Balls of Rum

I made Rum Balls to bring into work. Since these call for rum (big shocker, I know) I usually end up slightly drunk because I play a made up drinking game with the mixing bowl. I win. Always.

Before I post the recipe I wanted to share the conversation I had with my mom after I made them:

She didn’t respond until the next morning, hah.

Here’s the recipe that’s been handed down for generations:


4 cups of finely crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup powdered sugar
2 T. baking cocoa
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4-1/2 cup of rum


Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll into balls in the palms of your hands then roll in powdered sugar. Let them rest for an hour on a cookie sheet. Re-roll in powdered sugar & store in an air-tight container with wax paper between layers. They get stronger the longer you let them sit, so you can make them several weeks in advance for full flavor.

Here’s the email I sent my coworkers:

From: Candice
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:52 AM
To: errybody
Subject: Rum Balls in the Kitchen

I made rum balls!

For clarification, they have rum in them.

Unfortunately, there’s not nearly enough rum for anyone to get tipsy or even buzzed. I added ¼ cup for the whole batch and I brought in 2/3 of the batch.

You do the math. Any office shenanigans cannot be blamed on said rum balls.


Candice :)

They gobbled them up.


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