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Low Carb Rum Balls Recipe


When I was a kid I didn’t like cake – a sentiment that’s very far away from me today. If I could, I would eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but in a constant quest for a healthy lifestyle, I try to keep my sweet tooth on the leash. I enjoy baking and cooking, which makes it hard not to over-indulge, which is why I try to experiment and make desserts that are low carb and without sugar. The latest recipe I’ve experimented with is for these delicious low carb rum balls. The consistency turned out to be near perfection and while it’s based on dried fruit, the taste of the rum is dominant, without overpowering the other flavours. 

When it comes to desserts, people are often scared when you talk about sugar-free, natural or raw alternatives. I therefore don’t like to call my ”alternatives” alternatives – for me, they’re the real deal, in a better version. While they taste as good as traditional rum balls, they are light and will not drag your energy level down and you can enjoy them without feeling guilty. What’s not to like?


Raw Rum Balls
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  1. 1/2 cup almonds
  2. 1/2 cup oats
  3. 1 cup coconut flour
  4. 1 cup dates (if dried soak in hot water)
  5. 1 cup raisins (soaked in hot water)
  6. 1 small banana
  7. 3 tsp psyllium seed husks
  8. 2 tsp rum essence
  9. Fruit sprinkles
  1. To make these delicious raw rum balls you will need the help from a blender {or a suitable substitute}. Blend the almonds, oats, coconut and the psyllium seed husks into a flour. Set aside.
  2. Blend the banana, raisins and dates along with the rum into a fine masse. Combine the two together. If you find it hard to form the ball, put the mixture into the fridge for an hour.
  3. Roll small balls into sprinkles of choice. I used coconut, pineapple and pomegranate sprinkles. Keep refrigerated.
  1. This recipe yields approx. 18 rum balls - all depending on the size.
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  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 17, 2014, 4:50 pm

    These make such beautiful photos, Milana! I’ve started to experiment a little lately with these kinds of raw snacks made from a date base and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much I like them. These are so pretty that you could give them as a gift!
    P.S. It’s interesting that you’re on your way to the UK from another country … me too!

  • Zainab @ Blahnik Baker March 17, 2014, 7:49 pm

    These are so beautiful!! I love that they are not too sweet and all natural. Despite the baking blog that I write, I don’t have a sweet tooth. I mostly go for less sweet desserts and this will be perfect for that. Pinning!!

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen March 17, 2014, 9:16 pm

    These rum balls look so pretty. Love the different colors and it’s always nice to have a sweet treat that is healthy. The amount of natural sweetness dates can add to foods is amazing. :)

  • Gintare @Gourmantine March 18, 2014, 11:07 am

    These look so cute and sound delicious! Lovely photos too :)

  • Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ March 18, 2014, 11:49 am

    Beautiful and full of color! I love boozy bites.

  • Shashi @ RunninSrilankan March 19, 2014, 3:36 pm

    I, too, so could eat “cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner”! But these super healthy balls could easily take its place!

  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs March 23, 2014, 9:16 pm

    These look so so delicious! And they’re super cute too ;)

  • Chocolate Shavings March 30, 2014, 12:09 pm

    These look delicious. And if they’re better for you, what’s not to like? The colours look beautiful too!

  • Kumar's Kitchen April 6, 2014, 11:30 am

    such adorable,colorful little rum balls….we certainly can’t stop at one,thanks so much for sharing :-)

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