Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe
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Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe

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These creamy, truffle-like goodies are on my cookie tray every Christmas. If you like, prepare them up to three days ahead of time--just store them in the refrigerator.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup dark rum, warmed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 8 Oreo cookies, finely crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 rum ball: 70 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Dissolve coffee granules in warm rum. Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, almonds and rum mixture until blended. Stir in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 1 hour.
  2. Shape mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in crushed cookies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, separating layers with waxed paper. Yield: about 3 dozen.
TO MAKE AHEAD: Rum balls can be made three days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Originally published as Chocolate Rum Balls in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p121

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nigols User ID: 6143871 189848
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Taste good, also played around with the recipe have made them with nuts,cherries etc just keep trying different things I do as my family is all different, but I will make these again as I like them"

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