- 2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers)
- 1 cup ground pecans
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup rum
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- Additional confectioners' sugar and/or crushed vanilla wafers
- In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans, confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Combine the rum, honey and water; stir into crumb mixture.
- Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar and/or wafer crumbs. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Reviews forRum Balls
"I make these multiple times a year. During the fall, I use graham crackers. Winter and spring, vanilla wafers. I have never had an issue with this recipe. Depending on my mood, I will use flavored vodka in place of the rum. Vanilla wafers and Godiva vodka, yum! Wafers or graham crackers with kahlua, yum! The possibilities are endless! Definitely one of my favorite recipes."
"This was my first time making rum balls. I wanted to add something different to my holiday cookie trays that I give out as gifts; based on the amazing reviews I decided to give this recipe a try. I have to admit that I was disappointed. I added a little extra rum in place of the water as some other reviewers did, but other than that followed the recipe. I didn't have any problems, I just didn't think they were that good. I will most likely not make these again."
"These Rum Balls were easy to make and are delicious -- I just finished making them today. I added 1/4 cup more baking cocoa and 2 tablespoons more rum and encountered no problems. I make Rum Balls every year and this recipe is definitely the one I'll be using in the future. Thank you for sharing it!"
"I just finished making my first batch. I pretty much stuck to the original recipe with two changes: I upped the rum and wafers slightly and used corn syrup as suggested in some of the other reviews. I used 100 proof Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum and rolled them in the remaining ground pecans (got that from another review also). I now have have them 'stewing' (also suggested by a reviewer) in an air right container in the fridge for a party in 7 days. I had my husband try one now and he said it was really good. I will come back and update my review after the party. :)I do have a food processor and the recipe was extremely easy to follow and complete.Rum Balls were a big hit. The rum flavor snuck up after the ball warmed up in your mouth. Very tasty and simple recipe. I highly recommend!"
"Loved by all. I used Southern Comfort in place of the rum and they were very "smooth" - great recipe and makes a great gift too!"
"Could you substitute Apple pie Moonshine in place of rum?"
"Awesome simple recipe. Nilla wafers came in smaller boxes now so account for that,, short of heavy on rum. Will do with walnuts next time around. Good excuse to kick the bowl of excess dough"
"I used a half cup of Amaretto Di Saronno and 1.5 cups ground almonds. Belissima!"
"I have made these on multiple occasions and have never had any issues with this recipe. I do add just a smidge more rum, but the batter still ends up just fine. I have also rolled them in the ground pecans and those end up being the favorite."