Rum Balls

Rum balls are the perfect treat if you love baked goods and cocktails.

Life + Leisure Cooking & Entertaining Casey Hardman

This article was published on December 15th, 2018

Rum balls are the perfect treat if you love baked goods and cocktails. Best of both worlds in one delicious bite. It seems like the closer to Christmas we get, the more panic we feel about everything. Trying to find the perfect gifts for those in our lives, and when is the best time to throw a Christmas party? It’s unreal how busy this time of year is. In the back of our minds, we know how busy things can get, and yet, it’s as though we forget until the moment we need to get things organized.

With our busy schedules the last thing anyone wants to do is spend all our time in the kitchen making Christmas magic. We are all searching for simple and scrumptious recipes. To find a recipe that doesn’t even require using an oven is even better!

Today’s recipe is one that will hopefully make you look at baking with extreme joy. Especially during the hectic Christmas season. Just pour yourself a glass of wine, warm up your hands for some rolling, and you are all set to go.

What You Need:

  • 1 Pack Graham Wafers Crushed
  • 1 Cup Crushed Nuts/Coconut (Option for additional 1/2 Cup)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Icing Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 Cup Rum
  • 3 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • Up to 1/2 Cup Flour to Thicken
  • Coconut Flakes and Other Sprinkles (For Decorating)

One of the best parts of making rum balls is that there is no baking required. Slightly break up your wafers before putting in a food processor, so that it all fits. Crush them until they become fine. Throw in your nuts and crush them as well. Combine your Crushed wafers, nuts, coconut, icing sugar, and cocoa in a standing mixer. Add your rum and corn syrup, and give that all a good mix.

Using a silicone spatula, stir from the sides of the bowl to the centre giving it a good mix. Wrap the bowl with saran wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes. 

Use your silicone spatula to stir the mixture. If you find that it’s a bit runny, slowly add the flour bit by bit, until the consistency becomes thicker. If you don’t mind a sweeter taste, you may use icing sugar instead. Since you shouldn’t need all the 1/2 cup of flour, don’t worry about it tasting flour-like. If you use more than 1/2 cup of rum, the consistency will require more flour or icing sugar.

Once the mixture has a nice solid like feel to it, use a spoon to scoop out the rum ball mixture. Using your hands, roll them into balls. Take your balls, and once again roll them, lightly into the coconut flakes or desired sprinkles. It is recommended to use mini muffin cups to hold the balls. The balls will be perfectly held by the cups, so people may grab them without making a mess.

You may store them in the fridge or freezer in a sealed container until you’re ready to eat or serve them. The longer that these rum balls sit, the stronger the rum aroma and taste will be.

Grab this Christmas season by the balls, and show people that only your Rum Balls are worth putting in peoples mouths. Yummy!

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