Dec 18, 2012

cranberry and almond (virgin) balls

My husband isn't a huge fan of the traditional Rum Ball.  He was eating a handful
 of cranberries and almonds the other day which gave me inspiration for this twist on the traditional Christmas recipe.  You can see my regular Rum Ball recipe here.

I substituted 2 of the weet bix/ vita brits for 2 handfuls of almonds, just regular almonds, they don't have to be blanched or roasted or anything.  I gave them a blitz until they were in chunks but before they turned into almond powder.

I replaced the dried fruit/ sultanas with dried cranberries.  I also increased the cocoa content slightly from 1 tablespoon to 2.  I also removed the Rum (hence the term 'virgin' balls).  You could leave it in but he doesn't really like it.

The rest of the method and ingredients are the same.  Guy thinks when I make the next batch that I should coat them in grated chocolate instead of coconut!  I tried to convince him otherwise but no dice.

Let me know if you make them and what you think.

I'm off to find my grater......

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