Bourbon (Rum) Balls (No Bake Cookies)

"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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Ready In:
12-24 balls




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

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  1. Loves2Cook!
    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.
  2. Bridget Elaine
    What a great recipe! I used the food processor to chop the pecans and the cookies and the just threw everything on top and pulsed till it came together. Used a small ice cream scoopto ball the cookies and they turned out perfect, no sticky or any other problems.
  3. Chef PotPie
    I just came back to this recipe as I am planning my gift baskets for the holidays. I forgot to review it last year! This is so easy and quick and OH SO TASTY! I used Myers dark rum and a 12 oz box of Nillas were just right. Everyone loved them last year, and honestly, I could eat these until I pass out!!! LOL. Another winner Rita!
  4. lorri70
    Super good and so easy! I made these ahead of time and allowed them to sit in the fridge in a sealed container for 3 days before handing them out to my friends and family...Lots of requests for more! <br/><br/>Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe.
  5. lil Lori
    All I have to say is MMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!<br/>I did not find they needed to mellow, they were fine as is. I also didn't experience the dough sticking to my hands.


  1. dianebencrist_89406
    this is a great recipe, but do as the reader suggested and chill the dough before making into balls. also grease your hands. I made them with chocolate cookies instead of vanilla and added no cocoa and rolled them in pecans--yummy!



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