Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Great for the holidays, as a gift, or any time. These can be stored in an air tight container for a couple of weeks.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 6 tablespoons rum
  • 11 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 cup walnuts, finely chopped


  1. In medium bowl combine vanilla wafers and rum.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over low heat melt the chips with the condensed milk. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
  3. Gradually add crumb mixture and nuts to the melted chocolate mixture. Mix well.
  4. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. To speed this process up, you can chill in refrigerator.
  5. Shape into 1 inch balls. Dip in chocolate and place on wax paper to set up.
  6. NOTE: They have the small paper baking liners---I think they call them mini muffin baking liners. These are a great way to serve the rum balls and are attractive when using this as a gift. I store them in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks. I've also substituted pecans for the walnuts in this recipe. Both are good--so it really is a personal preference or nut availability.