No Bake Rum Balls!

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 30 rum balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These delicious no bake rum balls cookies require exactly no baking…and bet you can’t eat just one! Perfect for the holidays or any time.


  • 1 3/4 cups powdered (confectioner’s) sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 cup Nilla Wafer fine crumbs (from about 1 1/2 cups cookies processed to crumbs in food processor)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (from about 3/4 cup walnut pieces processed to crumbs in food processor)
  • 6 tablespoons soft butter
  • 23 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract


  1. Combine sugar, cookie crumbs, walnuts, butter, 2 tablespoons water and extract in mixer. Mix until a stiff dough forms, adding another tablespoon of water if needed to make the dough come together.
  2. Take scant tablespoons of dough and roll them in your hands into ball shapes, and then roll in powdered sugar to coat.
  3. If you want them a little firmer, pop them in the fridge for an hour or so, which will make the butter harden up and the rum balls firmer.