Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chocolate Rum Balls!

Celebrate this Valentine's day with these home made chocolate rum balls and bring a smile on the faces of your loved ones.


I am not a big fan of rum balls but my hubby simply relishes them. This is my gift for him this Valentine's.


Rum balls are very easy to make and are done in no time. I have coated some in Matcha (green tea) powder, and dipped the rest in dark chocolate and made them look pretty. This recipe is taken from here


Ingredients

200 grams - chocolate brownie or cake

50 grams- dark chocolate 70%, melted
2 1/2 tbsp - sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp - dark rum
1/2 tbsp - melted butter
2 tbsp - raisins or cranberries, finely chopped
150 grams - dark chocolate 70% melted, to coat the rum balls
1 tbsp - matcha powder, to coat the rum balls
icing sugar
colourful sprinkles

Method

  1. Grind the chocolate brownie in a grinder and take it out in a bowl. Add the 50 grams melted chocolate, melted butter, chopped cranberries, rum and condensed milk and mix well. 
  2. Dust a little icing sugar in hands and make small (approx 1 inch) balls and refrigerate them for 10 mins.
  3. Take them out of the fridge and coat a couple of them in matcha powder and put them back in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.
  4. Coat the rest of the rum balls in melted chocolate, one by one and carefully lifting each with the help of a fork. Let the excess chocolate drip and place the rum ball on the lined tray. 
  5. Sprinkle some coloured sprinkles or decorate them as you wish and let them chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes and serve or store them in an air tight container. They keep good for 3-4 days in the fridge.


Note:
1. In case you are using home made chocolate cake or brownie then let the cake cool completely before grinding it.


Enjoy!

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