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Chocolate Walnut Rum Balls Recipe

Chocolate Walnut Rum Balls

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"These treats are dense and moist. Wrapped in a pretty box they make a great gift!"

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Original recipe makes 45 rum balls Change Servings


  1. Melt chocolate over a double boiler, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in 1/2 cup of sugar and the corn syrup, then the rum. In a separate bowl, stir together the vanilla wafer crumbs and walnuts. Add the chocolate mixture to the nut mixture and stir until well blended.
  2. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the sugar to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight for best flavor. These can be refrigerated up to 5 days.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2003

I used grahan crumbs instead of vanilla wafer crumbs and the turned out excellent.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2006

ugh, our rum balls came out terrible!! used graham cracker crumbs (what i had on hand) as recommended by a reviewer & bacardi's amber rum. if there's a next time, i'll stick to the recipe! thanks anyway, amanda.


23 Ratings

Jan 14, 2004

These little babies are delicious!! Being a no-bake cookie and rolling them in granulated sugar makes things a lot less messy, too, than rum balls I've made in the past rolling those in powdered sugar. Little trick I learned....go to the liquor store and buy the little miniature bottle of Bacardi dark rum. It's just enough for the recipe and you don't have to spend a fortune on a whole bottle of rum (unless you have other uses for it...LOL)! Recommend these 100% and these will be on my "regulars" list of Christmas cookies. :-D

Dec 21, 2003

I also use confectioner's sugar instead of white sugar... another substitution that I really like is Amaretto instead of rum. A low rating for "kid friendly" because of the alcohol, but hey, adults need a treat too!

Dec 06, 2003

This cookie was a big hit at Christmas. I used Captain Morgan's spiced rum, and had to print out copies of the recipe for about 5 people! Very yummy.

Oct 31, 2007

I searched high and low for the perfect Rum Ball recipe, and this is it! I use Capt. Morgan's Spiced Rum......and instead of rolling them in sugar, I use coconut (which you can color for holidays) or finely chopped walnuts. They make great gifts too....with that personal touch!

Dec 13, 2004

YUMMY, I have been looking for a recipie with real chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder (Thats the way my aunt made them) I also use ginger snaps instead of vanilla wafers. THE BEST!!

Dec 17, 2009

This is fantastic and easy to make. I used Malibu Rum coconut flavor and it added that special flavor. I then made 3 batches, 1 rolled in coconut flakes, another rolled in regular sugar, and the last in powdered sugar. All came out very very yummy. A keeper for sure.


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  • Calories
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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