But Why is All the Rum Gone?

December 22, 2010

Okay so here is a quick little post. Been busy prepping for the holidays and all.

The other night I got a request from someone at my dad’s office that they really wanted some rum balls. I’d maybe tried them a long time ago when I was little, and didn’t really think too much of them. However last night when I put these together, I became a big fan.

The ingredients are super easy to procure (well the libations may be more difficult for some…). The effort really comes from having to hand roll each of these volatile little gems. I was kinda done after rolling 3 dozen-ish but just kept on rolling. I really could have used my friend Erika (we’ve decided one day we will work on a candy factory production line. Haha. <(>.>)> No but really).

Sweet, soft, crunchy, sugary, rum infused morsels.


-This recipe is so easy. I am definitely going to tweak it with some fun flavors

-I was running low on chocolate, so used 2 oz. of milk chocolate Ghirardelli chips and 4 oz. of unsweetened chocolate baking bars. I also increased sugar to ¾ c. to make up for this.

Rum Balls

  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 3 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ c. Rum (I like dark for this)
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 ¼ c. crushed vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 c. finely chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 c. or more of powdered sugar

Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water (or melt right quick in the microwave). Remove from heat and mix in corn syrup and rum. Next stir in sugar, crushed vanilla wafers, and pecans.

Measure out rounded teaspoons and roll mixture into balls. Then roll in powdered sugar. Place into a covered container and chill in the fridge. Makes upwards of 4 dozen balls.

Enjoy whenever you need a spirited lift.

~Erik <(^_^)>



  1. When I was working at Wegmans people were falling over each other for these. We used one of the small (almost melon baller sized) ice cream scoop to help speed up the rolling process for our dough but our dough was also refrigerated before doing so. But anyway, they look tasty! 🙂

    • Haha I have a mental image of Wegman people having Walmart-people-post-Thanksgiving-mentality trampling others for sugary alcoholic balls. I originally tried to use a busted old melon baller of my parents for the process. I need better quality tools.

      • When you’re in town I will take you to see Sallee at Fran’s Cake and Candy. You will spend all your life savings.

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