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“If you can't stand waiting for cookies to bake and cool, speed up your sugar rush by sticking with no-bake cookies. These easy Holiday classics are exceptionally versatile. They can be made from any variety of rum, including spiced, dark and even coconut. Also vanilla or chocolate wafers work equally well. This recipe produces a particularly rummy rum ball. For a lighter touch, just ease off on the rum!!”
60 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces pecans, toasted and cooled
  • 1 (9 ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies or 1 (9 ounce) package vanilla wafer cookies
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 12 cup rum
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 orange, zest of
  • colored sugar sprinkle (granulated sugar can be substituted)


  1. In a food processor, pulse pecans until finely ground. Add cookies and pulse until ground. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Roll mixture into small balls, then decorate by rolling in colored sugars.
  3. Store in airtight containers.

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