Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

My husband's Aunt Vi was a fabulous cook. If there was anything guaranteed at Christmas, it was her potent rumballs. These do pack a punch. This is one treat that's 'Adults Only'. I'm very happy to be able to carry on the tradition.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 12 cups icing sugar, divided
  • 1 12 cups pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 14 cup rum


  1. In a large bowl, mix together wafer crumbs, 1 cup of icing sugar, pecans and cocoa.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together syrup and rum.
  3. Stir the syrup mixture into the dry ingredients until well combined.
  4. Form into 1" balls, and roll in the remaining 1/2 cup of icing sugar.
  5. Store in an air tight container.


Most Helpful

These taste great! I made them for hubby, and I'm sure he's going to love them. I will make them again, but I think next time I will roll them in chocolate splinters, as they keep going sticky, no matter how many rolls they get in icing sugar. Great recipe, thabks for sharing! [Made for Aus/NZ Swap]

Sara 76 October 05, 2009

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