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Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls

Christmas Day is one of indulgence and sloth. Make a batch of these rum balls, climb into a onesie, and let your favorite movie do the rest.

Servings: 24Skill level: EasyPrep Time: 30-45 minutesCook Time: 10 minutes

1/4 cup dark rum6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped4 tablespoons butter1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped1 1/2 cups powdered sugar white sprinkles, for decoratingSalt, to tasteWhite sprinkles, for decorating

1. Heat the rum in a small skillet over medium until reduce by half. Set aside.

2. Set a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, making sure that the bowl does not touch the surface of the water. Add chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt, stirring to combine.

3. Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts, rum, powdered sugar, and salt until fully incorporated. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. This can also be prepared a few days in advance and stored, covered, in the fridge.

4. Portion dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sprinkles. Chill in an airtight container until ready to serve.

From THE CHEW ©2014. Reprinted by permission of Kingswell/Disney Publishing Worldwide.