Bill’s Rum or Bourbon Balls

This recipe was kindly shared by Bill Prickett (@bprickett on Twitter). Thanks, Bill!


Rum or Bourbon Balls

1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup Rum or Bourbon
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 1/2 cups of crushed vanilla wafers (a food processor makes this step easy!)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Optional: 1 cup chopped pecans

Stir together powdered sugar, alcohol and corn syrup. Then add the crushed wafers and chopped nuts. Mix until evenly moistened and pinch a walnut-sized piece and roll it firmly between the palms of your hands, repeat until all balls have been made. Then sift 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder onto a plate, roll the balls in the powder until evenly coated. Store in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers. Recommend candy-sized Christmas cups for serving.

Optional: Dip ’em in chocolate fountain or fondue.

Makes about 20 balls.