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How to Make Chocolate Rum Balls

Some folks relate their Christmas Joys to their annual indulgence in delicious Rum Balls.

However, these rum balls are perfect throughout the New Year’s Holiday too!

How to Make Chocolate Rum Balls:

red Christmas oranmentMy recipe yields about 72 one-inch rum balls. These dainties have more flavor if they’re allowed to age somewhat.

Type: Dessert Recipe

Serve with: confectioners sugar
Prep Time: 30 – 40 min
Cook Time: 2 min
Storage: up to 3 weeks at room temperature in an airtight container
Yields: 72 one-inch rum balls



  1. In a mixing bowl, sift together confectioners sugar & cocoa powder.
  2. In another bowl, whisk until well combined, rum, cooled melted butter & corn syrup. Add into cocoa mixture.
  3. Into mixture, stir vanilla wafer crumbs & pecans until well combined.
  4. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls between your palms.
  5. Roll in extra sifted confectioners sugar.
  6. Store in an airtight container at room temperature between layers of wax paper for as long as 3 weeks.
  • Note: If you prefer not to use nuts in this recipe, you could use rolled oats instead. Rolled oats impart a somewhat nutty flavor.

Enjoy your new family tradition making these lovely Rum Balls for Christmas treats!

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