Cherry Centred Rum Balls

    30 minutes

    The glace cherry centre in these decadent chocolate rum balls are the perfect addition to what is otherwise a fairly traditional recipe.

    22 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) rum
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) light golden syrup
    • 3 cups vanilla biscuit crumbs
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
    • 1 cup (155g) icing sugar
    • 24 red glace cherries, halved

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt the chocolate chips then stir in the rum and golden syrup.
    2. Stir together the vanilla biscuit crumbs, pecans and 1/2 cup of the icing sugar. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the crumb mixture and stir until blended.
    3. Shape mixture into 2cm balls. Roll balls in the remaining icing sugar. Place cherry half in centre of each ball pressing down lightly.
    4. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop flavour.

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    These rum balls are much dryer than most. I made them ahead of time but quite was worried that they would be completly dryed out by the time I had to serve them guests. The flavour was okay, though. I think I would add extra chocolate chips and some more corn syrup if I made them again.  -  09 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very tastey and not as sweet as some. I put the piece of cherry in the middle and wrapped the dough around. Makes a large batch.  -  11 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very quick and easy to make. A bit rich, but everyone loved them. I would probably quarter the cherries rather than half them next time.  -  26 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)