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
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.