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The BEST Rum Balls Recipe
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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. 

Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Course: candy
Servings: 36 balls
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Jill


  • 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


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


Serving: 36g | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg