Chocolate walnut rum balls

    45 min

    These little concoctions are a delectable Christmas treat or food gift.

    36 people made this

    Serves: 48 

    • 575g crushed vanilla wafers
    • 75g icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons best-quality cocoa powder
    • 175g chopped walnuts
    • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 120ml rum
    • additional icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:45min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, 75g icing sugar, cocoa and nuts. Blend in golden syrup and rum.
    2. Shape into 2.5cm balls, and roll in additional icing sugar. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop the flavour. Roll again in icing sugar before serving.

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    Reviews in English (23)


    Really easy and very yummy, not too rich  -  20 Dec 2009


    I used grahan crumbs instead of vanilla wafer crumbs and the turned out excellent.  -  17 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These little babies are delicious!! Being a no-bake cookie and rolling them in granulated sugar makes things a lot less messy, too, than rum balls I've made in the past rolling those in powdered sugar. Little trick I learned....go to the liquor store and buy the little miniature bottle of Bacardi dark rum. It's just enough for the recipe and you don't have to spend a fortune on a whole bottle of rum (unless you have other uses for it...LOL)! Recommend these 100% and these will be on my "regulars" list of Christmas cookies. :-D  -  10 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)