Southern Comfort Food ~ Rum Balls

Welcome back to Southern Comfort Food, my weekly post with a recipe that will taste like home and warm your soul.

Now we’re into the Christmas holiday season, I’ll be posting Christmas recipes, my mouth watering all the way!

Today’s recipe is another favorite for the holidays–or any time you want a party: rum or bourbon balls. I used to make these quite frequently when I was in college. They were a hit at parties!




2 1/2 cups of Vanilla Wafer crumbles

2 Tbs cocoa

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

1 cup pecans, finely chopped

2 Tbs white corn syrup

1/4 cup rum or bourbon

In a large bowl combine vanilla wafers, cocoa, 1 cup of the sugar, and the pecans. Mix well. Add the corn syrup and rum/bourbon. Mix well.

Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in remaining sugar. Store in airtight container and age for 2-3 days for best flavor.

For variation, you can roll the balls in cocoa powder or any number of toppings like sprinkles, chocolate jimmies, or colored sugar crystals.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Come back next week for another recipe full of down-home southern comfort. 🙂


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1 Response to Southern Comfort Food ~ Rum Balls

  1. Melissa Keir says:

    They sound yummy! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!


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