Chocolate Rum Balls

 

Here’s a simple recipe that I’m sure your holiday guests will enjoy!

American Heritage Chocolate Rum Balls

Ingredients

2 1⁄2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (A 250g box of vanilla wafers equals 2 1/2 141cups)

3 tablespoons American Heritage Chocolate Drink

1 cups icing sugar

½ cup rum

2 tablespoons white corn syrup
(one brand is Karo)

1 cup pecans or walnuts, broken

Directions

Mix the rum with the syrup. Stir until well blended
(We at the Old North Church are especially fond of the Cabot Family Privateer Rum!)

Sift the American Heritage Chocolate Drink with 1 cup sugar and add to the syrup mixture, stir until blended

Add crushed vanilla wafers and nuts. Mix thoroughly.

143Shape mixture into walnut sizes balls and dredge with 1/2c of American Heritage Chocolate Drink. For best results, store in an air tight container ,  for three to five days before serving. I prefer a an air tight tin, but a plastic container works just as well.

Rum balls are a truffle-like confection of sweet, dense cake or biscuit material flavored with chocolate and rum. They are roughly the size of a walnut size ball and often coated in chocolate sprinkles, desiccated coconut, or cocoa. Rum balls are a popular Christmas treat in England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Denmark (where they are called romkugler and enjoyed all year round). As their name implies, these confectionaries contain rum, because they are not baked, the alcohol flavor and kick are not lost during baking and is very popular during the holiday season.

There are many different ways to make rum balls, as recipes vary from region to region and family to family. All rum balls must include chocolate and rum, but the rest of the ingredients vary in kind, form and amount. I hope you enjoy our recipe.

 From our Hearth to yours ~ We wish you the Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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