5-minute Chocolate Balls





Introduction: 5-minute Chocolate Balls

Quick and delicious Rum Balls recipe (with or without rum!). These tasty treats whip up in no time, and are completely addictive. Whether you need a chocolate fix or a quick gift, these are sure to please.

Step 1: Ingredients

A food processor will help you cut through this recipe in a cool five minutes or less!

  • 1 1/4 cups (120 grams) vanilla wafer cookies, shortbread, or graham crackers (about 35 Nilla brand wafers)
  • 1/2 cup (55 grams) powdered (confectioners) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (12 grams) cocoa powder (Dutch processed or regular unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) COLD* liquid: juice; rum; water + rum extract (or your favorite); or whatever else you can imagine -- I did one batch with OJ and one with rum
  • 1 1/2 cups (140 grams) pecans (hazelnuts, walnuts, or almonds can be used - and toasting them beforehand makes them awesome! but will probably result in longer than 5 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup (55 grams) topping - crushed nuts, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, flaked coconut, go crazy
Makes about 2 dozen decent-sized chocolate balls.

*the liquid being cold will help the balling process and reduce or even eliminate the need to refrigerate before shaping

Step 2: Mix It Up!

  • Process the cookies and pecans(opt) in the food processor until finely ground.
  • Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder and process until combined.
  • Add corn syrup and liquid and mix well. Yes, you can do this in the processor too! Blend until it creates one massive lump on the side of the bowl.

Step 3: Form Balls

  • Grease your hands (trust me on this one) and shape mixture into 1 inch (2.54 cm) balls.
  • Roll the finished balls in the toppings of your choice. (I used powdered sugar and crushed nuts)
If the balls are too sticky for you to work with, you can stick 'em in the freezer for a couple minutes or in the fridge for a few hours. I'm guessing that would work. . . I've never had the patience to find out!

Step 4: Try to Share!

If you don't eat them all yourself in one sitting, try to remember to bring them in to share with your colleagues/peers the next day. These are perfect little gifts to give too. A sandwich baggie with a colorful ribbon even makes it look like you put a lot of thought into it!



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    You can add a few drops of food. Olouri g to sugar to add olour to balls

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    why can't I print out this recipe ? 5 min chocolate balls Evie here

    Those look so great! Do you think you could replace the corn syrup with honey and maybe reduce the sugar to balance it out?

    Perfect recipe! I made them for Easter. Thanks a lot.

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    In my house these are called Rum balls.

    small round Va"Nilla" flavoured cookies!

    It's a very popular brand name for Vanilla Wafers. At most stores I've been to, they put some by the bananas because folks use them to make banana pudding. But, then again, I DO live in Cajun Country, Louisiana, USA. Other places, I think they just put them in with the cookies.

    Thanks for this great recipe. I made 3 batches - 2 with Bacardi Orange Rum and one with a walnut liqueur. My only suggestion: as I did the first two batches, I lightly greased my hands with veg oil. I found I had to repeat a lot during the rolling process and that the balls I did (I rolled them in powdered sugar) the oil, even the tiny amount that ended up on the balls, made the powdered sugar disappear after a few hours. I rerolled them and it was fine.

    But for the 3rd batch, I used powdered sugar on my hands as I was rolling them in powdered sugar, and not only did it go a lot faster, but worked really well. So I suggest trying that if you are gonna roll them in powdered sugar anyway.

    This is a wonderful recipe - so good & easy enough that kids could help.

    it's look yummy!! i guess i can make it easily?~ well i really hope i can make it well and i'm thinkin' to give this to my friend for her coming birthday!!! hope she like it!! ^^ this is the easiest way and i don't need to buy a thing!!! :)

    thx it's delicious

    This is Delicious! I'm making these for my sisters open house and THEY TASTE AWESOME! I rolled them in crushed gram crackers, and powdered sugar I made a double batch (only the first batch is shown) and drizzled chocolate on some after I rolled them in powdered sugar. YUM!


    I made these as an alternative Christmas dessert/snack and they turned out brilliantly. I used chocolate & mint vermicelli for the toppings.

    this reminds of a recipe i learned called chocolate sausage. basically the same thing, except the mass isrolled into a cylinder, chilled until its more solid, and cut into slices.

    I think it would. Alternately, you could replace the corn syrup with sweetened condensed milk.