Sugared Rum Balls

Sugared Rum Balls

This rum-flavored cookie is quick to make and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

30 min. prep time
48 candies
252 Ratings


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 cup rum*
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
White coarse or sparkling decorator sugar


Combine butter, rum and honey in large bowl; mix well. Add vanilla wafers, pecans, coconut and cocoa; stir until well mixed.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar.

Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid up to 3 weeks. Roll in sugar again before serving. Serve in paper or foil candy cups.

*Substitute 1/4 cup water plus 1 teaspoon rum extract.

Nutrition Facts (1 candy)

Calories: 60

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12681©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Everybody loved these melt in your mouth morsels. Very attractive in gold paper candy cups.
More of a candy than a cookie in my opinion, as these are very soft and chewy, but delicious. Not difficult to make, and they were a wonderful addition that added something new to a tray of assorted holiday treats for a Christmas party.

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