Are you ready to rumble?


These rum balls got their name because when I’m excited about something my enunciation goes right out the window. It’s wild, vowels are elongated, some are completely forgotten & what sounds like Rum Balls to me sounds like Rumbles to everyone else. And let’s face it, Rum Balls is nice and to the point but Rumbles is pretty darn catchy.

I found this bourbon ball recipe on Smitten Kitchen & decided to make a few tweeks to create rum balls (I’m still working on cultivating an appreciation of bourbon, it’s a long road, but someday I’m sure I’ll like it…). These are a quick easy treat to pull out during the crazy holiday season when all your friends are stopping by to say, hi, happy holidays! 

Without further ado, here’s how to rumble:

2 1/2 cups chocolate chip cookie crumbs

1 1/2 cups pecans, toasted and cooled

1/2 cup rum of your choice

1 cup confectioners sugar

3 Tablespoons Classic Hot Cocoa

1 1/2 Tablespoons molasses

Sprinkles, sanding sugar, cookie crumbs, coconut for coating (aesthetically speaking, I prefer the look of cookie crumbs – they are understated and lovely).

In a bowl combine crumbs & finely chopped nuts. In a small dish whisk together rum, confectioners sugar, hot cocoa, & molasses until smooth. Add in cookie mixture and blend until combined.

Let sit at room temp uncovered for 30 minutes or several hours if you happen to forget about it… Basically you just want to give it enough time to soak up all that rummy goodness and become a beautiful new substance. Once this has happened form it into balls and roll them in the topping of your choice!

Store in an airtight container at room temp or in the fridge (if you want them to be a little crusty on the outside let them sit uncovered for several hours). These bad boys’ll get tastier with time so try to control yourself and others and let them sit for a few days 😉

Stay sweet,


Charleston Spice Co.

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