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Classic Rum Balls Recipe

These Easy Rum Balls are a classic no bake Christmas recipe. Boozy truffles with cookies and cocoa - these are super delicious and perfect any way you coat them!
Prep Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 truffles
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5


  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 1 11 ounce box vanilla wafers (2 3/4 cups crumbs)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup spiced or white rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cocoa and/or powdered sugar for rolling


  • Place toasted pecans in a food processor and process until fine. Be careful not to process so much they turn into pecan butter. Remove the pecans from the food processor.
  • Add the vanilla wafers to the food processor and process until finely ground.
  • Add the pecans back into the food processor along with the powdered sugar, cocoa, corn syrup, vanilla and rum. Process until mixture is thick and combined.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon size balls and roll between your hands. Roll in additional cocoa powder and/or powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg