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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:45 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 45 servings


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


  1. Combine warmed rum and coffee granules until dissolved. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, almonds and rum mixture until blended. Stir in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until almost firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in cookie crumbs to coat. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-3/4 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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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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