These are the best-ever rum balls, perfect for Christmas eating or giving.

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 rum balls
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cup cake crumbs, cream, melted chocolate, dark rum, and ground almonds.

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  • Form mixture into small balls and roll in sprinkles. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 12g; fat 6g; cholesterol 5.7mg; sodium 50.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
I'm not a fan of rum but these are superb! You will make about three batches of rum balls with the white cake that you have to bake. I also used more white cake crumbs than the recipe calls for (about two cups each batch). I had more luck (less mess) when I let the dough sit in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before I rolled them into balls. I rolled mine in chocolate jimmies, cocoa, coconut, crushed candy canes. So easy and very tasty Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/25/2011
i'm sure it was somehow operator error- but I wound up with very soggy wet rum balls that didn't even really taste all that good. I even added extra cake crumbs thinking it would dry it up but no. A total waste of ingredients. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
I'm not a fan of rum but these are superb! You will make about three batches of rum balls with the white cake that you have to bake. I also used more white cake crumbs than the recipe calls for (about two cups each batch). I had more luck (less mess) when I let the dough sit in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before I rolled them into balls. I rolled mine in chocolate jimmies, cocoa, coconut, crushed candy canes. So easy and very tasty Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2009
These are a hit every time I make them although I do typically vary the recipe slightly by taste or by occasion...I've made these with pumpkin, chocolate, carrot, you name it cake and decorated them just as many different ways. Thank you for a great base recipe its def. a keeper :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
We loved these! I've made a few different rum ball recipes but i think this will be the one i stick with from now on. The only thing i changed was to use butter cake instead of white and i added a little cocoa powder. They were wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
These are the BEST Rum Balls. I did add more rum so I needed to add more cake and chocolate. Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2007
I used day old doughnuts instead of cake and left out the nuts. I relized I forgot to get cream so I used the egg nog in the fridge. Also I added a little bit of cocoa powered to the mix to even out the color. It's pretty good everyone liked them. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2011
i'm sure it was somehow operator error- but I wound up with very soggy wet rum balls that didn't even really taste all that good. I even added extra cake crumbs thinking it would dry it up but no. A total waste of ingredients. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
Good recipe worked pretty well used more chocolate chocolate cake and put a marshmellow in the centre! Really yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2011
I have always used vanilla wafers to make my rum balls but I didn't have any so I tried this recipe. It turned out pretty well! I highly suggest adding the rum to taste in case you want more rum flavor and then add the cream a little at a time for the correct consistency. I used condensed milk because I didn't have heavy cream and I also added some unsweetened cocoa powder for more chocolate flavor. 1 cake makes about 3 batches of this recipe so I had some to play with. I made one batch substituting pumpkin for the chocolate and bourbon for the rum. I rolled the balls in coconut. YUM!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
Didn't buy enough chocolate sprinkles to decorate rum balls; so mixed in additional ground almonds. This made them look even more festive. Everyone loved this recipe. Read More
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