The other day I had a chocolate craving and made these little things, and not only are these little suckers delicious but they are no bake. These are very similar to Swedish Chocolate balls but with no coconut and instead filled with rum and covered in chocolate. There are many versions to this type of ball. My version is based on oatmeal. But I have seen them based on finely crushed vanilla wafers or other cookies. Also some folks add syrup but I like the butter version. Delicious treat any time of the year and they are very easy and quick to make – once you cool these and then dip them in chocolate, the chocolate cools instantly and they are ready to get eaten.
Yields: 12 | Prep: 20 minutes | Cooling: 1 hour
1 ¼ cup (3 dl) oatmeal
6 tbsp (1 dl) confection sugar
3 tbsp dark rum
2 tbsp cacao powder
3 1/2 tbsp (50 g) butter melted
1.7 oz (50g) dark chocolate
Sprinkles for decor
Using a food processor grind the oatmeal to a fine grain. Then add the confection sugar, cocoa power, butter, and rum. Mix well. Then roll into small balls, about 1/2 tbsp size, and put them into the freezer for about 1 hour. After one hour remove the balls from the freezer and melt the chocolate in the microwave by heating it for 15 seconds at a time and stirring in between. Once it starts melting just keep stirring until it is all melted. Then dip each ball into the chocolate and put on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with sprinkles. Sprinkle right away as the chocolate hardens quickly since the balls are frozen.
Once you have done all of them they are ready to eat – they will keep well in the freezer.