Small brown chocolate balls lay on a baking sheet sprinkled with powdered sugar and flour, the process of making gingerbread

Gluten-Free Rum Balls

 

4.34 from 6 votes
Small brown chocolate balls lay on a baking sheet sprinkled with powdered sugar and flour, the process of making gingerbread
Gluten-Free Rum Balls
Prep Time
20 mins
 
These are a perfect DIY gift for gluten-free, dairy-free friends over 21. For the younger crowd, replace the rum with orange juice. Store in a covered container in a cool location for a week.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 36 Balls
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Beth Hillson
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup rum , orange juice or ⅓ cup orange juice and 2½ tablespoons orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • cups crushed gluten-free shortbread cookies (about 1 boxes)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts ,* optional
  • cup confectioners ’ sugar
Instructions
  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate in microwave on medium setting 1 minute, repeating in 20-second increments until most of the pieces are melted.
  2. Stir in sugar and honey. Mixture may be lumpy. Add rum and stir. Add cookie crumbs and nuts, if using, and mix well.
  3. Chill mixture 1 hour or until it’s hard enough to form into small balls.
  4. Roll balls in confectioners’ sugar. Then set them in gold, silver, red and green candy papers and place on candy dishes to serve.
Recipe Notes

*TIP: If omitting the walnuts, increase the cookie crumbs to 2½ cups.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Rum Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Written by Beth Hillson, originally published in Gluten Free & More.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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