Grain-Free Tropical Chocolate Rum Balls

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Every holiday platter should include chocolate rum balls. So if you are looking for a bit of sweetness after dinner, these grain-free tropical chocolate rum balls are just what you need to satisfy the craving.

The healthy ingredients in these tropical rum balls!


tropical chocolate rum balls in a bowl


The chocolaty grain-free rum balls are made with almond flour, pure cocoa, nuts, pineapple and rum. The sweetness comes from dates and pineapple, so there is no need to add a sweetener. If you love rum balls, try our Gluten-Free Coffee Rum Balls…so good!

What gives these rum balls the tropical flavour?

The two ingredients that give these chocolate rum balls the tropical flavour are pineapple and rum. Both ingredients are well known on tropical islands such as Hawaii or the Caribbean islands.

The best part about this tropical rum ball recipe is that you will need only seven ingredients. And you don’t even need an oven. How simple is that?

This recipe is acceptable on a gluten-free, paleo and raw diet. The best part about these insanely good rum balls is, they are considered healthy. How fantastic is that? A dessert that is not only delicious but healthy too.


  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup roughly chopped dried pineapple
  • 1/2 cup pure cocoa powder plus some for dusting
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • Zest of 1 lemon
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  • Place dates in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain
  • Add dates to a food processor and process until a thick paste forms
  • Add balance of ingredients and pulse until the mixture is fairly smooth
  • Shape mixture into walnut size balls and dust with cocoa powder
  • Store in an airtight container for a minimum of 24 hours before serving
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