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Chocolate Rum Balls

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  •  4.8 stars stars based on 105 reviews
  •   99% would make this again
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Makes about 48

3 1/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup rum

Combine crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa and nuts. Blend in corn syrup and rum. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container several days to develop flavor. Roll again in confectioners' sugar before serving.

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Reviews of Chocolate Rum Balls:

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  Vettay in Atlanta  Dec 14, 2016
Would make this again.
I've been making these rum balls since 2005. Helpful hints: I use less chocolate (only because they're too chocolate-y for my taste); I use dark rum; the longer they sit, the better them are (I usually make them 1-2 weeks before serving). Also, they are a little wet, but I roll them repeatedly in confectioner's sugar (whenever the sugar disappears, I roll it in the sugar - I do this 2-3 times) until it forms a nice sugary crust. ALWAYS a crowd pleaser! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Virginia  Jan 6, 2015
Would make this again.
I found this recipe because I was looking for a good no-bake cookie recipe for a Christmas party I was going to. This one sounded really good, but I knew there would be kids at the party. So I substituted the rum for orange juice and added 1/2 tsp of orange extract. They tasted amazing! I found out later that my aunt made the same cookies with rum. She said the rum flavor was very strong and not very good, so I'm glad I used OJ. I'd definitely make them again without the rum. 4 stars

   Nov 25, 2014
Would make this again.
would make again found that the longer u left in fridge before rolling into balls the better it tasted and added a bit more rum, instead of rolling in nuts I covered with chocolate bit messy doing so but didn't flatten and freeze well...definite plus in my family favorites 5 stars

  Star in AZ  Dec 6, 2012
Would not make this again.
I would not make these again. They were messy and hard to serve to guests. Not to mention the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of Rum and the alcohol test was very overpowering. 1 star

  A cookie baker  Dec 30, 2011
Would make this again.
I found that it only turned out about three dozen balls. Enjoyed the taste, but did not like the fact that they did not seem to set well as they flattened when placed on top of each other. 3 stars

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