Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Baking! Day 10: Rum Balls

Day 10: Rum Balls

Rum Balls
Based on a recipe by

Ingredients1 1/2 cups toasted nuts, finely chopped (hazelnuts, walnuts, or almonds can be used)
1 1/4 cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup rum

Icing Sugar
Finely chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds or pistachios)
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Melted Dark Chocolate
Sweetened shredded coconut

  1. Combine chopped nuts & vanilla crumbs in a bowl.
  2. Add icing sugar and cocoa and combine.
  3. Add corn syrup and rum and combine until a nice glistening dough ball is formed. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  4. Using a measured scoop, small spoon or melon baller, scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball, placing the balls on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  5. Coat with your favorite coating and enjoy!


Jennifer Snow Books said...

I think these are my favorite:)

lulu said...

Thanks, Jen! =)