Rum balls presentation

Rum Balls

Recipe submitted by Boris on July 21st, 2006

These delicious rum balls are velvet smooth. Also they make a great gift and the no baking is a huge bonus!

Prep time:   15 minutes
Servings:   2 dozen balls

Ingredients:
1 packet of crushed Arrowroot biscuits (girl guide biscuits)
1 cup dessicated coconut
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup of rum

Directions:
Crush biscuits finely. Add coconut and cocoa and mix well. Splash in the rum and then stir in the sweetened condensed milk. Form into balls and roll in chocolate sprinkles or cocoa.

Place in a container and store in the fridge for 24 hours. They actually get tastier as the days go by!

Recipe substitute ideas...
-Add chopped raisins or toasted nuts. Pecans, almond and macadamia nuts are great!

Average Rating:   (17 votes)

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    • Robyn posted on December 23rd, 2017
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      They are really yummy. I used 1/2 cup Baileys instead of rum. Put chopped up cashews; slivered almonds; & dried "berries & cherries" (Cinderella brand)!!

    • Helen posted on December 23rd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Fantastic - just made them and used up the left over fruit mince in them - awesome!. Think I preferred them with the desecrated coconut though Boris!

    • Tiffany posted on December 23rd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Delicious and easy to make, with plenty of scope to mix it up with different ingredients. I used kahlua instead of rum for one batch and they were a hit! Also have made with chocolate bits which is a really decadent recipe and the kids love it with mini marshmallows.

    • Kev posted on December 18th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Good recipe, I added some ground almond and sultanas to soak up an extra dash of rum

    • Anna posted on December 16th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      A great recipe!!!! super quick and easy. We added currants and diced apricot. Also popped in a bit more rum :) Thanks Boris

    • RENEE posted on November 29th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      i USED A 385 GM OF CONDENSED MILK AND 250G ARROWROOT BISCUITS. I ALSO USED HALF THE RUM TO START WITH THEN ADDED MORE. RECIPE IT GOOD. NICER DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE THOUGH, DARK CHOCOLATE, QUICK RECIPE AND UNLIKE ALOT OF RECIPES THAT SAY IT MAKES A CERTAIN AMOUNT, THIS ACTUALLY DID MAKE OVER 15.

    • Barbs posted on January 13th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Brilliant I've made that many now, easy to do and no cooking! I've just made another batch but minus the rum so the kids can scoff this lot!

    • Bree posted on December 19th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      this looks good to try but '1 can'? how much is meant to be in a can for this recipe? I have a can here with 397g. is that too much or too little?

    • Kat posted on February 1st, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Also great with chopped up glace cherries, or ginger, or dried cranberries. Brandy can be used instead of rum with the cherries.

    • holidayLOVER posted on December 21st, 2008
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Ha ha "desecrated coconut"! You have to wonder how you would go about violating the sacredness of a coconut.
      I have edited the original recipe text now to dessicated.

    • loraine posted on December 21st, 2008
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      great recipe !! just wondered if you meant "dessicated coconut " not "desecrated" ...

    • Kat posted on December 14th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Quick and simple, don't need any special ingredients, taste fantastic. Can't go wrong really, this is a great recipe.

    • Leigh-Ann posted on December 18th, 2007
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Thanks a bunch, love this recipe! We have a few pre-Christmas gatherings and these are just perfect! Quick & easy to whip up and soooo yummy. You've made my day. The kid friendly (non alcohol) ones I cover in choc hail, and the rum ones I cover in coconut. Easy to know whats, what ;o} Have a Merry Xmas!

    • Boris posted on November 28th, 2007
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      In response to "mummy", if you are going to let your child eat 2 dozen rum balls, with alcohol or not, then they are going to feel sick. Use rum essence if you must, but really rum balls are a treat and your children shouldn't be eating more then a few on any given day.

    • mummy posted on November 24th, 2007
      Overall Rating: 5.0 / 10

      Okay as an adult recipe or to adapt it with rum essence is as a substitute for real rum. Im sure parents wouldnt like their kiddies to fall over due to too many tastings of this recipe. :-)