I tried this easy, no-bake cookie recipe for the first time last Christmas and they were a big hit. Simple to make and very yummy!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
36 balls
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix vanilla wafer crumbs, ground pecans, cocoa, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, water, and rum flavoring together.

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  • Roll mixture into 1 inch balls, and then roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. Store, covered, about a week before serving.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 16.5g 5% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 47.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
This is almost exactly like my mother's recipe from the gas company cookbook. Except, what's with the 'rum extract'? Too politically correct for me! Mine calls for 3 tbls of real rum. In fact, I recall my mom sprinkling more rum on days later. She said the longer they sat, the better they were!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2010
These turned out very well but were toxically sweet. Instinctually I reduced the amount of sugar to 1/4 of what the recipe called for and they were still too sweet for my liking. Given that you'd only eat 1 or 2 at a holiday gathering they are ideal for a quick no-bake dessert to share with MANY others! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
This is almost exactly like my mother's recipe from the gas company cookbook. Except, what's with the 'rum extract'? Too politically correct for me! Mine calls for 3 tbls of real rum. In fact, I recall my mom sprinkling more rum on days later. She said the longer they sat, the better they were!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
I really don't like to mix alcohol with sweets but my husband really wanted me to make these. Crashed everything in the food processor oh! And only had Malibu Coconut Rum (didn’t have regular) and the taste is unbelievable! I am hoping to hide them from my husband and wait a week for the flavor to incorporate! (Doubt they will “survive” with my husband around! :o) ) Great recipe. I will serve it at my upcoming Martini Party! UPDATE: I made them again and I mixed almonds instead of pecans (I confused them...don’t ask me why :( ) and they are not bad...but definitely they are much better with pecans Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
I used 1 12oz. box of vanilla wafers and that was almost exactly 3 cups. I used 3T. of real rum as one of the other reviewers stated and I felt the dough was a little wet, so next time I would use the same amount of rum and all of the crumbs from the 12oz. box of wafers to compensate. We really enjoyed this and my husband had fun helping me make them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
EASY NO BAKE - DELICIOUS- could use a real rum liquor also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
I used all rum instead of the water and rum extract. Excellent!! If you do choose to use rum make sure it's a good quality. No cheaping out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
Great recipe. I made these for Christmas to put into tins and give away. They are alot better as they sit for a while. I used less cocoa powder. Only about 1 T. It's all that I had. They still tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
VERY EASY RECIPE I MIXED EVERYTHING IN A FOOD PROCESSER AND USED A SPICED RUM INSTEAD OF RUM EXTRACT Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
Used 1/4 cup dark rum instead of extract. They were wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2007
These are great - 2 coworkers asked me for the recipe! I kept them frozen and re-rolled them in powdered sugar right before serving. Thanks for posting this! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2010
These turned out very well but were toxically sweet. Instinctually I reduced the amount of sugar to 1/4 of what the recipe called for and they were still too sweet for my liking. Given that you'd only eat 1 or 2 at a holiday gathering they are ideal for a quick no-bake dessert to share with MANY others! Read More
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