Chocolate Rum Balls

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


about 3 dozen

Updated: Aug. 03, 2023
Roll these truffle-like rum balls in crushed Oreos to get just the right amount of crunch. They can be made three days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge. I also tuck some in the freezer!
Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.
To make ahead: Rum balls can be made 3 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

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