Coseppi Kitchen

Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

Rum Balls


The first rum balls we ever had were made by friend we made while traveling in Peru who wanted something festive to contribute to our very international Thanksgiving feast. This version is both vegan and gluten-free, and is sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering.

Rum Balls

Rum Balls


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup dates
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup Jamaican rum
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened grated coconut


  1. In a food processor, grind the nuts, dates, cocoa powder, and oats.
  2. Place the mixture in a bowl and add the rum to make a dough.
  3. Use your hands to roll the dough into small balls and then roll them in powdered sugar and coconut.

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