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Rum Balls

Extra boozy rum balls. Made with real rum! None of that silly rum extract flavouring.
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: rum ball
Servings: 35 rum balls


  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (about 30 wafers)
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1 cup icing sugar (plus extra for rolling)
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Chocolate sprinkles for rolling


  • Combine wafers, pecans, icing sugar and cocoa in a large bowl. Stir well.
  • In a separate bowl or measuring cup, combine rum, honey and water.
  • Pour the rum combination into the dry mixture and stir well (if the mix looks a little dry, add a splash more rum).
  • Roll into 1 inch round balls.
  • Roll the balls in chocolate sprinkles.
  • Roll the sprinkle coated balls in icing sugar.


If you find the mixture is starting to dry out a bit as your rolling out all the balls, just mix in another splash of rum!