We are looking for a festive and fun treat to enjoy during the holidays. These delicious gumballs are a must-try!
Make these bite-sized balls by mixing crushed cookies or cakes with cocoa powder and rum. They are a delicious boozy treat.
These rum balls make the perfect homemade treat for holiday parties, sweet gifts to share with family and friends, or just because you’re in the mood for something delicious.
They will surely be a hit with those who love a good dessert. This is a classic holiday treat.
These rum balls can be made in no time at all.
What are gumballs?
Rum balls are sweet treats from crushed cookies or cakes, cocoa powder, and rum. They may also contain a binding agent, such as sweetened condensed corn syrup or butter.
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Adding walnuts or pecans to the mix can give it a great texture.
The mixture is then formed into small balls and coated in different cocoa powders or powdered sugar. Other toppings, such as nuts, sprinkles, or small chocolate shavings, can be added.
The balls should be about the size of golf balls and not cooked. This is a dessert that doesn’t require baking.
The traditional rum ball recipe, associated with holidays and celebrations, is thought to have originated in Europe.
Many countries worldwide, including Australia and Canada, and various countries in Europe, Latin America, and Europe, are fans of these products.
The rum used in recipes significantly impacts the flavor of the rum balls.
White rum, on the other hand, can give a fruitier, lighter taste.
Other ingredients, such as coconut, nuts, or dried fruit, can be added to recipes to give the dish a different texture and taste.
They are easy to make, making them popular among home bakers and cooks.
Ingredients are readily available at most supermarkets, and this recipe requires no complex equipment or techniques.
Rum balls are usually served as desserts or sweet treats and are enjoyed with coffee or tea.
These can be prepared and kept in the fridge for several days in an airtight container. They are an excellent option for entertaining guests or to satisfy a sweet craving.
Rum balls can also be associated with special occasions and holidays, which adds to their appeal.
Rum balls can bring back fond memories for many people, especially those who have made or eaten them during the holidays.
No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake
This recipe uses a classic mixture of cocoa powder, butter, rum, and crushed chocolate cookies to make rich, delicious gumballs that will be a big hit at any party.
This recipe is simple to follow and produces delicious results.
Grab your apron, and let’s start! You can make rum balls in a few minutes with a few ingredients and easy steps.
You can use gluten-free cake or cookies for a gluten-free version of rum balls.
Butter While many rum ball recipes use sweetened condensed Milk as a binder and to add sweetness, other ingredients are used in some variations, such as corn syrup or butter.
Butter instead of sweetened Milk condensed in rum balls gives the balls a creamier, richer texture with a more pungent buttery taste.
The recipes vary by region and even from family to family. The two ingredients are the only thing required for all rum balls to be chocolate and rum.
Rum – This ingredient makes these gumballs unique and perfect for holidays. If you don’t like rum, you can substitute bourbon.
Which rum can you use? Three words: Whatever you like. There are many types of rum: dark rums, spiced, white, gold, coconut, etc. Budget and taste are the main factors. Remember that the gumballs you make will taste like rum.
Rum flavor or rum?
Select what you like. Use rum if you want a boozy treat or bourbon if you’re not a fan. Rum extraction makes a great dessert recipe for people who don’t drink alcohol or kids.
Cocoa Powder I use unsweetened natural cocoa powder or Dutch-processed Cocoa powder. The Dutch-processed Cocoa Powder has a dark, rich flavor that I like.
Heavy cream – This ingredient will bring together the rum ball mixture when we bring it to a boil, along with sugar, butter, and cocoa powder. This ingredient also adds moisture to the cookies.
Pecans or walnuts – Pick what suits your budget and taste. They both work well in this recipe. To enhance the flavor, toasting them beforehand is a great idea.
Dried Fruitsthese can be added but are not required. They add a nice texture and touch.
Optional ingredient: I add a pitted cherry to the rum balls, usually preserved in sugar syrup. A walnut or almond is another excellent addition.
The rum ball can be coated in any of the following ways:
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Unsweetened cocoa Powder
Use as much of each topping as you like to make your rum balls look festive and beautiful on the plate.
You may need to reroll rum balls using cocoa or powdered sugar. They tend to absorb moisture as they sit in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C and roast the nuts
Roast the walnuts for 8 minutes until they are fragrant and light brown. This can be done in a pan for a few moments to develop the flavor.
Allow the nuts to cool. Then, chop them finely with a knife or in a food processing machine. Could you place them in a big bowl?
Grind the cookies (Graham Crackers) in a food processor until they are fine crumbs.
Add the cookie crumbs and nuts together.
If you don’t have a food processor, put them in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin or a glass bottle.
Make the binding syrup
Bring butter, heavy cream, and powdered cocoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Do NOT simmer.