Chocolate Cranberry Rum Balls

"Have a photocopy of a page from a cookbook, unfortunately not sure where it came from. This is what the recipe description says: "These say Merry Christmas through and through - a special treat made just for you!" These rum balls made a great gift to family last Christmas, they are definitively worth sharing (plan to do it every year). As with most, these rum balls are best if let mellow for a few days, otherwise the rum flavor is overpowering."
photo by Happy Hobbit photo by Happy Hobbit
photo by Happy Hobbit
Ready In:
3hrs 30mins
50 rum balls




  • Measure cranberries into small bowl. Add rum. Stir well. Let stand for 1 hour.
  • Combine next 4 ingredients in large bowl. Add cranberry mixture. Mix well. Shape into balls, using 1 tbsp for each. Place on waxed paper lined baking sheet. Let stand for about 1 hour until firm.
  • Heat white chocolate in small saucepan on lowest heat, stirring often, until almost melted. Do not overheat. Remove from heat. Stir until smooth. Place 1 ball on top of fork. Dip into chocolate until completely coated, allowing excess to drip back into pan. Place on same waxed paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining balls and chocolate.
  • Sprinkle balls with chocolate sprinkles before white chocolate sets. Chill for 1 hour.

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Because only five star reviews make no sense, and are not helpful if not sincere, I try to write honest and, as much as I can, fair reviews. So I came up with some "weights" for the stars and this is what they mean in my reviews: <b>5 Stars</b> = an excellent amazing recipe, the kind of dish that I would recommend to others, make again and again, and would not be ashamed to make for anybody. Basically, these are the recipes that would get 6 Stars if there were that many to give. <b>4 Stars</b> = a great dish! Just not the amazing great that is unforgettable and you would make for somebody as a special gift or a Thank You... <b>3 Stars</b> = a good recipe. If it's an easy simple recipe I would make it again for convenience, but would not do it often. Also, these are sometimes the recipes that I would substantially change the next time. <b>2 Stars</b> = edible, but just didn't work for us. Something is missing and with all other recipes out there would not make this again. <b>1 Star</b> = I am not sure what this would be. I imagine I am saving 1 Star for something that is inedible... I once made a horrible eggplant cheese casserole that we decided to throw out after just one bite. We did not even try to see if the dog would like it... Well, THAT was a 1 Star easily!
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