Easy Rum Balls Recipe for the Holidays

Traditional Rum Balls

This easy rum balls recipe is a tasty holiday treat for grown-ups only! A traditional, no-bake recipe. 

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12 ounces vanilla wafer cookies 1 1/4 cups pecans 1.5 cups powdered sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 cup dark rum 2 tbsp. light corn syrup or honey 1/2 cup granulated sugar


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Step 1

Grind cookies & nuts In the bowl of a food processor, combine cookies and nuts, then process vanilla wafers and pecans until finely ground.

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Step 2

Combine sugar, salt and spice In a large bowl, sift together 1 cup powdered sugar, salt and allspice.

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Make rum ball mixture Add rum, corn syrup and spices to bowl, then add cookie and nut mixture. Cover and refrigerate rum ball mixture.

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Step 3

Form rum balls Using a small cookie scoop, portion rum balls and roll into smooth balls. Toss in sugar mixture and place on parchment-lined sheet pan.

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Step 4

Rum balls can be rolled in anything from regular sugar or powdered sugar to nonpareils or colored sanding sugar for a more festive look.

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