Now it is time to make Rum Balls. It just wasn't Christmas at my house if we didn't have Rum Balls, one of my Dad's favorite traditions, and when I say it was one of his favorite traditions it wasn't just that he enjoyed eating them, he actually made them!
So, let's move on to this...
|Me, with a tasty concotion known as a Rum Ball, let's get mixing!|
Let me start by saying this is a very simple recipe with delicious results.
Also, if you need a stress reliever, this is the recipe for you because you need to crush almost a whole box of graham crackers to make one batch, and one batch is never enough!!! (Unless you own a food processor or buy the graham crackers already crushed, but these need to be superfine)
Recipe from my Dad
(Please note this is a common recipe I have a very similiar recipe in my Savannah Style cookbook)
- 1/4 C. Rum
- 1 1/2 tsp. honey
- 2 C. finely sifted graham cracker crumbs
- 2 T. cocoa
- 1 C. confectioners sugar for crumb mixture
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- confectioners sugar to roll balls in (~ 1/2 C.)
Mix together crumbs, cocoa, confectioners sugar and salt.
Next, mix together rum and honey in a seperate bowl.
Then, slowly add liquid ingredients to crumb mixture. When ingredients hold together stop adding liquid.
* Loco Cocoa tip: It is best to mix together with your hands, becuase it forms a dough like consistency and you don't want it to be too wet, you will "feel" when the consistency is right when the ingredients hold together.
Roll into 1" balls, then roll in confectioners sugar.