chocolate walnut rum balls

1 Lot
1 cup Walnuts, ground or finely chopped
2 cups Grated "German's sweet" or bittersweet chocolate
1½ cup Sifted confectioner's sugar
4 tablespoons Rum
  Cocoa powder

Combine nuts, sugar, and chocolate. Moisten with rum to form a stiff dough. Form into small balls and roll in cocoa to coat.

This recipe is not only simple, it's flexible. It can be made with other kinds of liquor (amaretto, sherry, and Southern Comfort work well), nuts (almonds or pecans, for instance) and coatings (ground nuts, finely grated coconut, etc.) and always comes out tasting great. Adding small chunks of nut for texture is also effective.

These usually disappear in a hurry.

This is a recipe for rum balls that I got from Monica Fischler in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1974. It's very simple, requires no cooking, and is almost impossible to foul up.

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