Christmas Rum Balls(Or Bourbon Balls)

These balls are so quick and easy to make. They make a nice addition to the baked goodies that you give as gifts. Make these about a week before you want to serve them as they mellow and the sharp strong alcohol taste blends in more with the other ingredients. Store in a tin with a tight lid. This year I couldn't find the Vanilla wafers so I used chocolate and I like them even more. To form the balls I use two teaspoons as the dough is quite moist. I store them in the freezer - they don't go hard and they are so good ice cold

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 2 Servings
  • Prep
    20 mins
  • Cook
    0 mins
  • Serve in
    20 mins


  • 2 1/2 cups  vanilla wafers, crushed (a 250g box of Christies vanilla wafers equals 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons  cocoa
  • 1 1/4  cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup  spiced rum (the rum is called Spiced Rum) or 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons   white corn syrup(one brand is Karo)
  • 1 cup  pecans or 1 cup walnuts broken


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