Spiced Rum Balls

A sweet, dense chocolate ball  infused with a dark spiced rum

Spiced Rum Balls: A sweet dense chocolate ball made from wafers, walnuts and infused with a dark spiced rum. Perfect for parties and special occasions. #HomeMadeZagat

It's that time of the year again when everyone is out to show their significant other that they are loved. Valentine's Day is here!! If you are anything like me and think with one-half of your brain that this day is just a commercial stunt, but two days before the day comes you decide you want to fall into the celebrations, then these spiced rum balls are the choice.

These chocolatey balls are a great Valentine's Day savior.

Valentine's Smalentine's (yes I made that word up).

Now don't get me wrong, I love love. The idea of love but I'm not too sure if I love the idea of commercializing it for one day. But I guess this happens with most holidays now. Let's ignore what it's really about and try to make the most money from the idea.

If you know the story about "Day of Love" you would remember in the early stages it was more about handwritten notes and tokens to show appreciation. The extra effort really highlighted that time was taken to make you, "my love", something special because you are worth it to me.

Spiced Rum Balls: A sweet dense chocolate ball made from wafers, walnuts and infused with a dark spiced rum. Perfect for parties and special occasions. #HomeMadeZagat

Well, these rum balls are taking us back to the olden days. Made from scratch, with love, for your love and can be made on Sunday morning too if you want to.

These yummy goodnesses do not require baking of any sort. All you need are your ingredients, a processor or blender, a little patience and some loving hands.

These balls do need a little time to sit so that it holds together better. It also allows for the rum and the chocolate to fuse together better. So if you are going to make these on Sunday remember that you need to leave them for at least two hours or even overnight.

Spiced Rum Balls: A sweet dense chocolate ball made from wafers, walnuts and infused with a dark spiced rum. Perfect for parties and special occasions. #HomeMadeZagat

I wish you luck waiting on them to set. I can assure you that you will be pinching a piece here and pinching a piece there. Or that could just be me.

Did I mention these are NOT kid proof? Using a dark spiced rum kicks this over the ledge but are perfect for the adults.

Peeerrrfect!!

So here's to finding the best last minute Vday snack. that you can just go ahead and eat every other day too

Spiced Rum Balls: A sweet dense chocolate ball made from wafers, walnuts and infused with a dark spiced rum. Perfect for parties and special occasions. #HomeMadeZagat

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!! I love and appreciate you for stopping by.

But wait before you go, do you "celebrate" Valentine's Day?



Spiced Rum Balls

by Home Made Zagat
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: blender dessert Chocolate Christmas Thanksgiving birthday Valentine's Day
Ingredients (12 balls)
Instructions
Add walnuts, chocolate, wafers and 1 cup powdered sugar to blender or food processor and combine
Add vanilla extract and rum and incorporate. The mixture should be the consistency of a soft dough.
If dough is not holding together add water to mixture
Grab some dough and squeeze dough together
Gently form into balls and place on a tray with parchment paper
When all balls are formed, place in fridge for at least an hour (if you are going to leave overnight, cover with parchment paper)
Remove from fridge and let stand for about five minutes
Coat with your favourite covering
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Spiced Rum Balls - A sweet, dense chocolate ball made from wafers, walnuts and infused with a dark spiced rum. Perfect for parties and special occasions. #HomeMadeZagat


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