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Homemade Christmas Recipes – TidyMom

Happy Holidays Scrap Shoppe readers!!!! I’m Cheryl, aka TidyMom! When I am not baking, crafting or running around with my camera you can find me over in my little corner of the universe at

What a fun few weeks it’s been here with all the great fun and ideas!! I was so thrilled when Michele asked me to join in…..I mean seriously, I can’t turn down a chance to share some sugary goodness!!! …… about some sugary goodness with a little booze!

This is a favorite recipe of mine that I am seriously bonkers for! AND the good news?………you don’t even need to know how to bake to whip up these intensely wonderful goodies!!

These Rum Balls are a lovely little treat that would be an elegant addition to your cookie tray or boxed up in a little box to gift! Just remember to make them a few days ahead, because they are best after they sit a few days.

Grab your apron and come along………….

Rum Balls
print recipe here

3-1/4 cup crushed vanilla wafers 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
3/4* cup powdered sugar (*additional sugar
needed for rolling)
3 Tblsp light corn syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup rum

1. In a large bowl, stir together crushed vanilla wafers, sugar, cocoa and nuts. Blend in corn syrup and rum.

2. Shape into 1-inch balls, and roll in additional* powdered sugar (tip- I cover my hand in powdered sugar while I roll the balls, so they don’t stick to my hands so bad). Store in an airtight container for several days to develop the flavor.

3. Roll again in powdered sugar* before serving.


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marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

Friday 24th of December 2010

I love booze in my treats!! These rum balls are perfect for holiday entertaining.

naomi {@bakersroyale}

Monday 20th of December 2010

Okay, seriously Cheryl, you are killing me this holiday season. I'm gaining inches and pounds with each post!

I love rum balls and your recipe looks fantastic.


Sunday 19th of December 2010

These look so yummy, Cheryl!! :)


Sunday 19th of December 2010

Awesome recipe... love Tidymom!!!

Beverly @

Saturday 18th of December 2010

Ooooh yum. I can't wait to make this - adding them to my cookie making this week! Thanks!!

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