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Rum Balls II Recipe
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Rum Balls II

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"These are the best-ever rum balls, perfect for Christmas eating or giving."

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Original recipe makes 30 rum balls Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cup cake crumbs, cream, melted chocolate, dark rum, and ground almonds.
  2. Form mixture into small balls and roll in sprinkles. Store in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2007

I'm not a fan of rum but these are superb! You will make about three batches of rum balls with the white cake that you have to bake. I also used more white cake crumbs than the recipe calls for (about two cups each batch). I had more luck (less mess) when I let the dough sit in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before I rolled them into balls. I rolled mine in chocolate jimmies, cocoa, coconut, crushed candy canes. So easy and very tasty

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 24, 2011

i'm sure it was somehow operator error- but I wound up with very soggy, wet rum balls that didn't even really taste all that good. I even added extra cake crumbs thinking it would dry it up, but no. A total waste of ingredients.


15 Ratings

Oct 09, 2009

These are a hit every time I make them although I do typically vary the recipe slightly by taste or by occasion...I've made these with pumpkin, chocolate, carrot, you name it cake and decorated them just as many different ways. Thank you for a great base recipe its def. a keeper :)

Dec 09, 2008

We loved these! I've made a few different rum ball recipes but i think this will be the one i stick with from now on. The only thing i changed was to use butter cake instead of white and i added a little cocoa powder. They were wonderful!

Dec 19, 2005

These are the BEST Rum Balls. I did add more rum so I needed to add more cake and chocolate. Very yummy!

Dec 18, 2007

I used day old doughnuts instead of cake and left out the nuts. I relized I forgot to get cream so I used the egg nog in the fridge. Also, I added a little bit of cocoa powered to the mix to even out the color. It's pretty good, everyone liked them.

May 18, 2009

Good recipe worked pretty well, used more chocolate, chocolate cake and put a marshmellow in the centre! Really yummy!

Jan 12, 2009

Didn't buy enough chocolate sprinkles to decorate rum balls; so mixed in additional ground almonds. This made them look even more festive. Everyone loved this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

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

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