Rum and Coca-Cola® Cake Balls

  • Author: Autumn Reo of
  • Yield: 2 1x


Forget the fruitcake, these rum and Coca-Cola® cake balls are the way to ring in the season. This easy recipe can be made for giving (or keeping) with (and without) the spirits, but all the festive flavor.



  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (the darker the better!)
  • 1 box Graham Cracker cookies (or approximate 400 g cookies)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ⅓ cup Coca-Cola®+ 1 tablespoon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Rum Extract + 2 teaspoons
  • 450 grams dipping chocolate (There are several great versions to use, just make sure it hardens)

Optional for Topping

  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Coca-Cola®
  • 1 Tablespoon Spiced Rum or 1 teaspoon Rum Extract
  • 24 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Colored melting chocolate


  1. Melt chocolate and butter into microwave until smooth (normally 30 seconds.) Let cool. In a food processor, combine cookies, cocoa and sugar until fine (like sugar.)
  2. Add chocolate to the cookie mix until mixed thoroughly. (Make sure to blend until it’s even.)
  3. Add cola and rum extract until it created a ball of dough. Knead a few minutes until mixed and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  4. When able to pick up, begin making 1-1 1/2 inch balls from the dough and place on
  5. parchment or a Silpat mat.
  6. Melt dipping chocolate in the microwave until ready to dip. Using a fork, quickly coat balls in chocolate and place back on paper/mat to dry.


  • Optional: If you’d like to add a topping, use cocoa powder as a simple finish or make them even more rum and Coca-Cola® flavor, combine cola and rum (or extra together) with nuts and allow to sit so liquid can be absorbed. Once a little dry, sprinkle nuts for a finishing touch. Otherwise, you can add another melted chocolate for a special holiday touch!