Tropical Rum Balls

Toni Miller


This is my own spin on traditional rum balls. They are a hit with my friends. BEWARE, these are not baked, so no alcohol cooks away... These are NOT for children!

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20 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 c
vanilla wafers
2 Tbsp
cocoa powder
2 Tbsp
corn syrup, light
1/3 c
pineapple or mango flavored rum
1 c
coconut flakes

How to Make Tropical Rum Balls


  • 1In a food processor or electric chopper, blend up Vanilla Wafers until it reaches a mealy consistency. In a bowl mix together the crushed Vanilla wafers, the cocoa powder, corn syrup and rum.
  • 2You should have a nice, firm, slightly sticky dough. If the dough is too dry and won't form add a tiny bit more corn syrup, or if too moist & sticky and are hard to form, add a little more crushed vanilla wafers. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and then roll in the coconut flakes until coated.
  • 3This makes about 2 dozen balls.Cover and refrigerate until serving.
    The longer they sit the stronger they get!

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About Tropical Rum Balls

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy