Rum Balls

Posted in : Appetizers, Cookies, Desserts on by : MikeZ

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Rum Balls

No Bake bite-sized balls of goodness rolled in your favorite accent flavor – powdered sugar, sprinkles, nuts, or even coconut.
Difficulty: Beginner
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizers, cookies, desserts
Method No Bake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Calories 155kcal


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Small #100 Cookie Scoop about 2 tsp/scoop


  • 3 cups Crushed Vanilla Wafers
  • 1 ½ cups Pecans - Finely Chopped
  • ½ cup Rum
  • 3 Tbsps. Light Corn Syrup
  • ¾ cup Powered Sugar
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract


  • In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, powered sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Drizzle in vanilla, corn syrup and rum. Mix well.
  • Scoop 2 scoops with cookie scoop and combine into 1 1/8″ balls.
  • Roll Rum Balls in additional powdered sugar, cocoa, sprinkles, etc.
  • Refrigerate in air-tight container for several days to develop extra flavor.


They may be frozen indefinitely in a vacuum bag.
Any rum will work (White, Dark, Coconut, or Vanilla) — even your favorite Bourbon in a pinch.  
Any non-iced cookie or cracker will also work, from Oreos (minus the filling) to unsalted crackers to Butter wafers.

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