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Coconut Rum Balls


  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 3 cups crumbs)
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) can flaked coconut (1 1/3 cups)
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • Additional flaked coconut or confectioners' sugar


  1. In large bowl, combine crumbs, coconut and nuts.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk and rum; mix well.
  3. Chill for 4 hours.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  5. Roll in coconut or confectioners' sugar.
  6. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

Yield: about 8 dozen

The flavor of these candies improves after 24 hours.

Make ahead and store in refrigerator for several weeks.

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