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  1. Hi, looking forward to making these! Could I make them with normal rum rather than rum extract? I can’t find rum extract anywhere!

    1. That would be fine 🙂 You will, however, need to add more (normal) rum to it. This will make the mix softer (as there is more liquid in it) so just add more desiccated coconut and almonds. Let me know how they turn out!

  2. Hi,
    These look delicious ! And I can’t wait to try them for the holidays.
    This recipe calls for “10 medjool dates”.
    If I used regular pitted dates how much would I need measured by a cup ?
    And thanks for this great recipe. ?

    1. I haven’t personally tried it with normal pitted dates but you will need to soften them a little. I would start with about 15-20. To soften them, pour boiling water over them and let them sit for about 10 minutes and drain them really well before use. If the mixture is too wet, add in a little more of the almonds or coconut to absorb the moisture. Let me know how it turns out!

  3. Love Love Love These!
    Have made them many times….. always a hit. I’ve been using good quality cocoa powder to finish it up then will switch to cacao powder. Also use real rum! Yum Yum !

  4. I tried these at a Christmas gathering recently when you brought them along Ruth, and they were really yummy, thanks for the recipe! These are nicer than traditional rumballs, and more healthy. I was actually a bit surprised to find how good they are!

  5. Thank you so much! My son and I made these for our family Christmas party and they were a huge hit! I’ll definitely be making these again ????