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Rum Balls

These Rum Balls are a family recipe and Christmas tradition you will fall in love with. Easy to make and easier to eat, you will love this no bake recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas treats
Servings: 30 Rum Balls
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 11 ounces vanilla waffer cookies crushed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (approximately 1 1/4 cup prior to chopping)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (plus approximately 3/4 cup more for rolling)
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup rum (I prefer using dark spiced rum)


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together with a kitchen spoon or a stiff wooden spoon. The mixture will be thick and sticky.
  • Use a tablespoon to make balls. Roll them in extra powdered sugar before transfering to a wax paper lined tray. Let dry for 30 minutes before storing in an airtight container for up to two weeks.