Chocolate Rum Snowballs are a decadent and delightful no-bake dessert. They combine the rich flavors of chocolate and rum with a crunchy texture, all rolled into a snowball-like confection. These treats are perfect for holiday parties or as a special after-dinner sweet.


  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for coating
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup rum (dark or light, based on preference)
  • 1/4 cup honey or corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds work well)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the vanilla wafer crumbs, 1 cup powdered sugar, and cocoa powder. Mix until well combined.
  2. Stir in the rum and honey or corn syrup. Mix well until the mixture starts to stick together.
  3. Add the chopped nuts to the mixture and stir until evenly distributed.
  4. Scoop small portions of the mixture and roll them into balls, about 1 inch in diameter. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more rum or honey to help it stick together.
  5. Roll each ball in powdered sugar until completely coated. This gives them the snowball appearance.
  6. Place the chocolate rum snowballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Refrigerate the snowballs for at least 2 hours to firm up before serving.
  8. Serve the Chocolate Rum Snowballs chilled. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Optional Variations:

  • For a non-alcoholic version, substitute the rum with orange juice or rum extract mixed with water.
  • You can also roll the snowballs in finely chopped nuts or coconut flakes instead of powdered sugar for a different texture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 100-120
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 1g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours


  • Serves: 20-25 snowballs

Chocolate Rum Snowballs are a delightful treat that combines the warm flavors of rum with the rich taste of chocolate, making them a hit at any gathering or a cozy night in. Enjoy these tasty, boozy confections as a special treat!

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