Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Decadent Rum Balls

These decadent confections are so simple to make.  They make an elegant looking desert and would also make a perfect little gift wrapped up in a tin.  What makes them great is you can roll them in almost anything so you can satisfy any craving!


 Main Ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 cup vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (whatever your favorite nut is)
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup rum
Once you have assembled your rum balls you can roll them in lots of fun toppings.  Here are some ideas of how to dress your balls:
  • coconut
  • cocoa
  • finely chopped nuts
  • sprinkles
  • colored sugar
  • confectioners sugar
  • cinnamon & sugar
  • crushed candy cane
  1. Crush wafer cookies in a large zip lock or food processor.  Once finely crushed, mix crumbs in with sugar, nuts and cocoa powder.
  2. Add instant coffee granules to rum; stir until coffee granules are dissolved. Add corn syrup to instant coffee mixture and add into the cookie crumb mixture.  Mix well. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; roll into desired topping. Place in airtight container with sheet of wax paper between each layer of balls. Store at room temperature. 

1 comment:

  1. sounds delicious, better than the ones i usually make which don't have the syrup or coffee but uses dark navy rum...also, you can store them in the freezer (the longer they sit the stronger the rum gets) and roll in desired toppings just before serving :)
    i make these every Christmas