Total TimePrep/Total Time: 40 min.
- 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 or crushed vanilla wafers
- Mix together wafer crumbs, pecans, confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Combine rum, honey and water; stir into crumb mixture. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar or wafer crumbs. Store in an airtight container.
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Nutrition Facts1 ball: 69 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Oct 11, 2018
SHARLENE, YOU NEED TO USE ALL 2.5 CPS OF WFFRS. THE VODKA IS OK 2 SUB FOR WATER. I MADE THESE A FW YEARS AGO IN SEPT. PUT THM IN FRIG FOR 2WKS. THEN FROZE THM TILL THNKSGVNNG. LT THM SET OUT. TOL UNTHWD THN PUT IN FEIG TIL XMAS. THY GET MORE STRNGR THE LNGR THE SET. ALWAYS USE DRK RUM. CRENZEL HAS 151 SINCE BACARDI QT MKNG IT. KRAKEN ALSO VRY GD WTH THIS RECIPE. NVR USE WATER. U CAN VRY WITH CONDIMENTS 2 TASTE OR MAKE A FEW BATCHES TO VARY WTH COATING. I ALL THE CRHSING OLD SCHOOL WTH HELP FROM MY TNAGE SONS.
Dec 22, 2017
k so I made this, very sticky why ? is it maybe because I only put 1-1/2 cups of crumbs when it's suppose to be 2-1/2 cups, but anyways I had to put lots of icing sugar and when I rolled them they started to go flat like a pancake I am for sure making them again just need some tips from other people, I also did a little change, I put rum and a a little bit of vodka,,, no harm hehehe
Dec 10, 2017
Let me first and foremost say I did not follow this recipe precisely in that I did not use water (never have never will, why waste room for rum??) and I used dark rum rather than light rum (again, always have, never will use light rum...Kraken all the way!). That being said, the recipe is easy with minimal cleanup! I used my Ninja to grind up the wafers and the pecans. It all mixed nice and easy. Now to wait a week and a half before eating them!
Dec 6, 2017
I would like to make these for Christmas OMG
Dec 3, 2017
I love the simplicity of this recipe and using honey rather than corn syrup. Great recipe to master and then add your own variations.
Nov 21, 2017
made these and love them just wondering if you can freeze these ?
Oct 29, 2017
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.
Dec 27, 2016
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.
Dec 19, 2016
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!
Dec 3, 2016
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!