Coconut Rum Balls

Treat for coconut lovers for Christmas.


  • 1 12-ounce package vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups crumbs)
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  • 1 3 1/2-ounce can flaked coconut (1 1/3 cups) You can use regular coconut)
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 14-ounce can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • additional flaked coconut or confectioners' sugar


In a large bowl, combine crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Add sweetened condensed milk and rum, and mix well. Chill 4 hours. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in coconut. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

Flavor of these candies improves after 24 hours. They can be made ahead and stored in refrigerator for several weeks.

Source: Eagle Brand Recipe

By Raymonde from North Bay, Ontario


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