These are incredibly sweet and wonderfully crunchy. Make them ahead. They taste even better after a few days.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine crumbs, coconut, & nuts. Add sweetened condensed milk & rum; mix well. Chill 4 hours.

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  • Shape into 1- inch balls. Roll in sugar. Store in covered container in refrigerator 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1063 calories; 16.6 g protein; 133.7 g carbohydrates; 33.3 mg cholesterol; 452.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! These are a big hit! The balls themselves are nice but dipping them in chocolate takes them to a whole new level of DELISH. I did some of them with the powdered sugar some with white chocolate some with milk chocolate and some are double-dipped... heh-heh-heh.:) I used coconut rum which is excellent and doubled it (1/2c.) because they were otherwise looking too dry. Lastly I used a mixture of nuts - almonds pecans & walnuts. I think this recipe just made the cut for an annual holiday fave! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2006
Even after 24 hrs this "dough" was still wet sticky and inedible. After crushing and adding an ADDITIONAL box of wafers they were fine. Seriously: how did these work out for so many other cooks? Other coconut rum ball recipes include an entire box of confectioners sugar. That would have fixed the consistency but really: they were YUMMY and less sweet w/double the wafers instead. My suggestion: make them with extra wafers and sugar on hand and far enough ahead of schedule to tinker with this recipe. With all good ingredients and no baking these will end up fine if you can achieve the proper consistency. But this recipe as written did not work for me. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! These are a big hit! The balls themselves are nice but dipping them in chocolate takes them to a whole new level of DELISH. I did some of them with the powdered sugar some with white chocolate some with milk chocolate and some are double-dipped... heh-heh-heh.:) I used coconut rum which is excellent and doubled it (1/2c.) because they were otherwise looking too dry. Lastly I used a mixture of nuts - almonds pecans & walnuts. I think this recipe just made the cut for an annual holiday fave! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! These are a big hit! The balls themselves are nice but dipping them in chocolate takes them to a whole new level of DELISH. I did some of them with the powdered sugar some with white chocolate some with milk chocolate and some are double-dipped... heh-heh-heh.:) I used coconut rum which is excellent and doubled it (1/2c.) because they were otherwise looking too dry. Lastly I used a mixture of nuts - almonds pecans & walnuts. I think this recipe just made the cut for an annual holiday fave! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
I made these several days ago for all my neighbor's Christmas treat plates.....they are the best rum balls I've had and the neighbors want more!!! Very addictive and hard to resist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This recipe was easy and delicious. I agree that they only improve with age. I could not make enough of them to satisfy the crowd at work. Definitely a hit! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2006
Even after 24 hrs this "dough" was still wet sticky and inedible. After crushing and adding an ADDITIONAL box of wafers they were fine. Seriously: how did these work out for so many other cooks? Other coconut rum ball recipes include an entire box of confectioners sugar. That would have fixed the consistency but really: they were YUMMY and less sweet w/double the wafers instead. My suggestion: make them with extra wafers and sugar on hand and far enough ahead of schedule to tinker with this recipe. With all good ingredients and no baking these will end up fine if you can achieve the proper consistency. But this recipe as written did not work for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2007
Absolutely delicious-taste like a Mounds Bar! One thing to note I would be sure that they are ate before a few days as the longer they sit the stronger the alcohol becomes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
Recipe came out good but needed a bit more rum. I put in 1/2 cup coconut rum and they were still a little dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2008
TO DIE FOR!! these were wonderful i didn't change a thing. so rich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2008
These made excellent gifts for friends everyone loved them. I upped the rum amount to 1/2cup as others suggested. I also let them sit overnight before rolling them and they weren't too wet. I think one box of wafers was adequate even though some people didn't but I didn't eat any I think one full box is just enough so don't eat even a few. They are worth the wait and only get better with age. Thanks for a new holiday favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
I followed the recipe exact and everone loved them. Many in my family said they were pretty strong just how they like them. I did leave them set for a while for the flavors to mingle. Great easy recipe. Read More
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