Best-Ever Rum Balls: Flavor Fix Cookie Challenge Entry

I was recently invited to participate by Flavor Fix in a cookie challenge. I don't eat a lot of sweets, but my rum balls are simply divine. I usually make them for a Christmas treat, but they are perfect anytime of year. Anyone who has tried them can't stop eating them until they are stuffed.

Rum Balls

So they were a perfect choice as my entry to the contest, and I'm delighted that Flavor Fix chose it as the 2nd place winner in the contest! Somewhat like truffles, these rum balls are stronger in taste because of the rum. Yum! I suggest you use a nice dark Jamaican rum for this recipe. If you want to include crushed nuts, substitute 1 cup of the wafers for 1 cup of nuts, such as hazelnuts. Use 4 1/2 tablespoons of chocolate chips to equal 1/2 cup of chocolate.


Best-ever Rum BallsBest-ever Rum Balls
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Published on September 16, 2011

Dark, rich and sweet with a truffle-like consistency and the wonderful aroma of a good dark rum — these are the best-ever rum balls for a holiday treat

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  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup or agave
  • 3 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup dark rum
  • powdered sugar, rice flour or cocoa for coating
  • In a heavy pot, melt the chocolate on low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the icing sugar and corn syrup. Beat in the vanilla wafers (and nuts if you are using them). Next stir in the salt, vanilla and rum until well combined. Refrigerate the mixture until firm.

  • Roll the mixture into small 1-inch balls. Roll in the coatings of your choice. I like cocoa and rice flour.

Makes about 3 dozen rum balls


Jacqueline said...

I love these Lisa. They are a quite a bit different from the ones I make. Nom nom!

Priya said...

Looks super irresistible..

Cassandra@foodmyfriend said...

Yum!! I usually use chocolate ripple biscuits for my rum balls but wafers sounds like a nice change!

bellini said...

Good luck in the contest Lisa!!!!!!!!