Red Velvet Ginger Rum Balls

Super Bowl party’s should always be equipped with boozy treats; especially for the teams that need that extra boost when down by 10 points late in the game. This recipe will satisfy a chocolate lovers craving, and calm those crazy nerves that always come with any football game. The recipe includes some serious rum love … and even keeps things a wee bit “healthier” with Greek yogurt. Warning: Just one Red Velvet Ginger Rum Ball will not be enough.

Red Velvet Ginger Rum Balls

I’m excited to be a part of the Foodie Football Fans for another round of recipes ready to make your Super Bowl party that much better. Get ready to be hungry. I chose Red Velvet Ginger Rum Balls to celebrate my football teams colors … curious which team I’m rooting for now? Okay, okay, it’s the 49ers. Yes, I know they had a tough year. Which is why they really needed a boozy treat.

Red Velvet Ginger Rum Balls

Yields 45

Red Velvet Ginger Rum Balls

30 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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10 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cold, and cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups 2% Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
Heaping 1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 bottles of red food coloring
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup dark spiced rum
1 1/2 cup white sugar (for rolling balls)
6 ginger cookies, crumbled in food processor (for rolling balls)
1/2 tsp ground ginger (for rolling balls)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Spray 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

In double boiler, on medium heat, melt together chocolate and butter.

In KitchenAid mixing bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cornstarch together well.

Slowly add melted chocolate to batter will mixing on low speed. Next slowly add in red food coloring, and flour.

Pour batter in greased pan, and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until toothpick shows brownies almost done, but with batter still sticking on toothpick.

When brownies are finished cooking, scoop into large bowl, and spread out evenly to cool. You can blast cool the brownies in the freezer, or refrigerator. Once cooled enough to handle, add rum, and mix well.

Grind ginger cookies in food processor, or smash well in bag, the cookies need to be in fine crumbles.

On small plate, or in small bowl, mix together white sugar, ginger cookie crumbles, and ground ginger.

Scoop half tablespoon of batter, and form into ball, roll in sugar ginger mixture.

Chill in refrigerator to firm balls for about two hours.

Keep the red velvet balls in refrigerator since you have yogurt in recipe.

Recipe yields about 45 balls depending on how big you want each ball.

You can add more rum, to make the rum flavor more intense.



Red Velvet Ginger Rum Balls

Now it’s time to start thinking about big game parties and inevitably, the recipes you will make and bring to yours! In preparation, I’ve teamed up with my football blogger friends in one final collaboration to bring you some brilliant big game recipe ideas. We’ve made appetizers, entrees, desserts, and even drinks. Prepare to be inspired, and be sure to check out their links below!

Classic Potato Salad by Celebrating Family
Chili Cheese Burritos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Fruit Spring Rolls with Key Lime Cheesecake Dip by Body Rebooted
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders by Dash of Herbs
Mediterranean Seven Layer Dip by The Culinary Compass
Chicks in a Blanket with Apricot Sauce by Mom’s Messy Miracles
Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili by Beer Girl Cooks
Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Bread by The Life Jolie
Sausage Pepperoni Pizza Dip by Feast + West
Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls by Family Food on the Table
Mini Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls by Honey & Birch
Cookie Dough Cheese Ball by Bread Booze Bacon
Hawaiian Pizza Jalapeno Poppers by Love & Flour
Meatloaf Sliders by Foodtastic Mom
Wonton Taco Cups by A Mind Full Mom
Pancetta and Smoked Mozzarella Arancini by The Secret Ingredient Is
Bean and Cheese Taco Bites by The BakerMama
Monte Cristo Poppers by See Aimee Cook
Chile Beer Sangria by Cake ‘n Knife
Low Carb Stuffed Crust Pizza by Sustaining the Powers
Puff Pastry Pizza Bites by The Mexitalian
No Churn Pistachio Baklava Ice Cream by Club Narwhal
Roasted Jalapeno Poppers by Off the Eaten Path
Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese by Hello Little Home
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Wings by Around My Family Table
Gluten Free Bread Sticks by What A Girl Eats
Cheesy Beef Dip by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs by The Crumby Cupcake
Greek Meatballs by Two Places at Once
Baked Taco Empanadas by Simplify, Live, Love
Cheese Sticks by Coffee Love Travel
Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Meatballs by West via Midwest
Puff Pastry Bacon Pizza Twists by 2 Cookin Mamas
Skillet Chicken Queso Dip by foodbyjonister
Spicy Sausage Rolls by Peanut Blossom
Protein Dark Chocolate Truffles by The Creative Bite
Chickpea Pepper Cheese Poppers by Bucket List Tummy
Maple Cranberry Apple Sangria by Order in the Kitchen
Meyer Lemon Shandies by The Speckled Palate
Game Day Fried Deviled Eggs with Chow Chow Relish by For the Love of Food
Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls by Simple and Savory
Pastrami Nachos by A Little Gathering
Shrimp Ceviche Dip by Glisten and Grace
Football Bourbon Balls + Boozy Lemonade by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Apple Cider Mimosas With A Sparkly Sugar Rim by And She Cooks
Pulled Pork Stuffed Corn Dogs by Nik Snacks
Easy Pepperoni Rolls by Me and My Pink Mixer
Real Boneless Chicken Wings by Macheesmo
Califlower Tater Tots by Living Well Kitchen
Cheeseburger Naan Pizza by Shaws Simple Swaps
Red Velvet Ginger Rum Balls by Cafe Terra
Crab Rangoon by Brunch-n-Bites
Sweet n’ Spicy BBQ Popcorn by Life’s Ambrosia
Buffalo Chicken Rolls by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Crowd Pleasing Steak Fajita Dip by Lizzy is Dizzy
Sriracha Hummus Pinwheel Sandwiches by Casa de Crews
Simlple Meatball Sub Sliders by Loaves & Dishes
Maple-Mustard Bacon Chicken Bites by An Oregon Cottage
Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese & Honey Mustard Dipping Sauces by A Simpler Grace
Ricotta Stuffed Sausage Meatballs by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

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  • Camilla Mann
    We had the same idea!! I'm totally making your version soon.
  • What yummy looking truffles! Pretty color, texture and I know they are going to taste as good as they look.
  • 2pots2cook
    Glad to find you ! Thank you for the idea !