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Chocolate & Rum Balls

15 minutes


32 balls

The cutest little no-bake dessert Chocolate & Rum Balls. Made with decadent chocolate and the subtle warmth of rum, these are the perfect combination of sweetness and a hint of boozy sophistication. On occasion, I love no-bake desserts. This is the type of treat I would prepare during the festive season or as a quick dessert for that sweet tooth craving! Whether you’re looking for an easy dessert or for something to impress your guests with, these Chocolate & Rum Balls are a must-try.

Chocolate & Rum Balls ingredients

About this recipe

Chocolate & Rum balls are the one dessert that remind me of my beginner baking days. When I started learning how to bake Serbian treats, I initially referred to “easier” desserts that were easy to follow. Chocolate balls, made in a typical Balkan style with lots of crushed biscuits and sugar, are one of those recipes that I loved making and adapting. You can find this type of dessert at a festive table, paired with Kokosov Rolat, Raffaello balls, or other “sitni kolaci” / bite sized cakes. It really is a celebratory type of dessert or as a special kind of treat for when you need something quick but satisfying.

It’s important to note that these confections contain alcohol, and while the rum flavor is not overpowering, it’s essential to enjoy them in moderation. You can completely leave out the alcohol and add a different flavour instead. I added vanilla essence to the recipe as it helps cut through that alcohol taste.

Chocolate & Rum Balls

Making the recipe

These Chocolate & Rum Balls are SUPER EASY to make at home. You will need a food processor for grinding the plain biscuits and walnuts. You can ground them individually or ground them both together. I would not recommend using something like a Nutri Bullet as the walnuts may end up more like paste. A food processor does a much better job. Once you have grounded down these two ingredients, add them to a large mixing bowl. Add the powdered sugar, caster sugar and mix everything together.

Now, for the wet ingredients. You will need to melt the butter and chocolate over medium heat, stirring consistently. Add the butter, chocolate, milk, rum and vanilla essence to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Begin by mixing everything with a spatula, or wooden spoon. Then, mix everything together with your hands (this is much easier).

If your mixture is overly dry, add a tablespoon of milk at a time to adjust the consistency. You are not looking for a super tough dough consistency but rather a mix that will shape into a ball if you press it with your hands.

To shape the balls, use your hands to press the batter between your palms and shape a ball. Repeat until you have used all of the batter. To decorate, roll the balls in either grounded coconut or shaved chocolate.

Chocolate & Rum Balls.

Looking for more?

If you are looking for more ideas, try one of the recipes below:

Kokosov Rolat / Coconut Roll

Homemade Raffaello Coconut Balls

Dark Chocolate Truffles

I hope that you enjoy these delicious Chocolate & Rum Balls. Leave a comment below and let me know if you try this recipe. If you have a moment, please leave this recipe a rating. If you have any questions, you can find me over on Instagram or tag me with your photo. You can also find a video for this recipe over on TikTok.



Adjust Servings
200g plain biscuits, grounded
150g walnuts, grounded
150g 70& dark chocolate
60g unsalted butter
20g caster sugar
30g powdered sugar
60ml milk
40ml rum
2tsp vanilla essence
30g desiccated coconut
30g ground chocolate or cocoa powder


Dry ingredients
In a food processor, grind the plain biscuits and walnuts until they resemble fine crumbs. Transfer the grounded biscuits and walnuts into a large mixing bowl and add the powdered sugar and caster sugar. Mix to combine.
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Wet ingredients
In a medium pot, over gentle heat, melt the butter and chocolate together. Once melted, add the butter and chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients, followed by the milk, rum and vanilla essence. Begin by mixing all of the ingredients with a spatula or wooden spoon. Then, change over to combining all of the ingredients with your hands. If your mixture is still overly dry, add one tablespoon of milk at a time. The mixture should not look like tough dough, but should hold together if you form a ball.
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Once the batter is ready, scoop about one heaped teaspoon of the chocolate and rum batter. Using your hands press the batter between your palms and shape a ball. Repeat until you have used all of the batter. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
To decorate, roll the balls in either grounded coconut or shaved chocolate. Enjoy!
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