I modified my old rum ball recipe to be suited to a low-carb lifestyle and they taste just like the rum balls my mother made when I was growing up. I’m hosting one course of our annual neighborhood round-robin dinner this week (20 people) and these will be on the goodie table for sure. These are not acceptable for Induction unless you leave out the rum, which kinda takes most of of the flavor away, honestly.
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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 EZ Sweets)
2 T. rum (or bourbon, if you prefer)
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 cals, 12g fat, 3.75g carbs, 1.71g fiber, 2.04g NET CARBS, 4 mg. sodium