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Rum Balls

Pastry Chef/Owner Nina Notaro
Cake Studio

For a different spin, substitute orange, coffee, raspberry or Irish cream liquer for rum in these traditional rum balls. Adorn with silver to add an elegant flair.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup pure chocolate chips
2 eggs
pinch salt
4 Tbsp dark rum
1 3/4 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
1 cup white candy sprinkles
edible silver glitter, to garnish


  1. In a double boiler on medium heat, melt butter, icing sugar and chocolate chips.
  2. In a small bowl using a whisk, beat eggs and add salt.
  3. Add 2 Tbsps of chocolate mixture to eggs and stir vigorously.
  4. Add tempered egg mixture to chocolate mixture and stir over heat until thickened.
  5. Remove from heat and cool for 5 mins.
  6. Spoon mixture into large bowl. Add rum and wafers and stir until combined.
  7. Cool in fridge for 1 hr.
  8. Remove and form 1″ balls with hands. Roll in sprinkles and dust with edible silver.
  9. Store in a tightly covered container in fridge until serving

Yield 3 dozen