Coconut Rum Balls

READY IN: 25hrs
Recipe by Scrivener1

These are quite addicting. The flavor improves after 24 hours. You can store them for about 2 weeks. I made these for Christmas 2005, and they were very popular. I found this recipe on

Top Review by stormylee

These rum balls were not only an addiction for me this holiday season - they were an obsession. So delicious! I stored them in a cool place for little over a week before eating and the rum flavour had mellowed beautifully. I would use a little less rum the next time though (maybe 100 ml rather than 120 ml?): these were just a touch too soft even after refrigeration. Could be a function of my vanilla wafers or other dry ingredients too, and anyway, it's a tiny detail in a wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the crushed vanilla wafers, coconut and walnuts.
  2. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and rum; mix well.
  3. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  4. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.
  5. Roll the balls in the remaining coconut.
  6. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

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