Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Delicious (and you can adjust the amount of rum to taste...or you can use rum flavouring if you prefer).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups vanilla wafers, ground
  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 12 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 14 cup rum
  • chocolate, shots (or additional icing sugar)


  1. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate shots/additional icing sugar and shape into one inch balls.
  2. Roll in chocolate shots (or additional icing sugar).
Most Helpful

These were very easy to make. I used almonds instead of walnuts, (for allergy reasons) and they turned out GREAT!

Roxi J. December 15, 2002

This Ball of goodness should not go unoticed. The alcohol alone would give you a sharp kick in the pants. This recipe in all honesty is a quick and easy method to create a fantastic appetizer for your friends, on short notice. I had a great time making this Rum Balls with my grandparents, they ate them all up. Great First Class Recipe

Taj Mahal August 12, 2002

These are by far the best. I fix these by special request from a BFF. I used dark rum and Hershey's cocoa and I think it made a difference over last year, I used Droste cocoa. Much better this year, richer tasting. Thank you again.

Peg629 December 22, 2008