Rum Balls Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

rum balls

An ADULT only bite-size dessert for your next Christmas party or family get-together! Use caution when consuming!

Sift sugar

Use a sifter for the confectioners sugar. Mix the confectioners sugar with cocoa powder and all spice.

rum ball doughOnce you mix in the other ingredients, the dough will need to be refrigerated for 30 minutes.

rum balls recipe

Then roll the dough into balls. The rum balls will need to be refrigerated overnight.

Rum Balls Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 2 ½ cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1 cups finely chopped walnuts (toasted prior if desired)
  1. In a large bowl whisk together confectioners sugar, cocoa powder and allspice.
  2. Gently stir in the rum and corn syrup.
  3. Add crushed vanilla wafers and walnuts and mix until well blended.
  4. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.
  5. Remove from refrigerator and using a tablespoon scoop out portions and roll into one-inch balls.
  6. Roll balls in remaining powder sugar and place on a large plate or tray as you work. Once completed again cover with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight. (My husband prefers them without the coating of sugar because it tends to get on your fingers and everything you touch if you’re not careful, but you decide)
  7. Serve & enjoy! Seal remainders in and airtight container in the refrigerator.


Make sure you check out my other easy recipes in my recipe index!

The following two tabs change content below.
Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

Latest posts by Ashley @HowtoHaveitAll (see all)


  1. […] Rum Balls – How To Have It All […]