My Mum's Rum Balls

    25 minutes

    We always had rum balls at Christmas and Easter when I was a kid. Now I use them as an easy, bite-size traditional addition to Christmas Day but with the no-cook advantage. They're quick to make and the adults get all nostalgic while the kids wolf them down.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g of maderia cake crumbs
    • 400g of condensed milk
    • 1 cup of desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
    • 1-2 tablespoons of rum
    • extra desiccated coconut for decoration

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Crumble the cake in a food processor and place the crumbs in a large bowl with all ingredients. Mix together. Start with one tablespoon of rum and add more to help it bind.
    2. Shape mixture into small walnut-sized balls.
    3. Roll the balls desiccated coconut and place on large plate in the fridge. Chill till firm and keep refrigerated in a closed container once firm.

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    Used different ingredients. Try weet bix instead of cake crumbs.  -  30 Nov 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. I added sultanas cos I remember there being dried fruit in these? from when I was a kid? Rum balls are so easy to make for maximum, easy sweet treats!  -  20 Dec 2008


    brilliant  -  23 Dec 2011