Classic rum balls

A Christmas favourite. These can be stored in the fridge for up to one month.
Classic rum balls
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It isn’t really Christmas without the classic treats is it? Chocolate rum balls, shortbread, candy cane bark and more – they get you in the festive mood and make great edible gifts.

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

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Rum balls recipe


Process biscuits until fine crumbs.


Transfer crumbs to a large bowl; add condensed milk, coconut, sifted cocoa, rind and rum. Stir well to combine.


Roll mixture into walnut-sized balls. Toss balls in extra coconut. Place on a tray; cover, refrigerate until firm.

Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave. The balls can be made up to 1 month ahead; keep refrigerated. You can swap rum for Baileys or Grand Marnier, or for an alcohol-free option, use bottled orange juice. 


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