How to Store Rum Balls

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Things You'll Need

  • Rum balls or rum ball recipe

  • Air-tight container

  • Powdered sugar or cocoa powder

  • Shallow bowl

  • Serving platter

Perk up your parties by passing around rum balls. While you can purchase these from stores, many people choose to make them at home. Whether from scratch or a bakery, do not waste your rum balls by having them go bad through improper storage. Preparing your rum balls at least two days before serving gives you time during your event to mingle with your guests. Proper preparation and storage of these bite-sized desserts will also improve their flavor as the interiors marinate in the rum.


Step 1

Prepare your rum balls according to the recipe if making them from scratch or purchase them from a store. Coat the rum balls in powdered sugar or cocoa before storage, if dictated in the recipe.

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Step 2

Place the rum balls in an airtight container in a single layer.


Step 3

Store the rum balls in the coldest section of the refrigerator for at least two days and up to two weeks to allow the flavors to fully develop.

Step 4

Fill the bottom of a shallow bowl with ½ inch of powdered sugar or cocoa powder.


Step 5

Remove each rum ball from the storage container and roll in the sugar or cocoa to completely cover.

Step 6

Transfer the rum balls to a serving platter and enjoy immediately.


Do not freeze the rum balls as that will change their texture and flavor.


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