Coconut Rum Balls

1:11 PM

When company visits I tend to always want to try something new. Although I typically don't make alcoholic desserts, I just couldn't pass up trying!

These Rum Balls are easy and delicious (with that extra buzz)!


- 1.5 to 2 C finely crushed Nilla Wafers
- 1 to 2 C Coconut flakes
- 1/3 C fat free, sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 C Light (Silver) Rum


- Crush the wafers in your food processor. About 6 wafers makes 1/4 C of crumbs, so that should give you an idea of how many you need.
- Mix in 1 C coconut before adding the condensed milk and rum.
- Roll the mixture into 1" or so balls, and then roll the balls in the extra coconut flakes. The first round of these I made about 6 after using only 1 C of Nilla Wafers in the mix and figured out that there was no way they were going to be solid enough.
- So, after making the six I added another 1/2 C of Nilla Wafers (crushed). Play it by ear. This is how the mixture should look:
So do make sure to use AT LEAST 1.5 C of crushed wafers.

- Store the balls in an airtight container in the fridge for at least four hours.

Voila! Yummy, delicious, and oh so easy!

(Inspiration for this recipe came from

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  1. Okay, rum and coconut - can't go wrong with that combination. I am pinning to my "Recipes to Try" board and am your newest follower.

  2. So glad to have you! Make sure to grab my button and post it on your blog :).