Rum Balls

rum balls photo

Photo by Dana Moos


  • 3 cups smashed vanilla wafers (3 12 ounce boxes)
  • 1-½ cups walnuts
  • 1-1/3 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup 151 proof rum
  • confectioner’s (aka: icing or powdered) sugar for dusting


Combine all ingredients in a bowl then refrigerate for 1 hour.

When chilled, roll the dough into balls. Then roll the balls generously in powdered sugar.

Contributor’s Note: These treats store well for several days in a tightly covered container. In fact, it’s recommended you leave them in the fridge for a week before consuming to let the flavors soak in.