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Rum Balls

Rum Balls recipe
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Crushed vanilla wafers, pecans and cocoa are blended with coffee and rum for luscious, no-bake cookies that are ideal for the holidays.
40 min
40 min
About 16 servings, 3 rum balls each
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These rum balls were very easy to make and all my friends and family loved them. I made two different batches. The second batch I made smaller balls and they were much easier to eat than the large ones I made with the first batch.
I've been making this for the last 6 years and it's always a big hit during the holidays. The key to the recipe is that you have to let them sit for at lest 24-48 hours so that they absorb all the rum.
This was a great recipe although I had to add more vanilla wafer crumbs to it because my batter was too moist to set properly and hold its shape. I added about 3/4 cup more of the nilla wafer crumbs
This recipe is a favorite with family and friends. They are best when made ahead of time to let the rum flavor blossom. I have been making them for the last 4 or 5 years and everyone requests them.
I made these rum balls twice to use in Christmas gift baskets. Coating them with coconut and chocolate jimmies didn't work well and they were light on rum flavor. They're much better with double the corn syrup and rum and using half the butter. I also coated them in Baker's semi-sweet chocolate. By doubling the rum no one noticed they weren't magazine perfect!
Perhaps I added too much liquid but these were reeeallly messy to coat with whatever topping I chose (coconut flakes, sprinkles, etc). Also, I think I just don't particularly care for rumballs so maybe thats why I didn't like them. Aside from being hard to cover, they WERE easy to make.
Very good, next time I'll just try to make them ahead of time so the flavors can develop. Will make again!
These rum balls turned out excellent! And were a big hit with the whole family at Christmas.
I got compliments! You can add more Rum too. Try crushed peppermint as a topping.
This has been a favorite of ours for the Christmas season for years. I omit the coffee and just do the rum. Have also made with burbon and just as great depending upon your taste. Better after sitting a few days so flavor mellows.
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