Rummy yummy rum balls for those who can’t wait

If you can’t stand waiting for cookies to bake and cool, speed up your sugar rush by sticking with no-bake cookies.

No-bake cookies

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 the rum.

Rum Balls

250 g (8 oz) pecans, toasted and cooled

1 pkg (255 g/9 oz) chocolate or vanilla wafer cookies

125 ml (1/2 cup) powdered sugar

30 ml (2 tbsp) cocoa powder

125 ml (1/2 cup) rum

30 ml (2 tbsp) corn syrup

Zest of 1 orange

Coloured decorating sugars (granulated sugar can be substituted)

In a food processor, pulse pecans until finely ground. Add cookies and pulse until ground. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until thoroughly mixed. Roll mixture into small balls, then decorate by rolling in coloured sugars. Store in an airtight container.

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