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Chocolate Rum Balls


  • 1 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 C vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1⁄3 C light rum
  • 1 C ground walnuts
  • Granulated sugar


Amy Collingsworth of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Member of Blue Grass Energy


In medium bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave for about 2 minutes.

Stir in corn syrup, rum, crushed wafers, and ground nuts.

When mixture has cooled to room temperature, roll into 1-inch balls and then roll balls in granulated sugar to coat.

Store in airtight container. Makes approximately 75.


COLLINGSWORTH writes, “This recipe was handed down from my grandmother and is a favorite around the holidays. Some friends think they are potent with alcohol but our family thinks they are just right. If you are a nut lover, you can coarsely chop the nuts; but if you do not care for nuts, you can grind them up pretty finely and you won’t know they are there.”

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