Chocolate Rum Balls, Two Ways


I wasn’t allowed to eat boozy desserts when I was kid, so I used to hide under the dessert-buffet table and secretly eat a couple of chocolate rum balls just to be a bad-ass. I didn’t even like the taste back then, but I felt like the biggest rebel existing under the sun. However, years later I discovered that those were fake rum balls and my little seven-year-old heart broke inside me.

I ate my first real chocolate rum ball at a christmas party a few years back. Although it was delicious, I didn’t get the same kick out of it like I used to when I was little (#grownupproblems).

It’s been a while now, but I decided to remedy that and make homemade chocolate rum balls right here in my kitchen.  The results were extremely satisfying.

It’s so easy, trust me. All you need to do is add all the ingredients into a food processor, roll into mini golf-sized balls, and repeat.

Two versions below, both yummy:

Chocolate rum balls using leftover chocolate cake shavings:

  1. Leftover chocolate cake shavings.
  2. Crème fraîche, just enough to make everything stick together.
  3. Spoonful of desiccated coconut, plus more for rolling.
  4. Add rum to your liking.

Chocolate rum balls for the health-conscious:

  1. One packet of digestive biscuits, crushed.
  2. A heaping spoonful of cocoa.
  3. One ripe avocado, pitted.
  4. Agave syrup or powdered sugar, to your liking.
  5. Spoonful of desiccated coconut, plus more for rolling.
  6. Add rum to your liking.

These will keep well in the fridge for about a week, if they last that long.


3 thoughts on “Chocolate Rum Balls, Two Ways

    • Christmas is all about eating at my place. I think I’ll start a new tradition. Say hi and offer a plate of rum balls simultaneously to my guests 😉

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