Classic Rum Balls

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Never to late to get started on a Christmas Classic! These Classic Rum Balls are sweet and fragrant, rum-infused treats rolled in toasted coconut. A perfect easy and yum light dessert. Warning: You cant stop at just one!

This Classic Dessert is an annual tradition that signal the coming of the Christmas season. Its perfect served as a snack or a light dessert or even a delicious gift! Its so quick and easy to make, ready in no time. A quintessential Christmas treat!!

What do you need to make these Classic Rum Balls?

  1. Marie Biscuits/ any plain biscuit – This makes the base to these rum balls.
  2. Condensed Milk – This adds the sweetness and gives these balls its chewy texture.
  3. Desiccated Coconut – Toasted coconut and Chocolate, a match made in heaven. Just so good together.
  4. Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder – For the delicious chocolately rum balls.
  5. Orange Rind
  6. Dark Rum


These Classic Rum Balls can be made up to one month in advance and stored refrigerated.

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Classic Rum Balls

Recipe by thecrumbstoriesCourse: Brownies, Bars u0026amp; TrufflesDifficulty: Easy


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Suitable to freeze. Do not microwave. May be kept for up to 1 month if refrigerated


  • 250 g Marie biscuits

  • 400 g Sweetened Condensed milk

  • 80 g + 40 g Desiccated Coconut, lightly toasted

  • 25 g Dutch processed Cocoa powder, I use lindt/Hersheys

  • 1 tbsp Orange rind, finely grated

  • 60 ml Dark Rum


  • Process biscuits in a food processor until fine crumbs.
  • Now, transfer crumbs to a large bowl and add condensed milk, desiccated coconut to it.
  • Also add sifted cocoa, orange rind and rum.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Roll the mixture into walnut sized balls.
  • Toss the balls into the extra toasted desiccated coconut to coat.
  • Place on a tray, cover and refrigerate until firm


  • To toast coconut, place in large frying pan, stir occasionally over medium heat until golden. Cool before applying.

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