Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This no bake and gift cookie is from and these are - TO DIE FOR! Try 'em, they're ADDICTIVE! Make ahead, and store in an airtight container(we don't want the tantalizing vapors to vanish!) for at least a week, to enjoy these BEST! Pls. note- Brandy or Bourbon can be substituted for Rum. Also, pls. note - the yield is a guess. Honestly, I feel it depends to a gigantic extent on your power to resist these:)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 44.37 ml cocoa powder
  • 236.59 ml confectioners' sugar (150g)
  • 709.77 ml vanilla wafers, crushed (Crush vanilla biscuits and use if you dont get vanilla wafers, 300g)
  • 59.16 ml dark corn syrup or 59.16 ml golden syrup
  • 118.29 ml dark rum (more or less, depending on personal tastes)
  • extra cocoa or ground chocolate, to roll the rum balls in


  1. In a large bowl, sift together the cocoa and confectioners' sugar.
  2. In a food processor or blender crush/crumble the vanilla wafers.
  3. Add the crushed vanilla wafers to the sugar mixture and combine.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Form the mixture into 1 inch (2. 5 cm) balls with your hands.
  6. The balls should hold together easily and retain their shape.
  7. If the mixture is too dry to hold together or too wet to form balls, you can easily adjust the consistency by adding rum/sugar accordingly.
  8. Sprinkle the extra cocoa or ground chocolate on a flat surface and roll the balls in to coat.
  9. Have 'em on your cookie tray this year and watch 'em vanish before you know it!


Most Helpful

You are right Charishma...these balls are very addicting! I made them for a Christmas party and my roomate snuck off into her room with the container. Between the two of us, ther was none left for the party! I will make these again next year. They were also super easy to make and I liked the fact that I didn't have to bake. Thanks for a great new recipe.

kristi ward December 17, 2002

O.k, Gang - listen very carefully - if you eat these in less than a week after they are made, they will taste very "rummy". Maybe, even too rummy. Rummy enough to make you whine, "Wellll....they're good, but....ya' know...they're a little strong. Maybe we shouldn't keep this recipe." Oh, ye of little faith. Allow them to sit in an airtight container in a cool place for at least a week as recommended by the recipe poster with the really long name. (Our garage in the dead of Michigan winter served just dandy.) Then, carefully take one out of the container, close your eyes and place it on your tongue, closing your mouth ever so gently. The wonderful smooth chocolate rum flavor will slowly and seductively roll its way over the entire surface of your tongue while your brain sees visions of Carribean beaches and swaying palm trees. Oh, heavenly diversion!!!! Oh, bliss on earth!!!! Trust me. Go on. Try it.

Rumpole January 12, 2004

Charishma, these rum balls are FANTASTIC! Very easy to put together. I rolled half in powdered sugar and half in the crushed cookie crumbs. Didn't have enough vanilla wafers to make three cups, so crushed chocolate graham crackers, and mixed the two together! Only had Light Rum, and next batch, I'll use a little less than called for. It was just a tad too "Rummy"! Great recipe, and I thank you for sharing. Definitely a nice addition for the Christmas season. LC

Laudee December 13, 2002

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