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Chocolate Cranberry Rum Balls

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“Have a photocopy of a page from a cookbook, unfortunately not sure where it came from. This is what the recipe description says: "These say Merry Christmas through and through - a special treat made just for you!" These rum balls made a great gift to family last Christmas, they are definitively worth sharing (plan to do it every year). As with most, these rum balls are best if let mellow for a few days, otherwise the rum flavor is overpowering.”
3hrs 30mins
50 rum balls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure cranberries into small bowl. Add rum. Stir well. Let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Combine next 4 ingredients in large bowl. Add cranberry mixture. Mix well. Shape into balls, using 1 tbsp for each. Place on waxed paper lined baking sheet. Let stand for about 1 hour until firm.
  3. Heat white chocolate in small saucepan on lowest heat, stirring often, until almost melted. Do not overheat. Remove from heat. Stir until smooth. Place 1 ball on top of fork. Dip into chocolate until completely coated, allowing excess to drip back into pan. Place on same waxed paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining balls and chocolate.
  4. Sprinkle balls with chocolate sprinkles before white chocolate sets. Chill for 1 hour.

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