Rum Balls are so easy to make! They are a lovely addition to a home made gift basket or to take as a hostess gift.
1 cup raisins, chopped
1/2 cup plain flour or almond meal
1/2 cup cocoa
125 g melted butter
2 Tbl rum
2 ts vanilla
Coconut to coat
Combine all ingredients. Roll into balls and coat in coconut.
This White Christmas Crackles recipe adds a splash of holiday season colour with the addition of pistachios and dried cranberries.
2 x 180g blocks white chocolate, broken up
80g dried cranberries, chopped
100g rice puffs
Line a tin with baking paper. Set chocolate over boiling water until melted. Set aside for 5 minutes and stir until smooth. Add cranberries, pistachios and rice puffs. Stir until well combine. Spoon into prepared tin, and refrigerate. Once set, cut into squares.
To make vanilla, simply pour vodka over a vanilla bean. That’s it. What could be easier? Use an interesting bottle or jar if you are giving it as a gift. Make it a month or so ahead of when you need it. Home made vanilla darkens as the weeks pass, and gets better with age.