Coconut Rum Balls

Coconut Rum Balls


"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."


4 h 30 m servings 47 cals
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Original recipe yields 96 servings



  • Calories:
  • 47 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.8g
  • 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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  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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  1. 44 Ratings


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 b...

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 ...

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 ...

This is my first time even eating, let alone making rum balls. I doubled the rum like most reviews said and I used coconut rum. The flavor is great, but I think chocolate dipped would be fun t...

This was the 1st time I ever made rum balls, and these were EXCELLENT. They were so easy to make and just tasted amazing, the absolute perfect amount of "rum taste". Like the last reviewer men...

These are by far the best rum balls I have made so far. They are soft and moist and just tasty. I coat them in melted semi-sweet chocolate and then roll them in chocolate sprinkles. PURE HEAV...

These were fabulous! You cannot eat just one!

To keep your hands from becoming sticky, I found that if you put the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes before you roll the dough it isn't that sticky. Also, after you roll them into balls, plac...