Holiday Balls Rum or Whiskey2017-11-07
- Yield : 1
- Servings : 3 to 4 dozens
- Prep Time : 60m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 60m
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These bourbon rum balls have “Holidays and Let’s get Together” written all over them.
- 2 cups finely ground gingersnap cookies
- 2 cups finely ground graham crackers
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar divided in half
- 1 cup ground pecans
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 3 tablespoon honey or corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup bourbon or rum
- 2 tablespoon melted butter
Pulverize the gingersnaps, graham crackers and pecans in a food processor.
Add to the mixture the 3/4 cup powdered sugar, coconut, raisins, orange peel, honey or corn syrup, vanilla, liquor and butter until the mixture comes together in a ball or mix by hand. Do not over-process.
Shape into one and one-half inch balls, roll in the remaining powdered sugar.
For best flavor store in an airtight container for three days before serving. Balls may be frozen.
According to McCormick & Company, for every tablespoon of dark rum required in a recipe you can substitute 1/2 tablespoons (1 ½ teaspoons) of rum extract. On the other hand, for 1 tablespoon of light rum, you substitute ½ teaspoon of rum extract.
For a crunchier ball, leave uncovered for several hours.