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Rum Balls

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A tasty treat, great for gift giving, or just eating!

Ingredients

  • 1-½ stick Unsalted Butter, Cut Into Pieces
  • 6 ounces, weight Good Quality Semi-sweet, Or Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped
  • 3 whole Large Eggs
  • ½ cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoons Coarse Salt
  • ¾ cups Flour
  • 4 Tablespoons Dark Rum

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the butter and chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water and melt, stirring occasionally. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, light brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Slowly whisk in the melted chocolate mixture. Fold in the flour, until just blended.

Spray a 12″ x 17″ rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and pour in the batter. Use a spatula to smooth it evenly.

Bake for 10 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool.
Break up the brownie pieces into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on low until they are completely broken up. Slowly add in the rum, a bit at a time, and beat until the mixture forms into a ball. You will know it’s the right texture if you can easily roll the dough and it holds its shape.

Scoop out the dough by the tablespoon and roll into a ball. Toss in sanding sugar and chill until ready to serve.

(Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.)

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lareejb on 9.21.2010

We make a similar recipe but use imitation rum extract instead. Mostly because alcohol is rather hard to get around here, have to drive 2 hours to buy it. And once we do get something for a particular reason we tend to find a way to use it until its gone. Sure beer is available everywhere, nothing else is though.

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theparsleythief on 12.22.2009

Not using the rum kind of defeats the whole purpose. For something similar without the alcohol, I would try to find a truffle recipe.

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chandani on 12.22.2009

Can vanilla be used instead of rum in this recipe?

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ashelina on 12.11.2010

These were delicious and exactly what I was hoping for! I actually had to add 3 more tablespoons of rum, because it wouldn’t stick together. Then I refrigerated the dough for a half hour before I started rolling.

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cilantrolime on 11.21.2010

easy peasy and super good. thanks!

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