Tis the Season for Giving Make your own Candy for Gifting
Rum Balls For the Holidays:
In need of a homemade gift to give this holiday season? Going to a party and want to bring something special? I have the perfect candy that is always a hit with my family and friends.
My family has been making these Rum Balls Since the early 80's and are a staple gift every year. This simple bite sized no bake candy is full of flavor with a tiny punch of.... well rum! You will be amazed at how easy, fast and fun they can be to make. I promise they will be a hit with your friends and family, if they last long enough to give them out.
Here is all the ingredients you will need. FYI the Recipe below is for a single batch. Take my suggestion and double it at least.
- 1 C. Crushed Vanilla Wafers
- 1-C. Confectioner's Sugar
- 1 1/2 C. Chopped Pecans
- 2 Tbsp. Cocoa
- 2 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup
- 1/4 C Dark Rum
- 1/4 C Fine Granulated Sugar
Directions for making the Rum Balls:
Combine fine wafer crumbs, confectioner's sugar, 1 C of the pecans and cocoa. Add corn syrup and rum mixing well. Scoop out with a teaspoon a small amount, roll in hands to make into 1" balls, washing hand frequently as the mixture tends to get sticky. Roll finished balls in a bowl of fine granulated sugar and some in chopped pecans if desired.
The single batch recipe yields approximately 2 dozen 1" Rum Balls. I store them in the fridge to firm them up a bit then place them in a storage container till I'm ready to release them on my friends and family. The longer they sit the more yummier they get, not that they last that long in my house.
Looking to gift them? Group them up with some of your favorite homemade treats to create a special personal gift. Everyone will think you worked so hard on them, but I won't tell.
You're welcome :)