I modified my mother’s favorite rum ball recipe that I have always made for the holidays. My new low-carb version is quite tasty! They look and taste just like the originals, in fact. These tasty treats are not acceptable for Atkins Induction unless you leave out the rum, which sort of takes away the best flavor, sadly. But as a chocolate/nut confection, they are still a treat……..just not spiked. 🙂
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VARIATION: Use bourbon instead of rum.
¾ c. almond meal
¼ c. unflavored whey protein
1 c. finely chopped walnuts or pecans
½ c. cocoa, sifted
¼ c. erythritol, sifted
4 T. melted butter
14 drops liquid sweetener of your choice (I use EZSweets)
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.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 18 balls, each containing:
136 calories, 12 g fat, 3.75 g carbs, 1.71 g fiber, 2.04 g NET CARBS, 4 mg. sodium