Cocoa Rum Balls

  • Recipe By
  • Published Dec 24th
  • Ready In2d 30m
  • Servings24
  • Calories158
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.

Cocoa Rum Balls Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cocoa Rum Balls for 24 servings:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/8 cup confectioners' sugar

Cocoa Rum Balls Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In2d 30m

To cook Cocoa Rum Balls, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Cocoa Rum Balls easily:

  1. 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. 2 Store rum balls in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days to develop flavor. Roll them again in confectioners' sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 158 calories; 7.8 grams of fat; 18.7 grams of carbohydrates; 2.3 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 46 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 7th 2009

    Fun to make, I have made these before but not with the chocoalte kick, I like it...a little shot of rum while your making them helps the whole preocss go smoother....

  2. Nov 22nd 2007

    These rum balls are awesome. I have tried many recipes that are often mucky and a pain to make. These are perfect. I used a food processor then stirred in the cornstarch and rum. As we l ...

  3. Dec 13th 2006

    These have become a regular treat for our family at Christmas. I use a food processor for the wafer cookies and nuts to make a finer mixture as recommended by another reviewer, and it works ...

  4. Dec 28th 2005

    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.

  5. Dec 22nd 2004

    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 ...

  6. Dec 3rd 2004

    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 i ...

  7. Jan 9th 2003

    This is a winner! Thank you Leslie! Have made several times for various get togethers and have received raves each time! Use of a blender to powder both the wafers and the nuts (in several ...

  8. Dec 11th 2002

    If I had to sum up this recipe in one word, it would have to be yumyumyummy!! These cookies are not only beautiful, but they taste wonderful. Unlike many holiday confections, the longer th ...

  9. Dec 15th 2001

    I took these to a cookie exchange party and won most outstanding. I used almonds for the nuts and ground them in a coffee grinder until very fine. Wonderful cookie with no baking!!!