I received this easy, no-bake recipe 30 years ago, and I have yet to taste a better rum ball! It is best made with 151 proof rum (buy a smaller bottle so as not to spend so much) and Oreo® cookies, with the cream scraped out. The Oreo cookie crumbs make the best tasting chocolate wafer crumbs. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 rum balls
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chocolate wafer crumbs, confectioners' sugar, pecans, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup rum in a bowl. Mix with your hands until ingredients are well combined; mixture will be stiff and sticky.

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  • Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls. Dip each ball in remaining rum and roll in coconut flakes.

  • Cover and refrigerate until firm, 8 hours to overnight. Roll in more coconut just before serving, if desired.

Cook's Note:

Walnuts can be used in place of pecans, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 16.9g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 65.1mg. Full Nutrition
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