Holiday Rum Balls Recipe

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Holiday Rum Balls Recipe
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Holiday Rum Balls Recipe

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I use this recipe for special occasions with my wonderful family and friends. They're so easy to make and pack a festive rum punch. — Diane Duschanek, Council Bluffs, Iowa
MAKES:
33 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min.
MAKES:
33 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and cocoa until blended. Add crushed wafers and walnuts; toss to combine. In another bowl, mix corn syrup and rum; stir into wafer mixture.
Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container. Yield: About 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Rum Balls in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p46

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  1. In a large bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and cocoa until blended. Add crushed wafers and walnuts; toss to combine. In another bowl, mix corn syrup and rum; stir into wafer mixture.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container. Yield: About 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Rum Balls in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p46

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 279591
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2017

"I've been making rum balls as part of my Christmas cookie trays since 1973. I used this recipe this year, but prefer mine, which uses chocolate cookies, brownies, and basically the same other ingredients, but in different proportions. This is a good recipe, however, and I'm sure my family and guests will love them!"

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LorrieNey User ID: 5000819 278653
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2017

"These cookies rock. And yes you can use chocolate wafers, rum flavoring, etc. also graham crackers or animal crackers. The idea for these ball cookies is the same. When switching out the vanilla wafers donut ounce for ounce. And equal liquid for liquids."

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Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 278465
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

"When I was in high school, a friend gave me one of these cookies & I was hooked on them! My mom let me make them for Christmas that year, but I had to use brandy because my parents never drank rum & that's all I had! They were heavenly! I told my dad he had to wait a few weeks to let them "ripen." When he tried one, he couldn't believe how strong the brandy flavor was in them--but he loved them! Now, 45 years later, I make these every year for my oldest daughter! They are one of her favorite cookies. I like them with rum or brandy. I suspect you can use any liquor you'd like!"

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 215105
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"Great candy to take to a Holiday party! Followed the recipe, easy to assemble and looked elegant. Makes a wonderful gift or to be passed around at a party. Claasic recipe and a classic taste!"

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glitterchatter User ID: 2651232 214962
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"If only I had followed the recipe? Instead, my vanilla wafer box was 11 oz. rather than the 12 oz. of the recipe. Also, because I like rum, I followed another reviewer who doubled the recipe's amount. Ugh, way too strong for me! I had to throw the rum balls away. I will try this again, but I'll stick to the success stories of the original ingredients."

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[email protected] User ID: 6824185 121777
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"These turned out very good! I will be making these again for years too come!! If you like rum you will love these little balls of fun!"

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Gausedonna User ID: 7523918 183952
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"Does anyone know if u can get non-alcoholic rum?"

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redcow User ID: 47124 181163
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I have made this basic recipe for several years. This time I followed the changes suggested by Cruella747 and I am very pleased with the finished product. They will go on the Christmas cookie plates that I give away."

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Cruella747 User ID: 4684922 194217
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I have the same recipe, made them for the first time this year. EXCELLENT! Everyone that tasted them requested more for next year! I too will double or maybe even triple the recipe. The only difference is I used 1/2c Dark Rum and only 2 Tbls corn syrup."

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[email protected] User ID: 7010738 196837
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012 Edited Dec. 15, 2014

"do it avery year"

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