Cherry Rum Balls

Cherry Rum Balls

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Recipe by  leapping lena

“These are so tasty, you can not eat just one.”

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Original recipe yields 48 cookies



  1. Melt the chocolate chips and stir in the rum and corn syrup.
  2. Stir together the vanilla wafer crumbs, pecans and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the crumb mixture and stir until blended.
  3. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the remaining confectioners' sugar. Place cherry half in center of each cookie, pressing down lightly. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop flavor.

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These rum balls are much dryer than most. I made them ahead of time but quite was worried that they would be completly dryed out by the time I had to serve them guests. The flavour was okay, though. I think I would add extra chocolate chips and some more corn syrup if I made them again.



Very tastey and not as sweet as some. I put the piece of cherry in the middle and wrapped the dough around. Makes a large batch.



Very quick and easy to make. A bit rich, but everyone loved them. I would probably quarter the cherries rather than half them next time.

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 242 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 32.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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