Crunchy Coconut Rum Balls

    1 day 15 minutes

    A lovely change from chocolate rum balls, these coconut rum balls are very sweet and delightfully crunchy. You will need to make them at least a day ahead.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 340g vanilla wafers, crushed
    • 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
    • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
    • 1 (395g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/4 cup rum
    • 1/8 cup icing sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Extra time:1day chilling  ›  Ready in:1day15min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine crumbs, coconut and nuts. Add sweetened condensed milk and rum then mix well. Chill 4 hours.
    2. Shape mixture into 3cm balls. Roll in icing sugar. Store in covered container in refrigerator 24 hours before serving.

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    GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!!! These are a big hit! The balls themselves are nice, but dipping them in chocolate takes them to a whole new level of DELISH. I did some of them with the powdered sugar, some with white chocolate, some with milk chocolate and some are double-dipped... heh-heh-heh. I used coconut rum which is excellent and doubled it (1/2c.), because they were otherwise looking too dry. Lastly, I used a mixture of nuts - almonds, pecans & walnuts. I think this recipe just made the cut for an annual holiday fave!  -  02 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these several days ago for all my neighbor's Christmas treat plates.....they are the best rum balls I've had and the neighbors want more!!! Very addictive and hard to resist.  -  26 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was easy and delicious. I agree that they only improve with age. I could not make enough of them to satisfy the crowd at work. Definitely a hit!  -  05 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)