Healthy Chocolate & Rum Balls

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 Balls
Calories 129 kcal
Author One Clever Chef


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • Optional: 1/2 cup whey protein powder vanilla flavored
  • More Cacao powder for coating


  1. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, blend all of the dry ingredients into a fine flour using a food processor.
  3. Set the coconut oil aside for a couple minutes and let it cool down.
  4. Transfer the dry ingredients to a large bowl then add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and dark rum. Mix well.
  5. Using your hands, roll the preparation into 1-inch balls.
  6. Gently roll the balls into cocoa powder.

Recipe Notes

WARNING: For some people, 4 tablespoons of rum in this recipe might be too much. If you prefer your drinks lighter, I suggest you start with 2 tablespoons, mix, taste and adjust!

Also, protein powder is entirely optional for this recipe. You may replace it with 1 tsp vanilla extract.

If using plant-based protein powder, reduce the amount of almond flour to 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate & Rum Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 Ball)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Potassium 101mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.