The BEST Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls Recipe

Chocolate Rum Balls are my absolute favorite for the Holidays! Only a few simple ingredients and everyone will rave over this delicious no-bake Christmas treat. 

Course candy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Servings 36 balls
Calories 91 kcal
Author Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 + 1/3 cup powdered sugar divided
  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups crushed Nilla wafers 11 ounces
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts


  1. Place the chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate for 30-seconds at full power. Stir then continue cooking 30 seconds at a time stirring between each cook time until all the chips have fully melted.

  2. Sift 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar over the melted chocolate. Add in the corn syrup, rum and salt. Stir with a whisk until until fully combined and smooth.

    Add in the crushed wafers and the walnuts. Stir with a wooden spoon until fully combined. The mixture will look crumbly.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

  4. Place the remaining 1/3 cup of powdered sugar in a separate bowl and set aside. Form 1-inch balls with the chilled mixture using your hands. The mixture will be a bit crumbly and hard but will smooth out when rolling.

    Roll a rum ball in the powdered sugar and repeat with the rest of the mixture.

Nutrition Facts
Rum Balls Recipe
Amount Per Serving (36 g)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.