Rum Balls

These are a family favorite. With a combination of chocolate and alcohol, what’s not to like?


  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
  • 1 & 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • A pinch of fine salt
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Shredded coconut (optional)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Chopped nuts (optional)


1. Heat the over medium heat in a small saucepan until reduced by half.

2. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter. Remove and stir in the rum, chopped walnuts, salt and confectioners’ sugar. Cool to room temperature.

3. Form 1-inch balls and roll them in sprinkles, powdered sugar, shredded coconut or chopped nuts. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

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