These sweet little rum balls will make you feel the burn! Perfect for your
Valentine or as a holiday treat. They are a little bit nice with the chocolate
and a little bit naughty with the booze!
My boss’s wife has a tradition of making rum
balls each Christmas. They are her signature item and they are delicious. Some
have a truffle center others have liqueur soaked cherry centers. She makes them
in three strengths ranging from Kahlua or Cointreau to Bacardi 151. They are
always a hit at the company Christmas Party and my husband instantly fell in
love with them.
I was lucky enough to have her invite me
over for a rum ball making tutorial. We had so much fun making a couple of
batches of delicious rum balls.
share with my then boyfriend. He proposed within a few weeks of that, so she
swears it was the rum balls that pushed him over the edge.
She makes them by feel and with years of
experience, she makes them the best! I came home with a list of ingredients,
but no measurements.
of her rum balls. I didn’t make the truffle or cherry centers this time, but
they really do take them to the next level. One of these times I am going to
have to do them that way too!
bite back. If we go out for wings, he has to order at least 6 of the hottest
ones on the menu. The whole time he tells us how good they are his face is
red and he’s crying.
“It’s fun” he says while nothing about it looks fun.
fine” he says as I hold on to the phone ready to call 911 when he falls
I used to help him eat those Blazin’ wings, but my heat tolerance has faded a
bit over the years and I have no interest in torturing myself! Of course when
Jess’s Tailgate Queso, he had to stir in a little of Pops’ homemade habanero sauce.
he hit a hot spot and the tears started flowing! So it makes perfect
sense that he likes the Bacardi 151 version of her rum balls best.
for the first time. There is the delicious flavor of chocolate that gives way
to the warmth of the alcohol. They definitely make your mouth tingle.
My husband requested a batch not too long ago. He requests things so seldom
that I feel like I need to follow through when he does.
was in charge of making some sweets to share, so I knew this would be a
perfect time. He had fun sharing them with our table and a few people we met
his treat. We didn’t win the trivia night, but I think I might have won a
little extra piece of his heart!