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Decadent Rum Balls

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"Crushed vanilla wafers, pecans and cocoa are blended with coffee and rum for luscious, no-bake cookies that are ideal for the holidays."
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 servings, 3 rum balls each)


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  • Ready In

  1. Mix wafer crumbs, sugar, pecans, butter, corn syrup and cocoa in large bowl.
  2. Add instant coffee granules to rum; stir until coffee granules are dissolved. Add to crumb mixture; mix well. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; roll in coconut. Place in airtight container with sheet of wax paper between each layer of balls. Store at room temperature.


  • Size It Up
  • These indulgent rum balls can be rolled in a variety of coatings for a sweet treat that is perfect for holiday gift giving.
  • Great Substitute
  • Substitute toasted PLANTERS Sliced Almonds or chocolate sprinkles for the coconut.


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This is the first time I've made rum balls and this recipe is very easy. Here is my experience: First, I ground up more (about 70-75) vanilla wafers and pecans (heaping cup) than the recipe requ...

This is the best rum ball recipe I have ever tried. I used International Coffee flavored coffee instead of instant coffee. I divided a third into chai, french vanilla and dark chocolate. I al...

No words can describe HOW AMAZING these rum balls are! I made a few changes, since it's very difficult to find wafers in Japanese supermarkets : I simply used 1 box of butter shortbread cookie...

AMAZING! did not use corn syrup (i'm opposed to the stuff) and didn't have to substitute anything, plenty sweet as is. also, used instant espresso for a stronger flavor

Delicious but after following the recipe exactly I found that the mix was too mushy to roll into balls. I fixed by adding about 10 more crushed wafers and a handful of chopped nuts. I also used ...

These were a hit! Fabulous. I did substitute cocoa powder for about 3 baking squares of semi sweet chocolate AND and threw in some more rum, more nuts and a few more wafers!!! A great recipe. ...

Have been making these for the last few Christmases and they get rave reviews, and the fact that they are a quick and easy crowd pleaser during the holidays makes me a happy happy girl!

These are great! I rolled mine in chocolate sprinkles instead and they were very easy to work with.

This was a grate gift for teachers christmas gifts