This recipe here officially marks the second Monday in a row where I have thrown a little rum into the mix. I think this nutritionista spent a little to much time sunning and funning it up in St. Lucia. But you know what? You know me better than to think I play by any rules and a little rum mixed into chocolate once in a while, is super deliciousness. So take a deep breath and get your ‘alcohol is the devil‘ evil nutrition eye outta here! These chocolate cranberry blossoms – infused with some rum – are packed with flavour.
The thing about this chocolate covered cup-o-love is that there isn’t much rum and it is the most decadent piece of brilliance I have come up with in ages. And I write this as a giant bottle of rum stares me in the face. I suppose it may be time that I explain why I even have it kicking around these parts, given that hard liquor isn’t really my cup of tea.
While we were down in St. Lucia, my mom celebrated her 59th birthday. Yes, my mother is hot to trot at 59 and she wanted some rum to celebrate and so that is just what we did.
Hence this chocolate bliss concoction.
These chocolate cranberry blossoms are packed with beneficial ingredients and if you lined this chocolate cup up with 95% of the other confections in the supermarket, booze or not, it would come out ahead!
How to Make Cranberry Blossoms, With Or Without Rum
What I did was I soaked some raisins and cranberries in a dilution of rum and water – and that rehydrated the fruit. That was the use of the rum. Just for flavour. And flavour it gave, flavour it gave!
I then strained out the rehydrated rum/water plumped fruits and processed it with some coconut and that is what formed the soft centres of this chocolate treat. Of course, if you’d like to skip the rum you can soak these in warm water, some dairy-free milk or a herbal tea of choice.
When was all said and done, they did remind a little of those Cherry Blossom chocolates they always had (maybe still do) at corner stores. My brother used to love those. I’d like to think that mine are similar but waaaaaay better.
If you are doing this with your kiddies I would leave out the rum, just a suggestion.
And if you love the sound of this recipe, or even more, the taste, be sure to give these chocolate treats a try!
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If you could eat chocolate with anyone in the world, who would it be?