Christmas Rum Balls. Those are definitely a tasty holiday treat with which many of us are familiar. Although I have to say that in our family the rum was consumed by way of my aunt’s famous rum cake or otherwise in spiked egg nog (or the ubiquitous, but surprisingly satisfying, rum and coke). Confession … while I love rum in the glass, I have not always been in love with rum concoctions, but these Christmas Rum Balls from Leanne at Healthful Pursuit are sure to change my mind and make any rum lover squeal. Especially those who look forward to Rum Balls every Christmas!
Chocolate-Covered Katie calls these gorgeous little flavor explosions Pumpkin Fudge Balls. Another time she calls them Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Truffles. Hmmm. What’s their real name? I suppose we’ll have to make these and sample them (repeatedly, of course) to decide which names suits them best!
If these treats look super pure, it’s because they are. They contain few ingredients and they’re basic ones: pumpkin puree, coconut butter, maple syrup (or raw agave), vanilla extract, cinnamon, pinch of salt. The chocolate coating, if desired, is made from equally simple ingredients and some of the same ones as the balls (truffles?) themselves. Oh, and they’re gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and paleo.
Get Katie’s Pumpkin Fudge Balls recipe over at Chocolate-Covered Katie.
Sherron (Simply Gourmet) says her daughter gets credit “for calling these little balls of delight “Figgy Bites.” She adds that eating one of these treats is like eating the center of a Fig Newton. How fun and delicious is that? Plus, these Figgy Bites (which happen to be gluten free, raw, vegan, and paleo) are chilled before eating. I don’t know about you, but I especially love cold delicious treats this time of year!