Buddy Valastro's Rum Balls

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, July 5, 2012

Aired July 5, 2012

Serves All amounts are approximate. Use what you have and adjust for taste.
2 cups finely ground cake scraps or cookies
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted, plus extra for rolling
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
2 to 4 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup dark rum


In a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, or by hand, mix together the cake

scraps, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla and nuts.


Stir in the 2 tablespoons of honey and the rum. Using your hands, try to form the

mixture into a ball. If the mixture won't hold together, add a little more honey.


Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls, then roll them in powdered sugar. Let them sit for

about 24 hours.