Brandy or Rum Balls


These brandy balls are 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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
60 balls


  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup brandy

  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed very fine

  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar for rolling


  1. In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt evaporated milk and chocolate chips, frequently stirring until smooth.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in crushed vanilla wafers and brandy until well blended.

  3. Roll dough into small balls and roll the balls in chopped walnuts and then in confectioners' sugar. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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