Soft fudge-like rum balls that the whole family will love!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In the microwave or in a bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth.

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  • Process the almonds in a food processor. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, instant coffee and rum. Blend in the melted chocolate. If dough is too soft to form balls, chill for 1 hour.

  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in the chocolate sprinkles. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until serving time.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 6.7g 2% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 2.6mg 1% DV; sodium 8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2002
I found that by putting the mixture in the fridge and leaving it overnight - it made it a lot easier to roll........Also when I ran out of Chocolate sprinkles I rolled the remaining dough in Cocoa powder. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2009
not the recipe I was looking for Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2002
I found that by putting the mixture in the fridge and leaving it overnight - it made it a lot easier to roll........Also when I ran out of Chocolate sprinkles I rolled the remaining dough in Cocoa powder. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2006
I found these while looking for a gluten-free version of my Xmas favorite rum balls. They are super rich but not too sweet; much more like fudge than like the traditional Nilla-wafer-based rum ball cookies. After reading LARABER's review I decided to forgo the jimmies and used General Foods International Suisse Mocha flavored coffee powder to roll them in instead which worked really well. I think the sugar in it helps compensate for the bitterness of the chocolate. I also had the same experience where the mixture was much too runny to make into balls. I added about half a cup more powdered sugar (maybe even more) which seemed to help. Also it wasn't cold enough after an hour in the fridge but three hours was plenty. Finally I used amaretto for half the batch and rum for the other half. Both tasted awesome.:-) Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2002
These were very hard to roll even after an hour in the fridge. The dough was overly soft and not easy to work with. Also ran out of jimmies I was not thinking about how many I'd need but maybe the recipe should say "several bottles of chocolate jimmie sprinkles". I rolled the rest in finely chopped walnuts and that was OK. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2004
My girlfriend picked these cookies for an exchange we had. My first thought was these will add to a nice variety on my tray. Well..I think I ate them all! These are so aewsome and addictive! Work fast after you chill for an hour and they go great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
Great recipe as I am cutting back on gluten. I used semi sweet choc as I didn't have unsweetened and they turned out great. I added a pinch of chili pepper and substituted pecans for almonds. I used a gourmet chocolate sprinkles that is less sugary and more refined looking and every one thought I bought them at an upscale bake shop. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2007
These are awesome!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2009
not the recipe I was looking for Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/31/2008
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
I used crushed Chips Ahoy for the topping... Very Very good. Read More
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