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Holiday Rum Balls

Easy, no bake rum balls will be a hit at your next holiday party. Filled with chocolate and other yummy ingredients (including rum), these are definitely for adults only.
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 22 hours 50 minutes
Author: Kimberly


  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup of rum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 2 and 1/2 cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

For Garnish (optional)

  • confectioner's sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • vanilla wafer cookie crumbs
  • crushed walnuts


  • Place semisweet chocolate chips in a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat chocolate in 20-30 seconds intervals, stirring in between each heating until completely smooth. Add in sugar and corn syrup and mix until combined. Add in rum and mix, be patient with this step it may take a few minutes for rum and chocolate to combine. Add in vanilla, espresso powder & vanilla wafer crumbs and mix thoroughly, add in chopped walnuts and stir until everything is combined.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and using a tablespoon measure or just a spoon scoop rum ball mixture and rolls between your hands until small balls are formed. If rolling in garnish pour confectioner's sugar or other choices onto small plates and roll balls around until their surface is completely covered. Place in mini cupcake liners and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.