Holiday Balls Rum or Whiskey

  • 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


Step 1

Pulverize the gingersnaps, graham crackers and pecans in a food processor.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Shape into one and one-half inch balls, roll in the remaining powdered sugar.

Step 4

For best flavor store in an airtight container for three days before serving. Balls may be frozen.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

For a crunchier ball, leave uncovered for several hours.

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