Rum Balls

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Sandaidh

This is from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking, edited by Charlotte Turgeon. When I was married, I made these for one of my ex's Oddfellow meetings. They went over quite well. Then I sent the recipe to a friend, who had his first batch...'appropriated.' The rum balls will keep several weeks in an airtight container, but I've never had them last that long. It's a simple and easy recipe to make, and goes well in both high-class and casual situations. Enjoy!

Top Review by Dorel

I love these. I didn't have any rum so I used Baileys Irish Cream. They turned out great. Thanks for posting Sandaidh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cookie crumbs, sugar, 1 cup chopped walnuts, corn syrup, rum and cocoa.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Form into 1 inch balls.
  4. Roll balls in reserved walnuts.
  5. Set aside to air dry for about an hour.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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