Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

Do you like the taste of the candy bar almond joy? Well then you'll enjoy these NO-BAKE rum balls. Approximately one cup and a half of Myers Coconut Rum breaks down to 6 rum balls being 1 shot of booze. yields about 5 - 6 dozen rum balls (I don't have an accurate count b/c I... and a roommate (yea right) snacked while I was making them - whoopsiedaisy MY BAAAD). You can grind fine the vanilla wafers or stomp on with a rolling pin fine to medium coarse the way I like it. The 1 1/4 cup of Myers coconut rum is more like a cup and a half to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) bagmelted semi-sweet chocolate chips, by trader joe's
  • 1 (12 ounce) box vanilla wafer cookies, ground fine
  • 1 14 cups of myers coconut rum
  • 34 cup turbinado sugar or 34 cup other not bleached sugar
  • 34 cup caro corn syrup, at room temperature
  • toppings to taste

  • 12 cup coconut flakes
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup trader joes sesame honey-roasted almond


  1. in a large non metal mixing bowl with a wooden spoon:
  2. mix the smashed nilla wafers with the turbinado sugar and the rum.
  3. incorporate the caro light corn syrup.
  4. incorporate the melted semisweet chocolate chips.
  5. let the mixture cool to a workable consistency
  6. line a jelly roll tray with parchment, put your surgical gloves on to start rolling the rum balls about 1 tsp in size - or slightly smaller than a doughnut hole.
  7. As you roll the rum balls up (slightly smaller than a doughnut hole)~~
  8. Roll them in a tray of coconut flakes and chopped almonds (I love the trader joe’s sesame honey almonds), or you can embed a whole almond on the rum ball and roll in powdered sugar and coconut flakes. Either way is quite tasty.
  9. Place rum balls on the parchment and let set up for a little while - you can refrigerate them.