Eggnog Rum Balls
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 10 ounces vanilla wafers, ground into fine crumbs
  • 8 oz blanched almonds, finely ground
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar plus more for rolling
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg (if using ground nutmeg, add another ½ to 1 tsp)
  • ½ cup gold or dark rum
  • 3 Tablespoons golden syrup or honey
  1. Combine the cookie crumbs, almonds, sugar and nutmeg in a bowl.
  2. Melt the white chocolate (I do this in the microwave, 20 seconds at a time, stirring between each session).
  3. Stir the rum and golden syrup into the white chocolate. Combine that mixture with the cookie mixture, and stir well to combine. Refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour, or until the mixture has firmed up.
  4. Roll into small balls, then roll each ball into powdered sugar.
  5. This makes about 3 dozen, and they keep for weeks.
Recipe by The Domestic Front at