Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Rum Balls (Bourbon Balls)

These balls are so quick and easy to make. They make a nice addition to the baked goodies that you give as gifts. Make these about a week before you want to serve them as they mellow and the sharp strong alcohol taste blends in more with the other ingredients. Store in a tin with a tight lid. I have also used chocolate wafers and I like them even too!! To form the balls I use two teaspoons as the dough is quite moist. I store them in the freezer - they don't go hard and they are so good ice cold

• 2 1/2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (a 250g box of Christies vanilla wafers equals 2 1/2 cups)

• 2 tablespoons cocoa
• 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
• 1/2 cup spiced rum (the rum is called Spiced Rum) or bourbon
• 2 tablespoons white corn syrup (one brand is Karo)
• 1 cup pecans or walnuts, broken


Sift the cocoa with 1 cup sugar.

Stir in the spiced rum mixed with the syrup.

Add crushed vanilla wafers and nuts.

Mix thoroughly.

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