Christmas Rum Balls(Or Bourbon Balls)

"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"
 
Christmas Rum Balls(Or Bourbon Balls) created by Marg CaymanDesigns
Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
2 dozen
Serves:
24
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ingredients

  • 2 12 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (a 250g box of Christies vanilla wafers equals 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 14 cups icing sugar
  • 12 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
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directions

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

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  1. Jill G.
    Do we store these in the fridge if just made and will take to a party in 2 days? Thanks!
     
  2. m8kithapn
    Can you make this without the nuts?
     
  3. Adrienne T.
    Hi, I can't wait to make these! I am wondering when you substituted the Vanilla wafers for chocolate wafers if you still added the cocoa? Thanks!
     
  4. JR888
    Has anybody tried using crushed graham crackers instead of Vanilla Wafers?
     
  5. Steven D.
    This simply the best rum ball recipe I have ever tried. This is now the only rumba recipe I will ever use.
     

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