Coconut Almond Rum Balls! Glutenfree. Vegan Mofo Iron Chef Challenge 3. and rescue feature.

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I couldnt do last weeks VeganMofo Iron chef with Banana and coffee.. but this week its Coconut!!
I posted my Candied lime coconut almond cookies with coconut oil, an hour before the Iron Chef got posted:(. So I am not sure if that will be included.. so here is another entry..
Almost Raw, Glutenfree, Rummmmm ballls!

And also a rescue feature today. Scroll down to read more about Old Dog Haven!
  • 2/3+ cup dry coconut small flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons oats
  • 2/3 cup almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon warm coconut oil
  • 3 Tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Agave or maple syrup ( or any thick sugar/sweet syrup)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Rum
  • cocoa powder, coconut flakes or melted vegan chocolate for rolling
  1. Grind the almonds to a coarse powder (some of it will start sticking because of the released oil).
  2. Add oats and 1/4 cup coconut flakes and grind all together again.
  3. In a bowl, add this clumpy mixture, rum, oil, salt and agave and mix.
  4. Grind the raw sugar to a fine powder and add to the bowl.
  5. Mix and keep adding coconut flakes till you get a soft dough. Adjust sweetness by adding more powdered sugar or agave.
  6. Chill for half an hour.
  7. Make balls and roll in coconut flakes, or cocoa powder or cover in melted chocolate!
  8. These are very flexible balls.. Add some chocolate chips or pistachios in the middle. Substitute rum with fave essence/extract(a few drops of rose, vanilla, kewra or a pinch or cardamom) to make them into festive Indian sweet balls ( Laddoo)! Add a little more agave syrup and a few drops of water if substituting rum to help get the balls together.

Old Dog Haven is a wonderful set of people working to help Washington state's homeless Senior dogs, sometimes out of state dogs too!
They also assist in senior dog placement.Their goal "To provide a loving, safe home for senior dogs abandoned at this stage of their lives. When we have room, and the means, we take these dogs into our homes; if possible we adopt out those with a reasonable life-expectancy. We care for the rest as long as they have good quality of life. In addition, we try to assist owners in finding new homes for their senior dogs through our website and referrals"


Happy Sunday! Make these minus the rum into Coconut Laddoos! Happy Deepawali to everyone! Check out my Indian Sweets round up here for vegan Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, besan laddoos and more..

Also sending it to Healing Foods Coconut at saffronstreaks, originally at Cooking with Siri


  1. Those rum balls look amazing, and Old Dog Haven warms the cockles of my heart.

  2. I am so making those! Ultra yum!
    I love all your animal work. You're an angel.
    Love & hugs! xox

  3. Awsm.. it should get accepted .. you have done such an amazing job at it!

  4. thank you Celyn! Yes, Old Dog Haven is an amazing rescue.

    Thanks Savannah. xoxo back to u!

    Thanks Kankana. Its a fun challenege every week!:)

  5. Mmmmm...Rum Balls! Those always make me think of Christmas, which is getting closer I guess. :)

  6. These look so the amazing job you are doing with vegan indian cuisine..kudos!

  7. Your recipe makes a wonderful present to my cousin Kaye who is vegan.

    Thank for sharing this just enough time for holiday gift-giving.

  8. Those rum balls look so yum! First time here, I do not know how I missed this blog for so long. Happy Diwali to you!

  9. Rum balls! Mmmmm. Perfect and delicious.

  10. Ah, those look like the perfect little indulgence!

  11. Thank you Heather and Tanvi!

    Thanks Annapet, hope Kaye loves these!

  12. Thank you LifenSPice.. Happy Diwali to you too!

    Thanks Anuradha and Nikki@Coldandsleepy!

  13. These look incredible! I'm a bit skeeeeered of rum, but reckon I coudl sub in something like almond extract to suit my tastes most perfectly :D

  14. wow these coconut rum balls looks really incredible. amazing

    thank u so much for sending these beauties to the event : healing foods

    Happy Diwali

  15. Thanks Hannah! These balls are inspired by all your raw fun creations! u can leave out the rum for sure.. :)

  16. thanks Sukanya. yes these balls are definitely addictive and yummy. thanks for hosting the healing foods event!

  17. These look lovely, thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  18. I will definitely try your version of rum balls this holiday. It's much healthier than my mom's recipe, so I won't feel guilty when I eat about 10 of them, lol. Thank you for sharing another great recipe!! Oh and those puppies....precious

  19. Thanks Winnie, Melynda and Amee!


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