Home made rum balls – let the holidays begin!

Home made rum balls – let the holidays begin!, originally uploaded by miamism.

After several requests for the recipe – here it is.  This is my husband’s grandmother’s recipe.

Marcie Verkest’s Rum Balls

– originally Bourbon Balls
1 – 6 oz pack or 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup sugar
3 tb spoons or 1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup bourbon or rum
2.5 cups (5 doz) vanilla wafers (crushed fine) – or 1 box 12 oz.
1 cup walnuts chopped fine


  • melt chocolate morsels over hot water.
  • remove from heat, stir in sugar and syrup.
  • blend in bourbon/rum
  • combine crushed wafers and walnuts
  • add chocolate mixture to wafers
  • mix well
  • shape batter into balls
  • roll them in granulated sugar
  • let balls sit in covered container several day to ripen
  • makes about 3 doz (depending on size of balls)

2 Responses

  1. thanks for posting grandma’s rum balls recipe, Ines. makes me hungry for them!
    the pic is great!

    • we pigged out on them lori…ask Rick…you can’t have only one!

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