Caribbean Rum Balls Recipe: A Quick and Easy Cookie Recipe

rum balls recipe

Rum Balls are an excellent treat to bring to your next holiday party or cookie swap.  Full of Rum and chocolate-y goodness, these decadent treats almost have a truffle feel to them and are sure to wow your guests.  They are a favorite down here in the Caribbean – after all, the rum is flowing and we like to incorporate it into anything we can!

This is an extremely easy rum balls recipe – no baking is involved!  Also, there are many ways to change out ingredients and make various substitutions and variations to make this recipe all your own.


    • 1 cup walnuts
    • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 1/3 cup dark rum
    • 2 ½ cups chocolate wafers
    • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Possible Substitutions:

    • Chocolate Wafers: Vanilla Wafers or Graham Crackers
    • Chocolate: Mint Chocolate
    • Dark Rum: any rum! Consider a spiced or a flavored rum
    • Walnuts: Pecans or Macadamias
    • Garnish of Sugar and Cocoa: Coconut, Sprinkles, Toasted Coconut, etc.

Directions to Make this Rum Balls Recipe:

    1. In a food processor, combine walnuts, wafers, chocolate, and 1 cup of the powdered sugar.  Pulse until well-blended.
    2. Add rum and vanilla extract until a soft dough forms.  Combine the remaining powdered sugar and cocoa powder (or coconut) and roll the dough into one inch balls and roll in the micture.
    3. Place the balls in a container for 24 hours and then roll them again.  Store in the refrigerator.

Pair this decadent treat with some authentic gourmet Puerto Rican coffee for a sweet ending to any meal:

Tesoro del Sol Coffee – Ground

You can find this recipe on our Yummly Page as well.  Hit the Yum Button so you can add it into your recipe box:

Macadamia Cane Sugar – 15.87 oz.

Organic Extra Dark Chocolate Powder – Macadamia

Vanilla Extract – Dark Double Strength – 8 oz.


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