92 Reviews

I made several batches of "Christmas Balls" for giving this year...

A double batch as the recipe is written (I used Rebel Yell whiskey) and

A single batch made with graham crackers, pecans, and Sailor Jerry spiced rum. I had to use raw honey instead of Karo for this batch when rainstorms kept me from going to town for supplies.

All of the Christmas Balls were received and consumed with happy hearts and happy taste buds! One tin of Bourbon Balls went to a "very senior" friend who loved the Bourbon Balls his late wife used to make. He was tickled pink when he opened the tin and caught a whiff of the whiskey fumes. :-)

Bergy, thank you for posting this delightful and delicious recipe.

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CHERI LYNN L. December 31, 2012

I have made these to go with my Christmas gifts this year.They are very easy to make.My boyfriend loved them.I found them a little too strong for my taste,perhaps because I'm not a big rum drinker.

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LuuvBunny December 22, 2011

My Dad wanted rum balls, just like Grandma use to make...and these are the ones!! I had to skip the nuts (Dad preference) and I used Myers Rum...Delicious!! Rolled in powdered sugar...and packed to ship to California!! Thank you Bergy!!

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katie in the UP November 28, 2011

Everyone loves these. Easy to make & great frozen.

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ssladybug March 30, 2010

perfect! great when frozen, and lasts several days. very simple to make, too!

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poppy_cooks February 01, 2010

These were so delicious...I made them for Christmas about a week ahead of time and had to make more because they got nibbled on and were nearly gone! I made two small modifications to the recipe as printed. I added slightly more wafer crumbs so that the mixture was not as wet, maybe just a tablespoon or two. The dough rolled into balls much more nicely and held together really well. I also cut the size of the balls in half, opting for about a malted milk ball sized cookie. These bite-sized gems were a perfect addition to my cookie platter. Definitely make this recipe when you want to add something special!

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filegirl16 December 23, 2009

Quick, easy, delicious. Used for a cookie exchange and got rave reviews.

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Dutchesz December 22, 2009

These are a great rum ball. I had a golden rum but made as written. They are so smooth tasting. Love them. This will replace my other recipe that I have been making for over twenty years. Try this one!

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adopt a greyhound December 19, 2009

so goooooood! A little sticky, but could be my fault.

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Kobi Brock December 18, 2009
Christmas Rum Balls(Or Bourbon Balls)