I have modified my traditional rum ball recipe I always do for the holidays and the low-carb version is VERY tasty. These can also be made up as Bourbon Balls. I was amazed that they taste just like my tried-and-true original recipe! They were a regular in my house when I was a child and they’ll make a wonderful addition to your Holiday candy tray! These are not acceptable for Atkins Induction Phase. They are OK for all other phases and for Keto dieters as well.
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¾ c. almond meal
¼ c. plain whey protein
1 c. finely chopped walnuts or pecans
½ c. cocoa, sifted
¼ c. powdered erythritol, sifted
4 T. melted butter
14 drops liquid sweetener (I use EZSweets in the large bottle)
2 T. rum
FOR OUTER COATING: 2 T. more erythritol + ½ c. more finely chopped walnuts or pecans mixed together in a small bowl.
DIRECTIONS: Mix first 5 dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add liquid sweetener and rum to melted butter and stir into batter until well mixed. It should begin to form a smooth batter. Spoon up and using hands, form into eighteen ¾-1″ balls. To finish them off, roll around in pecan coating (I found I had to press firmly onto surface) for as even a coating as you can get. Store in air-tight container with wax paper between layers. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. These can be frozen.
VARIATION: For Bourbon Balls, use an equivalent amount of bourbon for the rum. 🙂
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 18 balls, each containing:
12 g fat
3.75 g carbs, 1.71 g fiber, 2.04 g NET CARBS
3.21 g protein
4 mg. sodium