Healthy Rum Balls

Sunde romkugler. Veganske og fedt fattige. 

Healthy rum balls that taste just like the real thing. Vegan and low fat.

VEGAN HEALTHY RUM BALLS, DATE SWEETENED

I used to love rum balls. Like a lot. It’d be my first choice at the bakery (well, maybe second after scones, but whatever). They just have such an amazing flavour and texture and argh… So good. So when one of my friends, Anna, wrote me last week telling me she had made healthy rum balls and demanding me making them, I didn’t hesitate long. Less than 12 hours after I had a big box full of delicious super healthy rum balls that tastes just like the real thing. Magic.

Romkugler har altid været mit number one choice hos bageren (okay, måske kun lige overgået af scones, for de er godt nok for gode). Jeg er bare helt vild med den cremede konsistens, deres tung-hed og smagt og, og… De er bare så gode! Så da en af mine veninder, Anna, skrev til mig, at hun havde lavet sunde romkugler og forlangte at jeg lavede dem, tøvede jeg ikke længe. Mindre end 12 timer efter havde jeg en dejlig stor boks med de skønneste, sunde romkugler.

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My friend just wrote to me what she’d added to the rum balls, and then I figured out the ratios. Anna, you’re a genius.

The rum balls are sweetened with dates nd have grounded oats as a base, which makes them not only healthy and filling, but also low in fats and low calorie compared the “real” rum balls. Epic win!

You can get almond and rum extract in ordinary super markets. They should be situated next to the baking stuff. Otherwise just use real rum, right?

Anna skrev bare, hvad hun havde puttet i romkuglerne og så lavede jeg ellers selv opskriften. Anna, du er et geni. De er sødet med dadler, der også agerer som det middel, der får dem til at hænge sammen. Og så er de lavet med havregryn, der ikke blot gør, der er lidt fedt i, men også gør, de er mere energifattige end almindelige romkugler. Jatak!

Rom- og mandel ekstrakt kan købes i de fleste supermarkeder. Det står sammen med bageartiklerne, og er ikke spor dyre. Ellers kan du putte rigtig rom i…

VEGAN HEALTHY RUM BALLS, DATE SWEETENEDVEGAN HEALTHY RUM BALLS, DATE SWEETENED

 

Healthy Rum Balls

Yield: 10 small rum balls

Healthy rum balls that taste just like the real thing. Vegan and low fat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240mL) rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) cashews or almonds
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (120mL) dates, about 5 medium dates
  • 1/4 cup (60mL / 4 tbsp) coffee (you can use decaf)
  • 1-2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. rum extract (or 1 tbsp. rum)
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup or 1 more date.
  • Optional: melted dark chocolate for dipping, desiccated coconut for rolling

Instructions

  1. Place oats and cashews in a blender and blend until it turns into flour. Add in salt and cocoa powder and pulse to combine.
  2. Now add in the dates and blend until there are no lumps left. Pour in coffee and extracts and pulse until it resembles dough. Add in maple syrup or more dates if needed.
  3. Roll into balls. Eventually dip the balls in melted dark chocolate or roll them in desiccated coconut.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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20 thoughts on “Healthy Rum Balls

  1. Filing this one away for Christmas! Looks so amazing, I bet my family will not guess they are healthy haha!
    That sucks that you have to miss out on the musical :( but on the other hand, the folk high school sounds pretty rad (from my googling anyways XD)

  2. Jeg elsker også romkugler, og nu må jeg da også prøve sådan en sund variant som dine – de både ser ud og lyder jo så lækre!

    Har du prøvet romkuglerne fra Granny’s (fx i Torvehallerne) Josefine? De er præcis tunge (og rigtig sticky’e – hvis man kan sige det?), som du beskriver og smager godt af chokolade. Og så er de rullet i smeltet chokolade og enten ristede nødder eller lime-crumble – de er mine favoritter, hvis det skal være den købte slags ;)

    Knus Anna

  3. I didn’t have a sweet tooth as a child but rum balls were somethings I always loved. My mom never made them, but the neighbour family always had some, so we went there after school to get one ;)
    BTW the video is totally gorgeous, great work! Make them always! And the pictures are beautiful as always, pinned!

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