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Chocolate Rum Balls

 Chocolate Rum Balls
These creamy, truffle-like goodies are on my cookie tray every Christmas. If you like, prepare them up to three days ahead of time--just store them in the refrigerator.
45 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dark rum, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 3/4 cup Oreo cookie crumbs

Directions

  • Combine warmed rum and coffee granules until dissolved. In a large
  • bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, almonds and rum
  • mixture until blended. Stir in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until
  • almost firm, about 1 hour.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in cookie crumbs to coat. Store in an
  • airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-3/4 dozen.
TO MAKE AHEAD: Rum balls can be made three days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.