These little chocolate balls infused with rum are a holiday classic. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than to eat chocolate and get drunk on rum all in one bite. The recipe below belongs to my friend, Theresa, and she says the longer they marinate the more tasty and potent they become. So to experience the full effect of the rum balls, you should definitely make them way in advance of when you want to serve them. And finally, a word of warning, if you eat too many of these little hedonistic treats, they may indirectly cause you to relax, which can impair your coordination and reaction times.
Makes 5 dozen balls
- 6 ounces chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup bourbon or rum
- 2-1/2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Powdered sugar
Step 1: Melt chocolate in microwave.
Step 2: Stir in sugar, corn syrup, and them blend in bourbon or rum.
Step 3: Mix nuts and crushed wafers in separate bowl, then add to chocolate mixture.
Step 4: Form into 1" balls and roll in powdered sugar. Store rum balls air tight container for up to 7 days. Rum balls can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.