These treats are dense and moist. Wrapped in a pretty box they make a great gift!

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Ingredients

45
Original recipe yields 45 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt chocolate over a double boiler, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in 1/2 cup of sugar and the corn syrup, then the rum. In a separate bowl, stir together the vanilla wafer crumbs and walnuts. Add the chocolate mixture to the nut mixture and stir until well blended.

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  • Place the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the sugar to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight for best flavor. These can be refrigerated up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

109.3 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 15.3g 5% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 31.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
I used grahan crumbs instead of vanilla wafer crumbs and the turned out excellent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2006
ugh our rum balls came out terrible!! used graham cracker crumbs (what i had on hand) as recommended by a reviewer & bacardi's amber rum. if there's a next time i'll stick to the recipe! thanks anyway amanda. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
I used grahan crumbs instead of vanilla wafer crumbs and the turned out excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
These little babies are delicious!! Being a no-bake cookie and rolling them in granulated sugar makes things a lot less messy too than rum balls I've made in the past rolling those in powdered sugar. Little trick I learned....go to the liquor store and buy the little miniature bottle of Bacardi dark rum. It's just enough for the recipe and you don't have to spend a fortune on a whole bottle of rum (unless you have other uses for it...LOL)! Recommend these 100% and these will be on my "regulars" list of Christmas cookies.:-D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
I also use confectioner's sugar instead of white sugar... another substitution that I really like is Amaretto instead of rum. A low rating for "kid friendly" because of the alcohol but hey adults need a treat too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2007
I searched high and low for the perfect Rum Ball recipe and this is it! I use Capt. Morgan's Spiced Rum......and instead of rolling them in sugar I use coconut (which you can color for holidays) or finely chopped walnuts. They make great gifts too....with that personal touch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
This cookie was a big hit at Christmas. I used Captain Morgan's spiced rum and had to print out copies of the recipe for about 5 people! Very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2004
YUMMY I have been looking for a recipie with real chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder (Thats the way my aunt made them) I also use ginger snaps instead of vanilla wafers. THE BEST!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2006
ugh our rum balls came out terrible!! used graham cracker crumbs (what i had on hand) as recommended by a reviewer & bacardi's amber rum. if there's a next time i'll stick to the recipe! thanks anyway amanda. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2009
This is fantastic and easy to make. I used Malibu Rum coconut flavor and it added that special flavor. I then made 3 batches 1 rolled in coconut flakes another rolled in regular sugar and the last in powdered sugar. All came out very very yummy. A keeper for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
I replaced my favorite rum ball recipe with this one. I used confectioners sugar where the recipe called for "white sugar". Very moist and very rich. Don't eat and drive!! Read More
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