A holiday favorite! Try using brandy in place of the rum.

Advertisement

Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the vanilla wafers, cocoa and sugar. Stir in the chopped walnuts, corn syrup and rum. Mix until well blended.

    Advertisement
  • Form dough into 2 inch balls and roll in confectioners' sugar. Store in covered tin.

Nutrition Facts

102.3 calories; 1.1 g protein; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 41 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (59)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2008
I substituted sweetened condensed milk instead of corn syrup in this recipe and rolled the rum balls in hundreds and thosands coconut and crushed peanuts. They turned out great and the different coatings made for good variety in Christmas gift-giving!:) Read More
(110)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
I WAS SO EXCITED TO USE THIS RECIPE AS RUM BALLS ARE MY FAVORITE COOKIE HOWEVER I HAD PROBLEMS WITH THIS RECIPE FROM THE START. HAD TO KEEP ADDING MORE RUM & CORN STARCH FOR MIXTURE TO "STICK" TOGETHER; AFTER ALL THE EFFORTS COOKIES LACKED IN "RUM FLAVOR" & WERE QUITE DRY. I BELIEVE RECIPE SHOULD USE AT LEAST 1/2 CUP OF RUM/BRANDY ETC. & MORE CORN STARCH...VERY SORRY TO HAVE TO LEAVE SUCH A POOR REVIEW!!! Read More
(23)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2008
I substituted sweetened condensed milk instead of corn syrup in this recipe and rolled the rum balls in hundreds and thosands coconut and crushed peanuts. They turned out great and the different coatings made for good variety in Christmas gift-giving!:) Read More
(110)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
i was putting a little care package together for a family that is moving and i decided to make them some christmas cookies since i won't be seeing them during the holidays. well these no bake rum balls were one of the easiet and best tasting of them all. Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2004
I tried this recipe and loved it. I am wondering if the last person to post had problems with it because they used corn starch instead of corn syrup??? Read More
(53)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2008
I have used this recipe for years. I melt 12 oz of semi sweet chips in about 1 Tbsp shortening and dip each ball in the mixture. A family favorite Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2006
This recipe was amazing! I ended up using pecans instead of walnuts (it's what I had) and it was delicious. Super easy to make and as a not if you let them chill over night instead of an hour they are phenomenal! I only got compliments on them! I cannot wait to try them with different liquers! I also added a wee bit more cocoa.... One other way to do it is 2 cups vanilla wafers and 1/2 cup of oreo crumbs. Again - easy and delicious Read More
(24)
Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
I WAS SO EXCITED TO USE THIS RECIPE AS RUM BALLS ARE MY FAVORITE COOKIE HOWEVER I HAD PROBLEMS WITH THIS RECIPE FROM THE START. HAD TO KEEP ADDING MORE RUM & CORN STARCH FOR MIXTURE TO "STICK" TOGETHER; AFTER ALL THE EFFORTS COOKIES LACKED IN "RUM FLAVOR" & WERE QUITE DRY. I BELIEVE RECIPE SHOULD USE AT LEAST 1/2 CUP OF RUM/BRANDY ETC. & MORE CORN STARCH...VERY SORRY TO HAVE TO LEAVE SUCH A POOR REVIEW!!! Read More
(23)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
AWESOME! I did tweak the recipe a bit but only because I didn't have enough nilla wafers. I used half nilla wafers and half cheap ginger snap cookies from publix. the ginger snaps added a little zip to the balls and I may even do it the same way again. Very Good! I also made the balls 1 inch. 2 inches seems too much. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
Yummy! I crushed the cookies and walnuts together in the food processor. The flavor on these is wonderful! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
Very easy I used brandy in place of rum and everyone loved them. Read More
(14)