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    Bergy's Note:

    These balls are so quick and easy to make. They make a nice addition to the baked goodies that you give as gifts. Make these about a week before you want to serve them as they mellow and the sharp strong alcohol taste blends in more with the other ingredients. Store in a tin with a tight lid. This year I couldn't find the Vanilla wafers so I used chocolate and I like them even more. To form the balls I use two teaspoons as the dough is quite moist. I store them in the freezer - they don't go hard and they are so good ice cold

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    Serves: 24



    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 1/2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (a 250g box of Christies vanilla wafers equals 2 1/2 cups)
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa
    • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
    • 1/2 cup spiced rum (the rum is called Spiced Rum) or 1/2 cup Bourbon
    • 2 tablespoons white corn syrup (one brand is Karo)
    • 1 cup pecans or 1 cup walnuts, broken


    1. 1
      Sift the cocoa with 1 cup sugar.
    2. 2
      Stir in the spiced rum mixed with the syrup.
    3. 3
      Add crushed vanilla wafers and nuts.
    4. 4
      Mix thoroughly.
    5. 5
      Shape mixture into walnut sizes balls and dredge with remaining sugar or leave them plain.
    6. 6
      Store in a tin.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 20, 2001


      Fantastic! Not only are these both fast and easy to make, but the taste is terrific. Two comments: 1) I used a one-inch scoop and my yield was 40 rum balls; and 2) I'd recommend chilling the mixture for 15-30 mins before forming balls as it makes the process easier. Bergy, I'll be making these EVERY Xmas.

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    • on December 21, 2001


      I just finished a double batch and they are wonderful. I'm sure after they set a couple days they will be even better. The refridgeration for 30 min. made forming the balls much easier. I used brandy, only because that is what I prefer. This recipe was fast, easy, and I definitely plan on making them again. I will be putting them out for X-mas before dinner.

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    • on July 14, 2002


      I made one substitute for the rum I used cocoa liquer....yum!

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    Nutritional Facts for Christmas Rum Balls(Or Bourbon Balls)

    Serving Size: 1 (17 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 73.2
    Calories from Fat 29
    Total Fat 3.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 6.7 g
    Protein 0.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vanilla wafers

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