Copha

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Rum Balls

Rum Balls

These rum balls are the perfect bite-sized delicacy, coated in coconut, sprinkles, cocoa or nuts!

rating: easy
20 min
prep
40 min
setting
16

Ingredients

  • 125g Copha
  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 1½ cups cake crumbs (chocolate or plain)
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp rum or brandy

Ganache

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 30g Copha

Coatings

  • cocoa powder
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • ground praline
  • shredded coconut

Method

1. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the Copha and chocolate on medium power for 1½ minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture is smooth.

2. Fold the cake crumbs, almonds and rum into the chocolate mixture. Allow to cool.

3. Shape the mixture into 16 walnut sized balls and place the rum balls onto a tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate until firm.

4. Melt the remaining Copha and chocolate together until smooth.

5. Place a bamboo stick into the centre of each rumball and dip into the chocolate mixture. Roll the rumball into the chosen coating and allow to set.

6. Repeat with remaining balls. Serve as required.

Notes: Dark, milk or white chocolate may be used as a coating for Rum Balls. Fruit cake crumbs may also be used in place of cake crumbs.