With holiday parties trickling in, we've got the easy no-bake cookie recipe sure to please: smoked orange rum balls. These boozy treats are packed with spiced rum, pecans, walnuts, orange zest and smoked sea salt for a chewy sweet that’s quite addictive. Just be careful not to overindulge, or you'll start feeling more than a sugar high.
The orange and smoked salt play perfectly off the spiced rum; however, you can adjust the flavors to your liking. Other citrus zests, like grapefruit or Meyer lemon, would work well. And instead of smoked salt, you can swap in 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and ½ teaspoon of the spice of your choice, such as ground cinnamon or cardamom.
Smoked Orange Rum Balls
Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 3 dozen balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10 minutes
2 cups (9 ounces) finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies
¾ cup pecans, finely chopped
¾ cup walnuts, finely chopped
1½ cups confectioners’ sugar, plus more for coating
¼ cup dark spiced rum
¼ cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1½ teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon smoked salt
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