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Rum Balls I Recipe

Rum Balls I

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"I tried this easy, no-bake cookie recipe for the first time last Christmas and they were a big hit. Simple to make and very yummy!"

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix vanilla wafer crumbs, ground pecans, cocoa, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, water, and rum flavoring together.
  2. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls, and then roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. Store, covered, about a week before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2006

This is almost exactly like my mother's recipe from the gas company cookbook. Except, what's with the 'rum extract'? Too politically correct for me! Mine calls for 3 tbls of real rum. In fact, I recall my mom sprinkling more rum on days later. She said the longer they sat, the better they were!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2010

These turned out very well, but were toxically sweet. Instinctually, I reduced the amount of sugar to 1/4 of what the recipe called for, and they were still too sweet for my liking. Given that you'd only eat 1 or 2 at a holiday gathering, they are ideal for a quick no-bake dessert to share with MANY others!


67 Ratings

Jul 08, 2007

I really don't like to mix alcohol with sweets but my husband really wanted me to make these. Crashed everything in the food processor oh! And only had Malibu Coconut Rum (didn’t have regular) and the taste is unbelievable! I am hoping to hide them from my husband and wait a week for the flavor to incorporate! (Doubt they will “survive” with my husband around! :o) ) Great recipe. I will serve it at my upcoming Martini Party! UPDATE: I made them again and I mixed almonds instead of pecans (I confused them...don’t ask me why :( ) and they are not bad...but definitely they are much better with pecans

Dec 09, 2007

I used 1 12oz. box of vanilla wafers and that was almost exactly 3 cups. I used 3T. of real rum as one of the other reviewers stated and I felt the dough was a little wet, so next time I would use the same amount of rum and all of the crumbs from the 12oz. box of wafers to compensate. We really enjoyed this and my husband had fun helping me make them!

Dec 19, 2003

EASY NO BAKE - DELICIOUS- could use a real rum liquor also.

Dec 12, 2007

I used all rum instead of the water and rum extract. Excellent!! If you do choose to use rum, make sure it's a good quality. No cheaping out!

Dec 23, 2003

Great recipe. I made these for Christmas to put into tins and give away. They are alot better as they sit for a while. I used less cocoa powder. Only about 1 T. It's all that I had. They still tasted great.

Dec 10, 2006



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  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

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

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