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Easy No-Bake Rum Balls, Best oreo cookie balls, make-ahead Christmas desserts, holiday gift ideas


These easy no-bake rum balls or oreo balls are the best & classic Christmas dessert you will make this holiday season. This recipe requires just 4 ingredients, and if you have all ingredients in your kitchen, then rum balls are ready in less than 15 minutes.
Course Desserts, sweets
Cuisine American, Australian, Canada, German, Italian
Keyword bacardi rum balls, borbon balls, Christmas Themed, cocoa rum balls, holiday gifts, make ahead recipes, oreo truffles, unique, vanilla wafers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 Rum Balls
Author Kushi


  • 24 Oreo with cream
  • ¼ cup Almonds chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Heavy cream
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon Rum
  • Sprinkles, for toppings


  • In a blender, mixie jar, or food processor, add Oreos with cream and chopped almonds and blend to a powder or almost sand-like texture.
  • Transfer it to a bowl. To this, add heavy cream and mix. Now add rum in 2 tablespoon increments or as needed until it holds its shape. Full video here.
  • Take one tablespoon of mixture between your palms and roll them into balls. Roll each ball into sprinkles or cocoa powder. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving for the best flavor. 


  • If you feel the rum ball mixture is too soft and not holding its shape, crush and add moe cookies to the mixture. On the other hand if you are not able to form balls, add more cream or rum until it is able to hold its shape. 
  • I had Oreo cookies with cream, and thus I did not add any confectioners sugar. You can use vanilla wafers or graham crackers instead of Oreos and add confectioners sugar along with some cocoa powder to make rum balls.
  • Instead of almonds, pecans, walnuts, or cashews can be used.
  • You can use bourbon or whiskey instead of rum.