Rum Balls

Rum Balls

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Matt Story 0

"I wanted a good rum ball with a lot of kick, so I sat down and came up with this recipe. I didn't realize how good these were until one year I didn't make them for work. I just about got lynched! Needless to say, I've made them every year since (about 20 years). These are best if you use Meyers Original Dark Rum® chilled, and Nabisco® 'Nilla wafer cookies. They are at their peak if you make them 2 days in advance. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving."

Ingredients

1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 148 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place vanilla cookies in a food processor and process into fine crumbs.
  2. Heat chocolate chips and corn syrup together in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until chocolate is melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in rum and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in cookie crumbs; dough will be sticky.
  3. Place saucepan in the refrigerator until dough is firm and easy to roll, about 15 minutes. Cover 2 plates with waxed paper; dust with confectioners' sugar.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared plates. Dust rum balls with confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove rum balls from refrigerator and transfer to a resealable bag, including the extra confectioners' sugar. Seal the bag and shake to coat the rum balls completely with confectioners' sugar.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You will find that you will probably use more than just a cup of confectioners' sugar...you won't hurt the recipe one bit.
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This was really good and really easy! I've never made rum balls before so I didn't realize there are so many different recipes out there. These are nice and rich, exactly what I was looking for....

I just finished decorating these and they are fabulous! I decorated them all different ways following a video I saw at joyofbaking after googling rum balls. I liked the ease of this recipe bette...

this was something new for me to make for the holidays but I remembered how good they were. While in Tech school in the Air Force (years ago) a buddy's grandmother had sent them to him and I wa...