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Dolly's Rum Balls

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Dollys Rum Balls

We got this spirited, holiday-favorite recipe from a dear lady named Dolly. Ever since then, we've been serving up Dolly's Rum Balls at all of our holiday parties. It's hard to resist these sugar-and-chocolate-coated rum balls!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 package (12-ounce) vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, crushed
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • granulated sugar for rolling
What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, combine crushed wafers, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and crushed walnuts; mix well. Stir in the rum and corn syrup until thoroughly combined.
  2. Place granulated sugar in a shallow dish. Roll cookie mixture into 1-1/2-inch balls. Roll in sugar until completely coated.
  3. Serve, or store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.
Notes
  • If you moisten your hands before rolling the balls, the rum ball dough will be easier to work with, and you'll have less sticking to you! 
  • Flavored rum adds a unique twist to traditional rum balls! We also like using colored sugar crystals to make them look more festive for the holidays!

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Can anything be substituted for the corn syrup in this recipe? Would honey work?

Hi! Though the Test Kitchen has not tried this recipe with a honey substitute, we believe it will work. Please keep in mind that it will taste different than our recipe. Hope this was helpful!

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