No-bake Chocolate Rum Balls

    1 hour 10 minutes

    These are very easy chocolate balls made from chocolate chips, vanilla wafers, pecans and rum. Keep chilled.

    24 people made this

    Serves: 48 

    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) golden syrup
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) rum
    • 2 2/3 cups (480g) crushed vanilla wafer biscuits
    • 1/2 cup (60g) icing sugar
    • 1 cup (110g) chopped pecans

    Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate chips stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in golden syrup and rum. Combine the vanilla wafer biscuit crumbs, icing sugar and pecans; stir into the chocolate mixture until well blended. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
    2. Roll dough into 3cm balls. Refrigerate in an airtight container until serving.

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    I'm not sure my review counts for much since I was forced to make some modifications to the recipe. We have a nut allergy in the family so I tried to think of a substitute and decided on cherries. I drained and finely chopped a 6 oz jar of marischino cherries. I then discovered I only had 1/4 cup of rum, so I added 1/4 cup of the maraschino juice to bring the liquid up to 1/2 cup. My rum balls came out quite nice, someone even asked me for the recipe. 1/2 cup of rum would make them very strong because they are pretty potent with only 1/4 cup!  -  18 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This has been a staple in my home for the last 3 years. So much so, in fact that I now have to triple or even quadruple the recipe. I use these a gifts for my accounts (I'm in the liquor industry so these are just perfect!) and they are a hit! Not only that, but my husband loves them as well so I have to make extras and hide them at my neighbour's house where hubby can't find them. To switch it up a little, I roll these in coconut, icing sugar, cocoa, or those holiday sprinkles. I put 4-8 inside a plastic baggie, tie it with some ribbon and voilà!  -  16 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    PERFECT!!!....this recipe is a keeper. Very easy, followed recipe exactly and used coconut rum. I crushed wafers in food processer and peacans also then put mixture in freezer for about 45 min before rolling into balls then roled in finely chopped peacans. Very easy! Thanks!  -  17 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)