Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
These are great make ahead rum balls. Quick and easy to make and taste better after they've aged a bit so making them ahead of time is a good idea. I make them a few weeks before Christmas and add them to my cookie plates.
- 3 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons light Karo syrup (may require more)
- 1⁄4 cup rum or 1⁄4 cup Bourbon
- 1 cup nuts (optional)
- powdered sugar, enough to coat
- Sift cocoa and sugar together.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, using enough Karo to make it workable.
- Shape into balls an inch or so in diameter.
- Roll in powedered sugar.
- Store in a tin with wax paper between layers.
Yum Yum Yum! I chose this recipe for a Tag game, and what a good choice it was. In fact, I have already added this recipe to my annual Christmas baking file, because I know that I will want to make these every year. The recipe gives the option of adding either rum or bourbon, and I used rum (personal preference is all). But I bet they'd be just as wonderful with bourbon. The taste was spectacular, with a distinct chocolately fudge taste with a light hint of rum. Yum! The recipe stated it made 24, but I easily got 32 decent-sized rum balls out of the recipe. Thanks RuthelessWr, you've posted a winner! UPDATE - These are great for freezing. I made them on 9/2/08, immediately put them in the freezer, and took them out on Christmas day. They were just as chocolately and delectable as the day I made them.
I lost the rum ball recipe that I had gotten from an ex co-worker of my husbands so I tried this one. It is wonderful! I made a batch to bring to my son's but I ended up eating too many and had to make more! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. It is a real keeper. :)
I love these! This is the first time making rum balls and they are wonderful. Very simple and delicious. I can't wait to see how the flavor enhances in another week. Thanks for sharing!