Rum Balls are a Christmas staple. It just isn’t Christmas until you have had a Rum Ball.
I was following my Nanna’s recipe to make these Rum Balls. For those that follow my blog, you may know that my Nanna was renowned for leaving an ingredient out of a recipe, or swapping ingredients or the amount of ingredients around. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when I read her Rum Balls recipe I doubted that it was correct.
It just didn’t seem to have enough ingredients in it and it also included a raw egg. I didn’t really like the idea of the raw egg in it so I decided to make up my own recipe based on my Nanna’s.
To be honest, I think it still needs a bit of work. But it is hard to perfect a recipe for Rum Balls when, just between you and me, I don’t actually like rum.
Anyway, here they are, Nanna’s and my Rum Balls. Let me know what you think, or if you have a favourite recipe, let me know about it.
Merry Christmas. I hope your Christmas Day is filled with family, friends and some sweet treats.
- ½ packet (125 grams) Marie Biscuits, crushed
- 1 cup icing sugar
- ¼ cup coconut
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 125 grams copha, melted
- ¼ can (100 ml) condensed milk
- Extra coconut for rolling
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
- Allow to chill in the bowl in the fridge until the mixture cools and starts to firm up.
- Roll mixture into small balls and roll in coconut.