Paleo Rum Balls

Paleo Rum Balls

Eating Paleo doesn’t mean missing out on the sweeter things in life, as with everything there needs to be a balance to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Today we have a visitor submitted recipe for Paleo Rum Balls (though we’ve left the rum out in our example) which I think everyone will love.

The best part of this recipe is the versatility; feel free to¬†experiment with different types of nuts and different ratios of ingredients (although we think this recipe has a great balance). Instead of serving as balls you can compress the mixture in the base of a spring form tin to use as a base of a paleo cake or dessert. If you’re not a fan of dates swap these out for dried apricots or other dried fruits. If your sweet tooth really needs to be satisfied add some pieces of dark chocolate – the options are almost endless.

To transform this recipe in to the aforementioned Rum Balls just substitute some of the coconut milk for Jamaican rum.

Now, before the recipe – and I don’t want to overstate things – but this is the best Paleo Rum Ball recipe that I’ve seen. I urge everyone to give it a try for their next batch of sweets or treats.

Paleo Rum Balls
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  • 1 Cup of Almonds
  • 1 Cup of Pitted Dates
  • ½ Cup of Shredded Coconut
  • ½ Cup of Desiccated Coconut
  • ½ Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  1. Place the Coconut Milk in the fridge to let the thick part settle at the top.
  2. Combine the almonds, dates, shredded coconut and cocoa powder in a food processor and blend until the nuts have broken up into small pieces and the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Continuing to blend, add the thick portion of the coconut milk and combine with the mixture.
  4. Add enough coconut milk to make the mixture sticky. You may need to move the mixture to a bowl and finish combining by hand.
  5. Spread the desiccated coconut onto a plate, roll the mixture into evenly sized balls and coat the outside in desiccated coconut. (I use a ½ or full tablespoon per ball)
  6. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.
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  • James Tappenden

    This is the business. So easy and so tasty. This is the best recipie for paleo rum balls i’ve found.
    It’s still good without the cocoa powder but best if you include it.