These fun and festive no bake chocolate Rum Balls are made easy with six ingredients in your food processor. They can be decorated to suit any occasion. I love to fix these for my friends and family for the holidays. Nothing says I love you and I appreciate you like a big plate of these tasty goodies. They look gorgeous on my Christmas cookie trays every year.
The festive time of the year is approaching fast. I just love to make special goodies for my family and friends but sometimes time constraints come in to play. These gorgeous tasty treats come together in about thirty minutes leaving plenty of time for all of life’s other chores and obligations. Do you do any baking and treat making over the holidays? If so you might like to try my Peanut Butter Fudge, Buttery Pecan Snowball Cookies, or Eggnog Truffles. Or simply put cookies in my search bar and you will have dozens of choices for the holidays.
How to make Chocolate Rum Balls
First grab your food processor and crumble up the vanilla wafers and almonds into fine crumbs. Then dump that mixture into a bowl and stir in the powdered sugar and the cocoa. Once combined add the rum and the corn syrup a little at a time alternating between the two. You want just enough for everything to pull into a dough that you can roll into balls. Roll into one inch balls and then roll the mixture through sprinkles or powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Helpful tips for making the best Rum Balls
- Use a good quality unsweetened cocoa. I am a huge fan of Ghiradelli Cocoa.
- These tasty treats will last about two weeks if stored properly in an airtight container in the fridge. Or freeze for up to two months.
- You will definately taste the rum in these treats but isn’t that the plan.
- These balls taste best after a couple of days in the fridge where the ingredients can co-mingle and the rum can mellow.
- Just roll these goodies in sprinkles, powdered sugar, cocoa or coconut to suit any and all ocassions.
- For a change of pace substitute coconut rum, dark rum, or even spiced rum for the light rum. They are all so darn delicious.
- Not a huge fan of corn syrup? No problem use real maple syrup. Costco sells a delectable organic maple syrup that gives them a wonderful unique flavor.
What to decorate Rum Balls with:
- powdered sugar
- cocoa powder
- shredded coconut
- crystal sugar
- toasted coconut
- finely chopped chocolate
These fun and festive Chocolate Rum Balls are quick to come together, taste delicious and perfect for any special occasion or holiday.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 24 balls 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: no bake
- Cuisine: American
- 1 box (12 ounce) vanilla wafers
- 1 1/2 cups almonds
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetned cocoa
- 1/2 cup light rum
- 2 1/2 –3 tablespoons corn syrup
- Using a food processor crush cookies and nuts until finely ground. Move contents to a medium bowl. Stir in powdered sugar and cocoa until well mixed.
- Add the rum and the corn syrup a little at a time alternating between the two. You want just enough for everything to pull into a dough that you can roll into balls.
- Roll into one inch balls and then roll the mixture through sprinkles, powdered sugar, or cocoa. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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