Rum Balls

104  Ratings
  • 40 min prep
  • 40 min total
  • Makes about 16 servings, 3 rum balls each.

Crushed vanilla wafers, pecans and cocoa are blended with coffee and rum for luscious, no-bake cookies that are ideal for the holidays.

Rum Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 60 NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 2-1/2 cups crumbs)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Instructions

  • Mix  wafer crumbs, sugar, pecans, butter, corn syrup and cocoa.
  • Dissolve  instant coffee granules in rum. Add to crumb mixture; mix well. Let stand 15 min.
  • Shape  mixture into 1-inch balls; roll in coconut. Place in airtight container with sheet of wax paper between each layer of balls. Store at room temperature.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseThese indulgent rum balls can be rolled in a variety of coatings for a sweet treat that is perfect for holiday gift giving.

SubstituteSubstitute toasted sliced almonds or chocolate sprinkles for the coconut.

Food FactsThe flavor of these rum balls improves upon standing.

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Nutrition Information

Makes about 16 servings, 3 rum balls each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 250 
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 120 mg
  • Carbohydrate 24 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 16 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Vitamin A 4 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 0 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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