Pecan Rum Balls

    1 hour 45 minutes

    I've used regular rum, coconut flavoured rum and 151 proof rum in this recipe and all work great.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 96 

    • 450g vanilla wafer biscuits, crushed very fine
    • 2 cups (170g) ground pecans
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 340g miniature dark chocolate chips
    • 1 cup (250ml) golden syrup
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) rum
    • icing sugar for rolling

    Preparation:45min  ›  Extra time:1hour drying  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. In a large bowl combine crushed vanilla wafer biscuits, ground pecans, cocoa and chocolate chips. Stir in golden syrup and rum; mix well into a thick dough.
    2. Coat palms of hand with icing sugar and roll dough into balls no larger than a quarter. Place on a baking tray, foil or wax paper to dry.
    3. Let balls dry for 1 hour. Roll in icing sugar and seal in airtight containers.

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    VERY IMPORTANT: It is much easier to scoop out a dollop of the dough and dump it into a bowl of confectioners sugar and then scoop it out and roll it into a ball. Otherwise I found it was impossible to get enough sugar on my hands to keep it from sticking. VERY TASTY RECIPE THOUGH.  -  30 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I think it includes far too much corn syrup to make it workable. Unfortunately I didn't know this until I attempted to make a double batch. Out of desperation I tried to save the mess by working in 4 cups of confectioners sugar, but the dough was still far too sticky to manage, even after being chilled.  -  11 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are yummy. I didn't realize until I was making them that my 1 package of vanilla wafers was only 12 oz. not 16 oz. Given that, I used less corn syrup so they wouldn't be too sticky. I started with a 1/4 cup and added more until the consisency was right. So make sure your oz. is right on the cookies and adjust corn syrup accordingly. I also couldn't make the sugar coated hands work. I used a cookie scoop to drop into a roll with sugar and rolled them that way.  -  26 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)