Brandy or Rum Balls

Brandy or Rum Balls


"This is an excellent dessert to bring for the Holidays. You can use either Brandy or Rum. These do need some time to set up so it is best to make them the night before. If you don't care for walnuts, the balls can be rolled in confectioners' sugar or cocoa powder."


40 m servings 92 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt evaporated milk and chocolate chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the crushed vanilla wafers and brandy until well blended. Roll the dough into small balls and roll the balls in chopped walnuts, then in confectioners' sugar. Store covered in the refrigerator.
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  1. 53 Ratings


LOVED IT!! Used Captian Morgan's spiced rum and it was a wonderful flavor. Had tons of people tell me it was the best rum balls they had ever had! Have given three people this recipe so far. ...

Quite tasty! I didn't roll them in my hand. I used a small cookie scoop-like an ice cream scoop-with a squeeze handle that ejects the dough. You get a rounded top with a flat bottom. (Perfect fo...

Turned out great! They get better with age. Also, I put the walnuts IN the mixture rather than rolling the balls in them.

Very easy to make, especially with a food processor and a small scoop with a release. Chilling the chocolate mixture for at least 30 minutes before attempting to form the balls made the process...

LOVE IT!!! I was looking for a recipe that didn't call for corn syrup since an old recipe I had didn't call for it so I went with this one. I did not see a vanilla wafer box that was 16 ounces,...

This is a great easy recipe. I've tried other rum ball recipes, and I've never gotten such a great response!

Is this recipe is really great. I only tried a sample batch aat first, just to see how they would come out. When they tell you to let these things set up, you better do it. Anyway, I ended up...

I have been looking for a great rum ball recipe for years and this one is it! Quick, easy and very yummy! I used this one for a cookie swap!

Delicious! It took a little work to "finely" chop everything, but it was a fun recipe to make, and very yummy, too :)