups icing sugar.

Rum and Glue Balls

Take a shot.

Rum and Glue Balls

In a haze, melt about 8oz chocolate in a double boiler or heatproof bowl set over a pot of barely simmering water.

Rum and Glue Balls

While you wait, take pictures of whatever dogs are handy. I swear that it was Ruby who kept moving, not me.

Rum and Glue Balls

Let the chocolate cool a bit, and then add to it about 2/3 cup dark rum — you could use spiced if you like — and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Give ‘er a stir.

Rum and Glue Balls

Pour the rummy chocolate into your icing sugar/almond mix and whisk thoroughly.

Rum and Glue Balls

Chuck that in the fridge for a few minutes to solidify a bit.

Rum and Glue Balls

Take a scoop of this goodness and roll it in your hands to form a ball.

Rum and Glue Balls

Set each completed ball on a sheet of waxed paper.

Rum and Glue Balls

Dip each finished ball into more rum, then roll in chocolate sprinkles.

Rum and Glue Balls

Set the finished balls on the waxed paper to dry, then seal in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Rum and Glue Balls

Now that is one tasty indulgence.

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

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