Coconut Rum Balls

Coconut Rum Balls

40 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 30 m
Carla Hoy
Recipe by  Carla Hoy

“The flavor of these candies improves after 24 hours. They may be made ahead and stored in refrigerator. Roll in confectioners' sugar instead of coconut if you prefer.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 8 dozen

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the crushed vanilla wafers, 1 1/3 cup coconut and walnuts. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and rum; mix well. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  2. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the remaining coconut. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

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Reviews (40)

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CHI BA
32

CHI BA

This was my second time making rum balls, the first time I made chocolate ones. These coconut rum balls tasted sooooo good and were very easy to make. I used crushed almonds instead of walnuts because I can't stand walnuts, and they turned out great. I made them a week ahead and put them in tin cans, made EXCELLENT Christmas gifts and stored well in the fridge. The only problem was after you roll a few balls, your hands get very sticky, so have a spoon nearby to scrape the sticky stuff off your hands after rolling a some balls!!

PEACHEY
25

PEACHEY

A great variation for rum balls! I make a few changes to the listed recipe, however. I prefer to toast the coconut before I roll the balls in it- YUM! I also add about 1/8 cup more rum (coconut flavored), otherwise the coconut flavor completely masks the rum flavor.

dingbatt
24

dingbatt

Made these for a NYE party last night. They turned out well and were very tasty. I made a half batch 4 days prior and used a coconut rum. I crushed the vanilla wafers in a ziploc bag and used a rolling pin. I then rolled the dough into individual balls. It was kind of messy and sticky but was not a big deal. I then sprinkled with a generous amount of powdered sugar, put in a sealed container and popped into the fridge to cure. Prior to party, I rolled each ball again in powdered sugar because they were a little bit sticky and then finished off by rolling in chopped nuts. You have to like rum and coconut, which party guests did, so they went over very well. Recipe was not difficult and I would make again.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (96 total)

  • Calories
  • 47 cal
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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