Rum Balls

Treat your near and dear ones these delicious sugar coated candies made with rum and nuts - a traditional holiday dessert.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 120 hr 20 min
  • Servings 60

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) thin chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
2
cups finely chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts
2
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup light rum
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1/2
cup powdered sugar
  • 1 In large bowl, mix crushed cookies, almonds and 2 cups powdered sugar. Stir in rum and corn syrup. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • 2 In small bowl, place 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Roll balls in powdered sugar. Store in tightly covered container at least 5 days before serving to develop flavor but no longer than 4 weeks.

Expert Tips

Substitute 1/4 cup bourbon for the rum.

Substitute 1/4 cup brandy for the rum.

For a clever, amusing way to show off these favorites, place individual balls in shot glasses—or put more in champagne or martini glasses.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.