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


  • 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


  • 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.


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
    • Total sugars 16 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 2 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 0 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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