These easy, no-bake Speculoos Rum Balls are incredibly easy to pull together and delightfully boozy! They have a mix of rum and Grand Marnier for that extra bit of holiday flair!
Day 11 of the annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2021!
In truth, I gave away ALL of the cookies from this year’s 12 Days of Christmas Cookies except for these rum balls. Sure, sure, I shared a few with friends and my new hubs, but they were my guilty, post-work indulgence.
The longer they sit, undeniably the better they taste. Don’t you generally love cookies like that? Furthermore, the easiest addition to a Christmas Cookie tray EVER.
I used my homemade speculoos cookies to make these but you could also use store bought Biscoff cookies. They will be a little sweeter but still PHENOMENAL!
I see you astute reader out there questioning why I would bother to make molded Speculoos cookies just to markedly grind them up for a Rum Ball. I see you and I particularly appreciate your insight. The answer is, I emphatically didn’t! I crumbled up some of the remaining dough on a parchment-lined sheet pan and baked it until crisp. In truth, easy peasey. I basically made extra dough just for the occasion.
These are BOOZY. I love it and I am not a straight liquor drinker. Apparently I take my booze with sugar, spices and cookies! You can substitute up to half the rum with water. If you don’t have Grand Marnier, you can use all rum!
Don’t miss my Gingersnap Brandy Balls! In for a penny, in for a pound, amiright?
Cant get over my SUCCESSFUL Day 10 Old Fashioned Fudge.
These stunning Homemade Speculoos Cookies were Day 9!
Day 8 (a new personal fave) was Double Chocolate Biscotti!
Day 7 (Part 2) of the annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2021 were Cinnamon Almond Bars!
Traditional Raspberry Linzer Cookies were Day 7 (Part 1) of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies 2021!
These Cardamom Crescent Cookies were Day 6!
We adored Part 2 of Day 5: the traditional Pfeffernüsse Cookies!
Part 1 of Day 5 was the wondrous: Moravian Christmas Cookie!
We all loved Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Orange Financiers!
Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Pistachio Cranberry Sablee Cookies!
We had Day 2 of the 12 Day Christmas Cookie celebration: Cashew Caramel Pretzel Blondies!
Don’t forget about Part One of Day 2 of the 12 Day Cookie Extravaganza: Hungarian Walnut Rolls!
And who could leave out Day 1, Italian Pizzelles!? Make them all!
No Bake Speculoos Rum Balls
- In a small bowl soak the raisins with the alcohol for at least 30 minutes.
- In a large bowl combine 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, ½ cup walnuts, butter, salt, cookie crumbs, and raisins with booze. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Set aside.
- In a food processor, pulse remaining walnuts and ¼ cup plus 2 T confectioner’s sugar until fine. Transfer to a bowl.
- Roll dough into approximately 1 inch balls and then roll in walnut sugar coating. Set on a baking sheet. Repeat with all the dough. I used a cookie scoop to portion them for speed, but it isn’t necessary. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill for 12 hours. The balls will firm up and the flavors will meld the longer they sit! Serve chilled or room temperature. I ate them straight from the fridge!