Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rum Balls

There is no source for this recipe. It's been around for ages. I'm sure you can find many variations but this is the standard recipe that you can find in any cookbook.


1 11 oz package vanilla wafers ( original recipe calls for 12 oz but everything you buy now has been downsized)

1 cup finely ground pecans ( can use walnuts- I prefer pecans)

2 heaping tablespoons cocoa

1 cup powered sugar

1/4 cup Karo corn syrup

1/2 cup rum ( used dark rum)


Mix all ingredients together and roll into 1 inch balls.

Roll balls in granulated sugar.

Store in a airtight container.


  1. Yummy, these are the best. There are so many different recipes you can make with this recipe. I am pasting a link and you can see all of them, and even ones you never thought of. We make the ones with the cherries and rolled in red and green sprinkles. Yummy yummy, you got me drooling now. Your photo is wonderful.....such a pretty background.

    The link http://www.yummly.com/recipes/vanilla-wafer-balls

  2. Gosh I haven't thought about these in eons. One of my aunts used to make a version of them years ago-I don't THINK hers had cocoa in it.

    Gregory is gonna be VERY happy when he sees this treat, that's for sure.

    Thanks Linda-and thank you for the link to all the variations, Myra. :)

  3. I would love to have a few of these for breakfast! Haha. Thanks for linking up with the Retro Repin Party this week, we hope to see you next week. Happy Wednesday!

    1. Thanks Leslie- see you again next week

  4. When I was growing up we always attended a New Year's Eve party for my dad's side of the family. Rum balls were always present and the adults scooped them up. I'm not sure I've ever had one!
    Thanks for sharing, Linda. I'll have to give them a try!

    1. This recipe is just about as old as I am ! LOL. I'm not a rum drinker but I heard you can use bourbon also.

      The longer they "age" the stronger the taste of the rum.

      Easy recipe and hope you like them.


  5. Mmmm - My favorite (I use 151 rum). Thanks for sharing on the Great Cookie Exchange!

  6. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

  7. what a great recipe for our cookie swap at celebrate365 cookie exchange!