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Rum Balls Recipe
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Rum Balls

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"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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Original recipe makes 2 dozen rum balls Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 10 mins

Directions

  1. Place vanilla cookies in a food processor and process into fine crumbs.
  2. Heat chocolate chips and corn syrup together in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until chocolate is melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in rum and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in cookie crumbs; dough will be sticky.
  3. Place saucepan in the refrigerator until dough is firm and easy to roll, about 15 minutes. Cover 2 plates with waxed paper; dust with confectioners' sugar.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared plates. Dust rum balls with confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove rum balls from refrigerator and transfer to a resealable bag, including the extra confectioners' sugar. Seal the bag and shake to coat the rum balls completely with confectioners' sugar.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You will find that you will probably use more than just a cup of confectioners' sugar...you won't hurt the recipe one bit.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2012

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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 25, 2013

I felt like it had way too much rum!!!! I think if you use half that amount they would be better.

 

15 Ratings

Mar 12, 2013

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.

 
Jan 08, 2013

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.

 
Dec 18, 2013

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! :)

 
May 08, 2013

Made these for a recent party I attended and they were an instant hit!!! Will be making these again for sure!

 
Dec 16, 2012

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. :)

 
Dec 18, 2013

Best recipe ive tasted. And very easy to do in a hurry. I did find that refrigerating between doing up and rolling Into balls was not necessary. At the party i had to make another double batch while everyone watched and waited for more. Good stuff, Maynard!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

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

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