Rum Balls

Rum Balls created by Pvt Amys Mom

This is from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking, edited by Charlotte Turgeon. When I was married, I made these for one of my ex's Oddfellow meetings. They went over quite well. Then I sent the recipe to a friend, who had his first batch...'appropriated.' The rum balls will keep several weeks in an airtight container, but I've never had them last that long. It's a simple and easy recipe to make, and goes well in both high-class and casual situations. Enjoy!

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  • Combine cookie crumbs, sugar, 1 cup chopped walnuts, corn syrup, rum and cocoa.
  • Mix well.
  • Form into 1 inch balls.
  • Roll balls in reserved walnuts.
  • Set aside to air dry for about an hour.
  • Store in an airtight container.
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"This is from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking, edited by Charlotte Turgeon. When I was married, I made these for one of my ex's Oddfellow meetings. They went over quite well. Then I sent the recipe to a friend, who had his first batch...'appropriated.' The rum balls will keep several weeks in an airtight container, but I've never had them last that long. It's a simple and easy recipe to make, and goes well in both high-class and casual situations. Enjoy!"

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  1. nekogoddess
    I just made these. I live in Tasmania and they dont have vanilla wafers so I used coffee milk bisquits and butter shortbread cookies. I didnt have cocoa powder so i omitted it in the first batch and put it in the second. Wow both are great.. and Easy.. but make alot cause ya paws are gonna get into it..and so is the partner.
  2. ITRIEDIT
    I tried it and these are fantastic! At my husband's urging, I used leftover brownie that I'd made a few days before. Broke them into pieces and followed the receipe exactly. Completely and totally beyond DELISH!! Thanks for posting!!
  3. cookin_court
    THIS IS THE BEST RUM BALL RECIPE EVER!!!! I've tried some recipes in the past that were way too messy and sticky. I didn't look forward to making them again. I only did it because my mother asked me to bring them to our Christmas gathering. I didn't see what the big deal was and why people loved them so. Now I know! The consistency is PERFECT for rolling into balls. The taste is fantastic! I hear that they taste better after a couple of days in an airtight container. Looking forward to that. Thanks for a perfect recipe.
  4. WildLightning
    These are amazing! I love rum balls, but I have never made them, so I had no idea what goes into them. I had to add a little more cookie crumbs to make it a good consistency, and I rolled them in powdered sugar instead of walnuts (personal preference), and they were amazing! I had a hard time keeping my paws off them, since I had made them for gifts! I need to make another batch soon.
  5. WildLightning
    These are amazing! I love rum balls, but I have never made them, so I had no idea what goes into them. I had to add a little more cookie crumbs to make it a good consistency, and I rolled them in powdered sugar instead of walnuts (personal preference), and they were amazing! I had a hard time keeping my paws off them, since I had made them for gifts! I need to make another batch soon.
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