Recipe Post - Chocolate Rum Pecan Balls

by: Heather on 12/16/2008
Posted in: Cooking

To help get you in the holiday spirit, here's a perfect vegan recipe from ExtraVeganZa for a festive cookie to make on special occasions - rich with rum, chocolate and ground pecans. Hold the diet!

Chocolate Rum Pecan Balls


  • 2 cups spelt flour (500 ml)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (1 ml)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (2 ml)
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder (or carob powder) (80 ml)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract (30 ml)
  • ½ cup dark or light rum (125 ml)
  • ½ cup canola oil or other natural oil (125 ml)
  • 1 cup organic sugar (250 ml)
  • 2 tbsp powdered grain beverage(coffee substitute) (30 ml)
  • ⅔ cup pecans, finely ground (160 ml)

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt cinnamon, and cocoa. In a separate medium-size bowl, combine the vanilla, rum, oil, sugar, grain beverage and pecans, whisking together until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and combine together thoroughly. Roll dough into small balls and place on 2 cookie sheets 1/2 inch apart. Bake one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes at 350 deg. Fahrenheit. Remove from oven and transfer balls to a wire rack to cool. Bake the remaining cookies in the same fashion.

Makes about 60 small balls.

For more excellent vegetarian recipes with a focus on eating healthily and sustainably, check out ExtraVeganZa by Laura Matthias - it makes a great gift for the cook in your life!



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