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recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Vegetable oil, cooking spray
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped or a half a bag of chips
3 large eggs
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 cup AP flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of dark rum
Coarse sanding sugar, for rollingWhat you do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. Melt the butter and chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Whisk together the 3 eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in your chocolate mixture, then fold in flour.
Let cool completely on a wire rack.
Break up the brownie into small pieces and transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
With machine on low speed, pour in the dark rum, and mix until crumbs start to come together to form a ball.
Shape into 1-inch balls, and roll in sanding sugar to coat. This recipe makes 4 dozen rum balls. I divided my dough into fourths and then shaped each fourth into 12 balls. Transfer to a baking sheet; refrigerate the rum balls uncovered, until cold, about 2 hours. Can be served chilled or at room temperature.