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Pecan Rum Balls a no bake holiday treat (in a vintage enamel pie tin, with pine cones, powdered sugar

Pecan Rum Balls (a no bake recipe)

These boozy holiday Pecan Rum Balls are a sophisticated no bake treat great to serve for adults all through the holidays.   
NOTE: 1 hour chilling time has been included in the recipe.  Depending on your chilling conditions, this time may be longer.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time (approximate) 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 21 2 balls (makes aproximately 42 balls)
Calories 179kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Rum
  • 2 cups Vanilla Wafers crumbs regular or gluten-free
  • 1/2 cup Graham Cracker crumbs regular or gluten-free
  • 1 cup finely diced Pecans


  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips using the Melt function or cooking at 50% power for 1 minutes, then in 20 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.
  • Stir the sugar and corn syrup into the melted chocolate to combine. Stir in the rum and mix until it is fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the vanilla wafers crumbs and graham crackers. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until firm (at least 1 hour).
  • Scoop out bite-size balls approximately 1-inch diameter (note: using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop for this is highly recommended) and roll between your palms to make them into smooth balls.
  • Roll them in the diced pecans. Store in a sealed container. The flavor deepens after making so may be made a week before planning to eat them or giving them as gifts.


Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafers: Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafers (aproximately 1-6.3 ounce package of Kinnickinnick Vanilla Wafers)


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg