Recipe by Matt Story
"I wanted a good rum ball with a lot of kick, so I sat down and came up with this recipe. I didn't realize how good these were until one year I didn't make them for work. I just about got lynched! Needless to say, I've made them every year since (about 20 years). These are best if you use Meyers Original Dark Rum® chilled, and Nabisco® 'Nilla wafer cookies. They are at their peak if you make them 2 days in advance. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving."
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1 (12 ounce) box
vanilla wafer cookies (such as Nilla®)
semisweet chocolate chips
light corn syrup
dark rum (such as Meyer's®)
confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
This was really good and really easy! I've never made rum balls before so I didn't realize there are so many different recipes out there. These are nice and rich, exactly what I was looking for.
They've now been in my fridge for 2 days and I'll be bringing them to a party tomorrow night.
I didn't put them on wax paper or in a bag with icing sugar, I just rolled them up and then dipped half in coconut and half in cocoa (next time I'll coat a third in icing sugar to give people even more variety.)
No fuss, no mess, no baking and you only use the stove for 5 minutes. Thanks a lot for this recipe!
I felt like it had way too much rum!!!! I think if you use half that amount they would be better.
I just finished decorating these and they are fabulous! I decorated them all different ways following a video I saw at joyofbaking after googling rum balls. I liked the ease of this recipe better than that one. So I decorated some with powdered sugar and some with unsweetened cocoa powder (both best sifted) And then I melted some chocolate chips in the microwave and (after the rum balls had been in the fridge for a while) rolled some in that. Of the chocolate ones I (immediately!) sprinkled crushed nuts on some of them. And the others, after putting back in the fridge to set, I melted white chocolate and did a small design on the top. The presentation is amazing even with my lack of decorating talent.
this was something new for me to make for the holidays but I remembered how good they were. While in Tech school in the Air Force (years ago) a buddy's grandmother had sent them to him and I was lucky enough to be able to try them, all remember was Wow there's some rum in those! After trying a few other recipes without coming close to what I remembered I saw this recipe and thought, Hmmm this one has 3 times the rum of the other recipes. I didn't have Meyers dark rum but I had Captain Morgan and tried it. These are what I remember having years earlier, very good. I received compliments from everyone that had them. I do think next year I use just a little more rum and make it Sailor Jerry since it's 92 proof to boost them up a little bit. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
Delicious! I did chicken out and use a little less rum, which I thought made them perfect, but hubby said he would like me to add more rum next time...go figure, lol. I do believe these will get stronger the loner that they sit though, so I think he'll be happier in the end. I didn't shake them in the bag w/ powdered sugar, I just rolled them in the powdered sugar on a plate, and that worked well. I will def be making these again...they were very easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)
This was my first time making rum balls and I must say that this recipe was great! Not too sure why there aren't more reviews...I am definitely making these again for my guests over Christmas. Give 'em a try, you won't be disappointed! Hope this helps! :)
Made these for a recent party I attended and they were an instant hit!!! Will be making these again for sure!
Very tasty I did these but I added 1 cup of pecans finely chopped
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 44
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