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Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Rum Balls are a seasonal favorite with no cooking required.


  • 1/4 cup rum (spiced recommended)
  • 1 cup finely crushed/chopped vanilla wafers
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) light corn syrup


  1. Combine the above ingredients in a bowl. Knead into a ball with smooth consistency. The ball should be slightly wet and sticky to the touch. If too dry, add more corn syrup sparingly as needed. Let ball stand for a few minutes.
  2. Pick off a small piece from the ball and roll it into a ball (3/4 – 1-inch), then roll it in granulated sugar until completely coated. Set it on wax paper and repeat until the all the ball is used.
  3. Put finished rum balls in a sealed container. Though they can be eaten immediately, they develop their full flavor in 1-2 days.

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