Rum Balls

These rum balls are absolutely amazing because they are made almost completely from raw fruits and nuts so they are really filling and delicious. The rum and the dark chocolate keep you coming back for more but the fruit and nuts make this a not-so-guilty pleasure. You’ll earn some brownie points with these babies!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes to make,
1 hour to chill

Ingredients (for 40 balls):

  • 3 cups dried dates
  • 4 tbsps rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw brazil nuts
  • 2 cups shredded coconut (plus more to roll in)
  • 3.5 oz dark 70% cocoa chocolate, melted

Preparation:

In a food processor, add the dates, rum, vanilla extract, walnuts, cashews and brazil nuts and pulse three times or until roughly chopped.

Drizzle in the melted chocolate and pulse a few more times until the chocolate is evenly combined throughout the mixture and the nuts and fruit are finely chopped.
Spoon out the mixture into a bowl.
Add the coconut to the bowl and stir or use your hands to incorporate the coconut into the rum ball mixture.
Once combined, dampen your hands if needed and use a heaped-tablespoon measure of the mixture and roll it into balls then into the shredded coconut. (It should make approximately 40 rum balls.)
Refrigerate for an hour or so to allow them to harden and then eat immediately.

This recipes comes from Veggieful at www.veggieful.com