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Cherry Rum Balls Recipe

Cherry Rum Balls

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Original recipe makes 48 cookies Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Melt the chocolate chips and stir in the rum and corn syrup.
  2. Stir together the vanilla wafer crumbs, pecans and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the crumb mixture and stir until blended.
  3. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the remaining confectioners' sugar. Place cherry half in center of each cookie, pressing down lightly. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop flavor.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2003

Very tastey and not as sweet as some. I put the piece of cherry in the middle and wrapped the dough around. Makes a large batch.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2003

These rum balls are much dryer than most. I made them ahead of time but quite was worried that they would be completly dryed out by the time I had to serve them guests. The flavour was okay, though. I think I would add extra chocolate chips and some more corn syrup if I made them again.

 

22 Ratings

Jan 03, 2004

Very quick and easy to make. A bit rich, but everyone loved them. I would probably quarter the cherries rather than half them next time.

 
Nov 23, 2002

FUNNY STORY! WE WATCHED THE VIDEO OF CHRISTMAS FROM LAST YEAR, AND MY 8 YEAR OLD WASN'T IN A SHOT WITHOUT A RUM BALL! VERY YUMMY AND THE KIDS MIGHT PROTEST IF I DON'T MAKE THEM AGAIN THIS YEAR!

 
Sep 30, 2007

i used marichino cherries with the stems. they are a little juicier than the candied cherries and easier to coat because of the stem. I seal them in an air tight container for a few weeks before giving away and the cherries soak in the rum or brandy and the cookie part stays moist because of the cherry juice.

 
Jan 05, 2007

I LOVED these! I've also used Amaretto and Jack Daniels in place of the rum and they turned out great. One bit of advice: Use disposable gloves when rolling the balls -- it's more sanitary and doesn't make such a mess.

 
Jul 22, 2004

I gave tins of these as holiday gifts for co-workers, and they were a big hit!

 
Dec 29, 2003

These are super fun to make and quite simple since they don't require baking. I highly recommend letting them rest for a couple of days in an airtight container - the cherry and rum flavors really open up. The texture is lovely as well - a great recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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