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Mocha Rum Balls with Chopped Nuts Recipe


These rum balls are made with coffee, cocoa, nuts, and vanilla wafer crumbs. They're similar to bourbon balls, held together with the rum, a little water, and corn syrup.


  • 1/4 cup freeze dried coffee
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • dash salt


In a mixing bowl, dissolve coffee in rum and water; add cocoa, vanilla wafer crumbs, 2 cups of confectioners' sugar, chopped nuts, and corn syrup; mix well.

Sift remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar onto waxed paper.

Measure mocha ball mixture in teaspoonfuls; roll into small balls. Roll in the sifted confectioner's sugar.

Store in tightly covered container for several days to bring out the flavors.

Makes about 4 dozen.


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