Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


Rum flavor comes through nicely in these traditional Christmas sweets.  Roll half in powdered sugar and the other half in crushed vanilla wafers for visual appeal.

Audrey Larzon                                                                                   Bloomington, Minnesota

Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls

2 ½ cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers)

1 cup ground pecan

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. baking cocoa

¼ cup rum

3 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. water

Additional confectioners’ sugar and/or crushed vanilla wafers

In a large bowl, combine the water crumbs, pecans, confectioners’ sugar and cocoa.  Combine the rum, honey and water; stir into crumb mixture.

Shape into 1 inch balls.  Roll in additional confectioners’ sugar and/or wafer crumbs.  Store in an airtight container.

Tip:  To save time and eliminate the mess, I place the sugar in a resealable plastic bag, add the cooled cookies and turn the bag a couple times.  You can sugar-coat the cookies without getting your fingers sticky.

(Recipe for Rum Balls was in Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies & Candies, December 31, 2012 issue)

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