I lived in Denmark for 8 years and one of the things I miss about living there, among many other things are Danish Rum balls!!! Rum balls are a truffle-like confection, flavored with chocolate and rum.
Danes are known for their pastry. And one of their oh so tasty, but oh so unhealthy treats are Rum Balls which are made out of leftover pastry, with added cacao and rum essence.
But there is an alternative, to this sinfully delicious treat. There is even a very good organic bakery in Copenhagen, which makes delicious and a little more healthy rum balls. Every time I wanted a treat I would go there.
And now, living in the states, every now and then I crave these delicious rum balls, so the other day I decided to experiment and try to see if I could make my own version. They turned out delicious! Just the way I wanted them.
Here is the Rum Ball recipe:
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 3 cup dates
- 3 tbsp cacao
- 2 tbsp. coconut sugar (or other sweetener you like)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/3 cardamom
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. rum Essence
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut to roll the balls in
Pour all the ingredient into a food processor, and blend for couple of minutes… Form the dough into small balls and then coat them by rolling them in shredded coconut.
Makes about 25 small rum balls.