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Video: How to Make Holiday Rum Balls

Make this classic holiday treat using leftover brownies!

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Rum balls are the perfect special occasion confection. In this video, you’ll see how to make rum balls the super easy way. The secret to these decadent treats? Leftover brownies. They can be old and stale; it doesn’t matter! Simply soak the brownies in dark rum to create a delicious chocolate paste, which you’ll roll into balls. Then you’ll make a luscious chocolate coating for dunking. There’s no baking, of course. Get the recipe for Chef John's Holiday Rum Balls. So easy, so elegant, so unbelievably delicious! See more sweet ideas for Holiday Food Gifts >>

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Feb. 11, 2015 6:41 pm
With a house full of boys, there is no such thing as a leftover brownie. I don't think I've ever even seen a stale one.
Dec. 21, 2013 1:24 pm
Could you make this with Baily's? I feel like it could work with any liquor but with Baily's being Dairy based I wanted to get some other opinions.
Dec. 19, 2013 1:33 pm
I'll make them but the brownies will be fresh.
nj mom 
Dec. 18, 2013 11:09 am
I have been watching Chef John's videos for quite some time and enjoy how he explains the recipe and procedure BUT for this one - the biggest trick is to have left over brownies LOL
Dec. 17, 2012 10:29 am
why don't you make they from chocolate ganache
Dec. 15, 2012 9:35 am
This is truely a amazing recipe. I have made it twice. Everyone and i mean everyone just LOVES them. Thank for the recipe.
Britt Hammond 
Dec. 12, 2012 10:38 am
First time listener-watcher... funny guy. Truly is a funny guy. Great idea! Thank you-- we'll be back! or better said: I'll BE BACK!
Dec. 2, 2012 5:47 pm
Yum! Can't wait to try these!
Nov. 21, 2012 6:40 am
That's funny. At my house I would have the same comment as 'mndbfan'. There have never been leftover brownies even if they are hard as a rock, they WILL be eaten.
Nov. 14, 2012 3:06 pm
Leftover brownies are brownies that are leftover from when you made them (or bought them).
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