Cocoa Rum Balls

Cocoa Rum Balls

143 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    2 d 30 m
Leslie
Recipe by  Leslie

“This delicious smooth confection is an impressive dessert for the holidays. These are wonderful for parties, and perfect for holiday gifts to your loved ones. A half cup of orange juice plus one teaspoon of freshly grated orange peel can be substituted for the rum in this recipe.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 dozen

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped nuts, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, and cocoa. Mix in rum and corn syrup. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in confectioners' sugar.
  2. Store rum balls in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days to develop flavor. Roll them again in confectioners' sugar before serving.

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Reviews (143)

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CMTORIE
188

CMTORIE

I get such RAVE reviews when I make these. The only changes I make is that I use Malibu Rum instead of regular rum...it's what I have on hand and personally I prefer it because the flavor is much more mild and I'm not a big rum fan. I definately feel this is a recipe that you should ALWAYS DOUBLE as they will disappear quickly. And they really do get better after a few days...they just don't normally last that long! haha I wouldn't suggest trying to crush the ingredients with anything other than a food processor. It just gives you a totally different type of cookie. I most like these when the cookies and nuts are ground to an almost powder consistancy. That way you taste the 'cookie' not the 'ingredients' if that makes sense to you.

ginevra
130

ginevra

These were the hit of every party I took them to! - so delicious! Only thing I do different is toss them in granulated sugar rather than confection - the sparkles look nicer.

DORI M
100

DORI M

These are awesome!! I made them last year and they were a hit! I use Bacardi Vanilla flavored rum instead of plain rum and it gives it a little something extra, and this year I will triple the recipe, due to the high demand!! I also throw the nuts and cookies in the food processor to make sure they are ground up finely.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 158 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 18.7 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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