Chocolate & Rum Balls
The cutest little no-bake dessert Chocolate & Rum Balls. Made with decadent chocolate and the subtle warmth of rum, these are the perfect combination of sweetness and a hint of boozy sophistication. On occasion, I love no-bake desserts. This is the type of treat I would prepare during the festive season or as a quick dessert for that sweet tooth craving! Whether you’re looking for an easy dessert or for something to impress your guests with, these Chocolate & Rum Balls are a must-try.
About this recipe
Chocolate & Rum balls are the one dessert that remind me of my beginner baking days. When I started learning how to bake Serbian treats, I initially referred to “easier” desserts that were easy to follow. Chocolate balls, made in a typical Balkan style with lots of crushed biscuits and sugar, are one of those recipes that I loved making and adapting. You can find this type of dessert at a festive table, paired with Kokosov Rolat, Raffaello balls, or other “sitni kolaci” / bite sized cakes. It really is a celebratory type of dessert or as a special kind of treat for when you need something quick but satisfying.
It’s important to note that these confections contain alcohol, and while the rum flavor is not overpowering, it’s essential to enjoy them in moderation. You can completely leave out the alcohol and add a different flavour instead. I added vanilla essence to the recipe as it helps cut through that alcohol taste.
Making the recipe
These Chocolate & Rum Balls are SUPER EASY to make at home. You will need a food processor for grinding the plain biscuits and walnuts. You can ground them individually or ground them both together. I would not recommend using something like a Nutri Bullet as the walnuts may end up more like paste. A food processor does a much better job. Once you have grounded down these two ingredients, add them to a large mixing bowl. Add the powdered sugar, caster sugar and mix everything together.
Now, for the wet ingredients. You will need to melt the butter and chocolate over medium heat, stirring consistently. Add the butter, chocolate, milk, rum and vanilla essence to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Begin by mixing everything with a spatula, or wooden spoon. Then, mix everything together with your hands (this is much easier).
If your mixture is overly dry, add a tablespoon of milk at a time to adjust the consistency. You are not looking for a super tough dough consistency but rather a mix that will shape into a ball if you press it with your hands.
To shape the balls, use your hands to press the batter between your palms and shape a ball. Repeat until you have used all of the batter. To decorate, roll the balls in either grounded coconut or shaved chocolate.
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I hope that you enjoy these delicious Chocolate & Rum Balls. Leave a comment below and let me know if you try this recipe. If you have a moment, please leave this recipe a rating. If you have any questions, you can find me over on Instagram or tag me with your photo. You can also find a video for this recipe over on TikTok.
|200g plain biscuits, grounded|
|150g walnuts, grounded|
|150g 70& dark chocolate|
|60g unsalted butter|
|20g caster sugar|
|30g powdered sugar|
|2tsp vanilla essence|
|30g desiccated coconut|
|30g ground chocolate or cocoa powder|