Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

LOL! Since this is a no bake recipe the rum balls are quite potent, and one surely needs a designated driver to eat them. Its been so long since I made them that I can't remember how many the recipe makes. Of course that may be a result of family and friends eating them as fast as they are made. When posting the recipe it made me post a number for the yield, hence the 24.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix vanilla wafer crumbs, cocoa, nuts and 1-cup of confectioner's sugar well.
  2. Add the corn syrup and rum. (mix well).
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  4. Put into a tightly covered tin or metal container for at least 12-hours before serving.
  5. (cookies keep very well for 4-5 weeks).
Most Helpful

I've made these many times, but I used 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips (melted) instead of the cocoa powder. Sometimes I coat these in grated coconut instead of powdered sugar...I like it that way the best because it tastes like a gourmet Mounds candy bar! This is always a big hit for Christmas! I added my photo!

LILLIANCOOKS January 14, 2011

I subbed graham crumbs for the vanilla wafers crumbs which made these a bit dry. My fault and not the recipes. Nice strong rum flavour but I did find them a bit lacking in chocolate BUT that could be that the crumbs I used overpowered that. Quick and easy to make. Will make again but this time with the right vanilla crumbs LOL Made for Photo Tag

wicked cook 46 April 09, 2009