by Genesee Country Village & Museum
These rum balls are made extra special with the addition of American Heritage® Chocolate, whose spice profile works well with the flavors of dark rum
Whip butter and add the sifted cacao powder and rum a little at a time while mixing.
Melt the American Heritage® Chocolate drink mix in a double boiler; let the melted chocolate cool a bit then add to the butter with the peeled and finely ground hazelnuts (you can use a blender or coffee grinder for this).
Add some sifted powdered sugar to the mixture while kneading the dough. Keep adding powdered sugar gradually until the mixture has absorbed it well and begins to firm up.
Form small balls and roll them in the chocolate sprinkles.
Let the balls air dry then refrigerate in an airtight container.