Rum Balls

Rum Balls Recipe

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Jeanna Mills


Our family loves this treat. It's definitely an adult treat, but you can also make it kid friendly.

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2 1/2 c
crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers)
1 c
ground pecans
1 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
cocoa powder
2 tsp
cocoa powder
1/4 c
dark rum
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
crushed wafers and confectioners sugar

How to Make Rum Balls


  • 1In a large mixing bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans, confectioners sugar and cocoa (yes 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons. I don't know why the extra but it makes a BIG difference.)
  • 2Mix the rum, the honey, and water; stir into dry mixture. Mixture should be moist enough to form balls.
  • 3Shape into balls the size of small walnuts. Roll in extra confectioners sugar or extra wafer crumbs.
  • 4Store in airtight container. The longer they set, the better (and STRONGER) they get.

    You can also cover them in your favorite chocolate covering. If you prefer a nonalcoholic recipe, substitute the rum with orange concentrate and a splash of rum extract.

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About Rum Balls

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers, Candies
Hashtag: #rum

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