Let’s get ready to rum-ball . . .
Why This Recipe Works
Rum balls are boozy no-bake confections made by combining crushed cookies with rum and a binder. For the cookie base, we chose ground vanilla wafers for their straightforward sweet flavor. Toasted pecans added nutty depth. Light corn syrup was our favorite binder: It held the treats together without adding unwanted flavors. And for the namesake booze component, we found that dark rum gave the balls a bold molasses-y kick that we preferred to the golden-rum and spiced-rum versions we tried. A quick roll in granulated sugar gave the rum balls a holiday-ready look.