Christmas Rum Balls or Anytime Rum Balls

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Recipe: #155

September 14, 2011

" These balls are so quick and easy to make. They are a nice addition to your baked goodies to give away as gifts. Make these about a week before you want to serve them to allow them to mellow. Store in an air tight container - I keep mine in the freezer (if the last long enough) - they don't go hard and they are wonderful ice cold. If you prefer use chocolate wafers. The wafers I refer to are Christies thin thin wafers. You may use bourbon instead of the rum."

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (29.7 g)
  • Calories 118.6
  • Total Fat - 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.3 mg
  • Sodium - 32.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 14.7 g
  • Protein - 1 g
  • Calcium - 8.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Sift cocoa with 1 cup of the sugar

Step 2

Stir in the spiced rum

Step 3

Add crushed Vanilla wafers and nuts

Step 4

Mix thoroughly

Step 5

Shape mixture in walnut sized balls (two teaspoons work as does a melon baller)

Step 6

Dredge with remaining sugar or leave plain Store in air tight container

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

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moosehead "RIP" In Our Kitchen

These are fabulous, quick and easy. Made with rum. Will post photo this weekend - I had to make a second batch because DH ate them all before I could take a photo of first batch!

(4 Jan 2013)