Today marks the last day of our 24 days of togetherness. It’s been so fun and Jesse and I will definitely do it again next year. I filled you in last week through day 16, but here’s what was chosen for our remaining days (minus today):
Day 17: Watch Scrooged
Day 18: Partner smash, 5 minutes each (by “smash,” we mean myofascial release)
Day 19: Go out for a cocktail
Day 20: Share the top 3 things you want for Christmas (idea was to think BIG!)
Day 21: Go see Pioneer Square tree lights
Day 22: Go to the movies (again!)
Day 23: Go on an urban hike (we had to save it for today, so we’re hiking around nearby neighborhoods later to look at Christmas lights)
Day 24: TBD…I’m at work and it’s Jesse’s turn to pick! I won’t know until later.
Anyway, as I mentioned last week, we made paleo rum balls for day seven of our little game. I promised I would share the recipe, so here you have it. It may or may not be too late to make these for Christmas, but there’s always New Year’s! This was my first attempt at making rum balls of any sort and I think it was my first time tasting some too. Jesse and I both enjoyed the strong rum flavor and slight sweetness. The rum definitely stands out, especially since these don’t bake at all (and really, rum balls shouldn’t be baked). I even thought about renaming these boozy balls instead!
Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!
Adapted from this recipe.
- 1 cup blanched almond flour (I like this brand)
- Heaping 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Dash of sea salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
- 1/4 cup gold rum (sometimes also called amber rum)
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2-3 Tbsp raw honey or more to taste
- Extra unsweetened shredded coconut or cocoa/cacao powder for rolling, optional
- Place all ingredients in a food processor. Puree and blend everything into a thick, soft mixture.
- Roll into tablespoon-sized balls. Note, the oil from the rum balls will keep the dough from sticking to your fingers.
- Dust finished balls with shredded coconut or extra cocoa powder, if desired. Place on a plate and chill in the refrigerator before serving.
Yields: ~20 balls