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Recipe for family meals :

Easy Cherry Rum Balls

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.

Martin also does his own recipe Newsletter, which is where this recipe actually came from, so if you would like to subscribe to it then click here


2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (40 to 50)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped red candied cherries
1/4 cup rum
3 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter melted
1/4 cup powdered sugar

  • In medium bowl combine the crushed wafers, 1 cup powdered sugar, the cherries and the pecans. Add the rum, syrup and butter and blend well.
  • Shape into one inch balls.
  • Roll the balls in the 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
  • Cover tightly and let sit for twenty-four hours for the flavours to blend.

Makes 36

Martin James