Vanilla Rum Balls

READY IN: 30mins


  • 3
    tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3
    cups vanilla wafers, crushed (Crush vanilla biscuits and use if you dont get vanilla wafers, 300g)
  • 4
    tablespoons dark corn syrup or 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 12
    cup dark rum (more or less, depending on personal tastes)
  • extra cocoa or ground chocolate, to roll the rum balls in


  • In a large bowl, sift together the cocoa and confectioners' sugar.
  • In a food processor or blender crush/crumble the vanilla wafers.
  • Add the crushed vanilla wafers to the sugar mixture and combine.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Form the mixture into 1 inch (2. 5 cm) balls with your hands.
  • The balls should hold together easily and retain their shape.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle the extra cocoa or ground chocolate on a flat surface and roll the balls in to coat.
  • Have 'em on your cookie tray this year and watch 'em vanish before you know it!