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Rum Balls (VRP 014)

Rum Balls (VRP 014)

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Front of the recipe card for Rum Balls or Bourbon Balls.

There is a notation that states “unbaked.”

Rum Balls

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Back of the recipe card for Rum Balls or Bourbon Balls.

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Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls

Rum Balls


  • 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon white corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup rum or bourbon


  1. Mix crumbs, pecan, sugar, and cocoa
  2. Add syrup and rum
  3. Use 1 tablespoon for each, shape into balls (TIP: use a cookie scoop for perfect rum balls)
  4. If desired, roll balls in additional confectioner's sugar
  5. Store in airtight container

Rum Balls

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