Chocolate Cherry Kid Friendly Rum Balls

Recipe by LUv 2 BaKE
READY IN: 45mins


  • 1
    (250 g) package light cream cheese, block style, at room temperature
  • 175
    g semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 175
    g butterscotch chips
  • 15
    ml rum extract or 50 ml rum
  • 15 -20
    ml water (omit if using real rum)
  • 625
    ml graham wafer crumbs
  • 1
    cup maraschino cherry, finely chopped & well drained
  • chocolate sprinkles (also called chocolate shot)


  • Chop up maraschino cherries, set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese with food processor or wooden spoon.
  • Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in microwave on medium power for 1 minute at a time until melted; stir lots after each minute to make sure you don't burn it.
  • Beat chocolate mixture into cream cheese; Mix in rum, water, cherries and graham wafer crumbs.
  • (the amount of water depends on the type of cream cheese you use, if using light add the minimum amount of water).
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • With your hands, roll out about one teaspoon of the mixture at a time into balls.
  • Put chocolate sprinkles in a small bowl (such as a cream cheese container), roll rum balls in the sprinkles one at a time.
  • Store in refrigerator.
  • If you are making these for a gathering/occasion, roll the rum balls the day before or day of, They do keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge, but at that time the chocolate sprinkles do soften slightly.
  • Yield: about 80 rum balls.