These are so tasty, you can not eat just one.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the chocolate chips and stir in the rum and corn syrup.

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  • Stir together the vanilla wafer crumbs, pecans and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the crumb mixture and stir until blended.

  • Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the remaining confectioners' sugar. Place cherry half in center of each cookie, pressing down lightly. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop flavor.

Nutrition Facts

242.4 calories; 1.9 g protein; 32.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 75.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
Very tastey and not as sweet as some. I put the piece of cherry in the middle and wrapped the dough around. Makes a large batch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2003
These rum balls are much dryer than most. I made them ahead of time but quite was worried that they would be completly dryed out by the time I had to serve them guests. The flavour was okay though. I think I would add extra chocolate chips and some more corn syrup if I made them again. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
Very tastey and not as sweet as some. I put the piece of cherry in the middle and wrapped the dough around. Makes a large batch. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2003
These rum balls are much dryer than most. I made them ahead of time but quite was worried that they would be completly dryed out by the time I had to serve them guests. The flavour was okay though. I think I would add extra chocolate chips and some more corn syrup if I made them again. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
Very tastey and not as sweet as some. I put the piece of cherry in the middle and wrapped the dough around. Makes a large batch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2004
Very quick and easy to make. A bit rich but everyone loved them. I would probably quarter the cherries rather than half them next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2002
FUNNY STORY! WE WATCHED THE VIDEO OF CHRISTMAS FROM LAST YEAR AND MY 8 YEAR OLD WASN'T IN A SHOT WITHOUT A RUM BALL! VERY YUMMY AND THE KIDS MIGHT PROTEST IF I DON'T MAKE THEM AGAIN THIS YEAR! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2007
I LOVED these! I've also used Amaretto and Jack Daniels in place of the rum and they turned out great. One bit of advice: Use disposable gloves when rolling the balls -- it's more sanitary and doesn't make such a mess. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2007
i used marichino cherries with the stems. they are a little juicier than the candied cherries and easier to coat because of the stem. I seal them in an air tight container for a few weeks before giving away and the cherries soak in the rum or brandy and the cookie part stays moist because of the cherry juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2004
I gave tins of these as holiday gifts for co-workers and they were a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
These are super fun to make and quite simple since they don't require baking. I highly recommend letting them rest for a couple of days in an airtight container - the cherry and rum flavors really open up. The texture is lovely as well - a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
These are really wonderful. I make rum balls every year and decided to try thes and a couple other new recipes. The only thing I did differently was to chop the cherries and add a smidgen of Almond extract. Quite lovely! Read More
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