Bacardi Rum Balls

Mary R Morris Recipe

By Mary R Morris photosister

makes 2/12 dozen
10 Min
Stove Top

This is off a recipe booklet from Barcardi ,that I picked up at a store around Christmas in 1974.My brother John Pierson loved rum ball's and I made these for him every Christmas .The longer they set the better they get..Not that he ever let them set long...

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1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs(i use a good brand)about 50 cookies
1/4 cup of bacardi dark rum -any good brand will do at least 80 proof
8 oz ground walnuts(2 cups)-do not use pecans
confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup of honey

Directions Step-By-Step

Combime all ingredients ,except powered sugar ,blend thorougly.Shape into small balls about 1 inch in diameter .Roll in the powered sugar.Store in tightly covered container.Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #balls, #rum

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Julia Ferguson judyjellybean
Oct 10, 2011
Mary, This recipe is just a little different than the one I've made, I think mine has karo in it to combine the ingredients. Will have to give this one a try. Thanks!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Oct 10, 2011
Yum Mary- you came up with a good one. Thanks for sharing.
Sue Glover WickerLuvr
Oct 11, 2011
I love Rum Balls!! I've never had the recipe to make them UNTIL now!!! I have a pint bottle of rum (never opened) that is now 18 yrs old!! Should make some AWESOME Rum Balls! Thanks for sharing!
Roy Pierson rpiernet
Dec 11, 2014
Mary these have to be good if ur Bro John Pierson Loved them.
I'm a Pierson also lol
Mary R Morris photosister
Dec 11, 2014
Thank you ,yes John Pierson loved them .Every year I made them for him no matter where I wasin fact he use to call me a few week before Christmas to "gently "remind me ....
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