#4 Christmas Favourite – Rum Balls
I know I have already talked about how good Rum Balls are but they are my very favourite Christmas treat. Here is the recipe:
Traditional (no bake) Rum Balls Recipe
These traditional rum balls are very easy and quick to make (no baking required!), make great Christmas gifts and are perfect for when friends drop round during the silly season.
Recipe makes approximately 30-40 balls (depending on size of balls). I usually make double (or triple) quantities, as they go so quickly!
Rum Ball Recipe Ingredients
- 1 packet plain sweet biscuits (Nice, Arrowroot, Marie or Wheatmeal Biscuits)
- 3 tblspns cocoa powder, sifted to remove lumps
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2-3 tblspns rum (Bundaberg rum works best)
- 1 cup extra coconut (for rolling finished balls in)
Rum Ball Recipe Method
Finely crush biscuits in a food processor (or you could put them into a zip lock bag and crush with a rolling pin). Add cocoa power, coconut, sweetened condensed milk and rum to crushed biscuits. Combine all ingredients well (you should end up with a stiff mixture). If it is a particularly hot day, or your mixture isn’t quite stiff enough for the balls to hold their shape, put the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes or so before rolling.
Take large teaspoons of mixture and roll into balls using your hands, then roll balls in extra coconut to coat. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet or shallow plastic container and put in freezer. Once frozen, put into a container and keep in the freezer until ready to use.
Rum balls will last for weeks in the freezer, so you might want to make a couple of batches, well in advance of Christmas
If you are going to make them double or triple the recipe…… they go fast!! Happy Rolling!!
5 thoughts on “Twelve Christmas Favourites #4”
They.look great, can’t wait to try
Sounds great. I leave the rum out for chocolate balls for the kids. My class made them on the second last day of school and loved them.
Yum. I have never made Rum Balls before but I might give it a go. Would they still taste yummy minus the rum???
Bel, this is the same recipe I use and it was given to me by Adam’s Grandmother. Love Rum Balls!! While the December weather has not made it feel like Christmas was around the corner, the taste of my first rum ball sure did. I made the Rum Balls minus the rum with the kids at Play Group for Fathers Day gifts. One of the other Mums calls them Yum Yum Balls when made with no Rum. I thought that was rather cute. And they were Yum! Enjoy 🙂
Am on to it!!! Thanks for the recipe Belinda!