Rum Balls

"My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me. She makes them for special occasions. Use good quality rum."
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Ready In:
3-4 dozen




  • Crush vanilla wafers to a fine crumb.
  • In a large bowl combine wafer crumbs, honey, rum, and nuts.
  • Stir to form a stiff sticky dough.
  • Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar.
  • Store in an air-tight container.

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  1. Ackman
    Give your sister-in-law a big KISS!!! These are wonderful!!! We prefer Pecans over Walnuts, so that's what I used. I also try to avoid using corn syrup (YUK) as much as possible & I had plenty of honey, so that worked out just fine. I added 2 T. HERSHEY's UNsweetened Cocao to the powdered sugar (1 c.) YUMMY!!! THANKS for sharing!!!
  2. m0m
    Yummy! With honey and walnuts you can almost fool yourself that these are healthy- at least they are a healthier version of a holiday treat!
  3. A and P B.
    Always remember.... the better the rum, the better the rum balls!! Go with a dark, aged or GOOD flavored rum. (All white rum is too harsh!!)
  4. Halima Dances
    These are always popular with my family and friends. I measure one pound of walnuts but otherwise use all other measurements as written. I love that they are simple and don't contain corn syrup, which is flavorless. The honey adds a nice mellowness to the flavor. I use Bacardi rum but I bet a good vanilla rum would be tasty as well.


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