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    Bourbon (Rum) Balls (No Bake Cookies)

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    Rita~'s Note:

    These I make my request of my sis Lydia. Her favorite! I've also use walnuts. The food processor make this so very easy!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    balls

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place wafers and pecans in food processor and pulse till crumbly.
    2. 2
      Add remaining ingredients and pulse till smooth.
    3. 3
      Shape into balls about 1 inch in diameter.
    4. 4
      Roll in powdered sugar and chill.
    5. 5
      This mixture is sticky, so keep finger and palms of hands dusted with sugar while shaping cookies.
    6. 6
      It helps if hands and kitchen is cool.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2011

      55

      These were totally awesome! They went like hotcakes at my office party today. I used food service gloves when I made the cookies into balls--voila! no sticking! After I chilled them for about an hour, I re-rolled them in the powdered sugar, as the powdered sugar from the first roll got absorbed. They were much better after sitting overnight in the fridge. I got 34 1" rum balls out of the recipe.

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    • on December 21, 2012

      55

      All I have to say is MMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!
      I did not find they needed to mellow, they were fine as is. I also didn't experience the dough sticking to my hands.

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    • on December 12, 2012

      55

      I ended up making these twice because of a stupid mistake. Probably nobody but me will do this, but I might as well confess. First of all, vanilla wafers are not sold in Japan, where I live. I decided to substitute a different kind of crisp cookie. The first time, I bought cookies at a neighborhood bakery. Several people have given the weight of the cookies, so I thought it would work. The cookies were in little bags with a small pouch of dessicant. Well, long story short, I luckily tasted the mixture left in the bowl after making balls. What was that hard stuff? Yes, it was beads of silica gel. Oops. So anyway, I started again today. I do think I learned something from the first experience (besides not using ingredients not called for, especially if they are inedible.) So I toasted the pecans and chopped them separately because I wanted some crunch. I broke up the cookies in the food processor, added the cocoa and powdered sugar and transferred it all to a bowl. I then cautiously added the liquids and stirred in the nuts. This time I used packaged Langue de Chat cookies, which didn't have dessicant. Although I was worried about the mixture getting sticky, it was perfect with the amounts given. I used white rum. I have tasted these, and they seem quite good, but do need some time for the flavor to develop. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bourbon (Rum) Balls (No Bake Cookies)

    Serving Size: 1 (415 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 147.6
     
    Calories from Fat 59
    40%
    Total Fat 6.6 g
    10%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 3.5 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.8 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 11.5 g
    46%
    Protein 1.0 g
    2%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vanilla wafers

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