Peppermint rum balls are a perfect quick and easy holiday treat. Full of peppermint flavor, they are great for making ahead and having on hand when you need a little sweet.


-- Vanilla wafer cookies -- Pecans or walnuts, toasted -- Powdered sugar -- Salt -- Peppermint extract -- White rum -- Light corn syrup -- Sugar or crushed candy canes

STEP 1 Combine vanilla wafer cookies and nuts in bowl of a food processor.

STEP 2 Grind cookies and nuts until they look like coarse sand.

STEP 3 Add rum, corn syrup and peppermint extract to bowl. Mix, then add cookie and nut mixture. Combine, then refrigerate.

STEP 4 Use a small cookie scoop (1 tbsp. size), portion rum balls and roll into smooth balls.

STEP 5 Toss in powdered or granulated sugar or crushed candy canes and place on parchment-lined sheet pan.

Whether you are bringing cookies to your neighbor, or shipping across the country, these rum balls are great for sharing.