Rum or Bourbon Balls

Rum or Bourbon Balls (Image 1)
Rum or Bourbon Balls (Image 1)

My Carolina Today director Jodi Dishner makes rum balls every holiday season as one of her traditions.

What You'll Need

  • 1 Cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 Cup pecans, chopped finely
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Karo syrup
  • 1/4 Cup (or more) Rum or Bourbon

Cooking / Preparation Instructions

Mix all ingredients together.  Form into small balls, using about 1 rounded
teaspoon full of the mixture for each ball. 
Roll in more powdered sugar & store in a tightly covered
container.  Store in refrigerator for a
couple weeks.

TIP: Before assembling, know that the phone will ring, and
someone will come to the door.  Have a
slightly damp towel nearby, because this stuff gets a little sticky.  Also, try to resist tasting the
“raw” dough.  They won't be
tasty until they ripen a few days.

Before serving, roll in more powdered sugar to freshen their
appearance. This recipe makes about six dozen rum balls. Make a couple weeks in advance so they ripen nicely.

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