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No-Bake Classic Rum Ball Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Made with ground pecan, cookie crumbs, and of course rum, the flavor of these No-Bake Classic Rum Ball Cookies are classic for a reason!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Cookie Balls
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 cup (3oz/85g) vanilla wafers*, ground into crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2oz/213g) pecans, toasted and finely chopped
  • 1 cup (4oz/115g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons rum, orange or cranberry juice
  1. In a large bowl combine the cookie crumbs, 1 cup (5oz/142g) pecans (preferably toasted), powdered sugar, cocoa, maple syrup, and rum.

  2. Mix until a sticky dough forms. At this point chill the cookie mixture for about 2 hours.

  3. Once chilled, scoop the cookie mixture into balls. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop a level tablespoon of the mix then roll into a ball. Repeat the process until all of the balls are rolled.

  4. Once all of the balls have been rolled coat each one in the remaining 1/2 cup (2 ½oz/71g) pecans. 

  5. Cover and store in an airtight container for up to 10 days. 

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Recipe Notes

*Vanilla wafers: Feel free to use any plain cookie or biscuit (e.g./ rich tea, NICE biscuits etc)