No-Bake Rum Truffles

By Angelika Hanna

These Rum Truffles are a delicious adult treat for the holiday season.

Good news about Rum Truffles is their versatility without losing any of their basic fudgey chocolate-rum flavor. Rum Truffles can be adapted in various ways: Nut-free or with your favorite nut-type. You can be creative in finishing your truffles with a variety of coatings: colorful sugar sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, shredded coconut cocoa powder, icing sugar, or anything else you come up with.

No-bake, the alcohol stays in the truffle and should not be consumed by anybody who drives afterwards.

The variant I feature in this post is Rum Truffles with walnutchunks and grinded wafer biscuits and coated in cocoa powder and icing sugar.


Prep Time: 30 min

Total Time: 1 hour ++

Yield: 35 (1 inch) truffle balls

Cuisine: World Cuisine (with apparently roots in Denmark)

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food


  • 3 1/4 cups grinded wafer biscuits
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut chunks
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp corn or agave syrup (I used light corn syrup)
  • 1/2 cup dark rum

For the coating:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Icing sugar


  1. Crush the wafer biscuits in a food processor to get your grinded wafers.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk grinded wafers, icing sugar, walnut chunks, cocoa powder.
  3. Stir in the syrup of your choice and the rum until you have a solid moist mass.
  4. Shape the mass into approx. 1 inch balls. Tip: Use food gloves to prevent the gooey mass from sticking to your hands. Rub some butter on your gloved hands; it prevents the mass from sticking to the gloves. The butter adds an additional flavor to the truffles.
  5. Roll the rum ball truffles in the coating of your choice. (I used cocoa powder and icing sugar).
  6. Place your rum truffles each in a paper baking cup, so that they do not stick together. (It is a useful tip when you create truffles with different coatings.)
  7. Stack the paper cups in an air-tight container and let them chill in the fridge for at least a day so that the ingredients can blend together and develop its full flavor. (They stay fresh up to a month when kept in the fridge.)

Happy Holidays!

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