Balls, Balls, Balls !

15 12 2010

as in RUM BALLS !

seriously a good time, for many reasons… you dont need to bake them, they have chocolate in them and RUM, and this recipe uses almond meal, which makes it great for the gluten challenged as well as those who are watching their carb intake.

Diabetic Rum Balls

1 cup Natural, Unblanched Almond Flour (almond meal.. you get the drift)
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder (best one you can afford, Valrhona or Callebaut are the best)
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Erythritol
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
3 tbsp 151 Rum
20 drops Stevia Clear (liquid) OR up to half a cup of sweetener **

** if you are using a dry sweetener, add to the almond-cocoa mixture prior to introducing the butter.. if you are using a liquid sweetener, add later on in the recipe

Mix all the almond meal and cocoa together, add the room temperature butter and work the dough. The “dough” is sandy and it takes awhile for the butter to work it’s way into the almond meal. Take your time and flex those forearms to work it in.

Add the liquid.. note this is where you can decide whether you use Stevia drops as a sweetener or Splenda. If you want to use Splenda, then up to half a cup goes into the almond-cocoa mixture before you add the butter. The deal is that want about 3 tbsp of liquid go into the dry.. so 20 stevia drops goes in, and you add the rest in rum, if you use Splenda, have some water on hand to up the liquid content to 3 tbsp. You may need to add water if it wont bind up.. play it by ear.

roll up into a large ball, and put into the fridge for at least an hour, wrapped in plastic
firmed up and out of the fridge

Roll into a nice sized one inch ball

and have two trays ready, one with rum in it, the other with cocoa in it (i use to use chocolate sprinkles in the good ole days)

Roll the ball in the rum, and then into the cocoa, and place on a parchment paper to dry.

MMMM.. drying nicely

My recipe made 15 rum balls.. yours will differ slightly if you decide to add Splenda (bulkier) versus Stevia drops (which is what i used)
Nuts per ball are: 71 calories, 5 g fat, 4 g carbs, and 1.8 g of protein

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3 responses

16 12 2010
geokatgirl

I want to eat the giant rumball out of the fridge… hmmm rummy

16 12 2010
jude!

you said nuts AND balls.

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