Homemade Rum Balls
Rum balls are a “must have” for the guys in the family. They are a super easy, no-bake treat. However, you have to make them ahead of time since they are best “aged” for a couple weeks before eaten.
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 cups powdered sugar
1⁄2 cup rum (or Bourbon)
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 1⁄2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
1 cup pecans or 1 cup walnuts, broken
Sift the cocoa with 1 cup sugar.
Mix the rum and corn syrup together. Stir it into the sugar and cocoa mixture.
Add crushed vanilla wafers and nuts. Mix thoroughly. Let set for about 30 minutes for the liquid to fully absorb into the dry ingredients.
Shape mixture into walnut sizes balls and dredge with white granulated sugar or leave plain.
Store in a tin. Best served at least 2 weeks after making them.
Tip! Use food prep gloves to make the rolling process and cleanup much easier!