Rum Balls Recipe No cooking - no bake - no-cook recipes | How to make Rum Balls with Coconut

Sit back and enjoy your Rum Balls or Rum Bites with a nice cup of Coffee!
Sit back and enjoy your Rum Balls or Rum Bites with a nice cup of Coffee! | Source

We call these either Rum Balls or Rum Bites depending on the day or whether I roll them into walnut size balls or roll out a long strip and cut them into bite size pieces, they are absolutely delicious. It makes no difference to the flavor, which ever way you choose. :)

If you want to make Rum Balls you roll them into balls approximately the size of a Walnut, then coat them in coconut.

If you want to make Rum Bites instead of rolling them into Balls, you roll the mixture into a long roll like a sausage and then cut them into 1 inch Bite size pieces, they sort of end up like mini Sausage Rolls.!

It is also a special Family tradition that my Husband makes these Rum Balls/Rum Bites every Christmas to share with Family and Friends. They do go down a treat.

Warning

Just a small warning that there is alcohol included in this recipe. It is not advisable to let children eat these Rum Balls. If you want to make them for children's consumption delete the Rum completely or if you want to keep the taste there is a non-alcoholic substitute available in stores!

INGREDIENTS.

Here is the list of ingredients you will need to make these Rum Balls , it is exactly the same for the Rum Bites:

  • 1 x tin Sweetened Condensed Milk 395gms.(Nestle).
  • 1 x packet Marie Biscuits. (Arnotts).
  • 1 x cup Desiccated Coconut. (you may need extra)
  • 1 x tablespoon of Cocoa.
  • 2 x tablespoons of Rum (Dark).

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Rum Balls that will make your mouth water!(click for larger view)
Rum Balls that will make your mouth water!(click for larger view) | Source
The ingredients you will need for these delicious Rum Balls / Rum Bites
The ingredients you will need for these delicious Rum Balls / Rum Bites | Source
Nestle Sweetened Condensed Milk being added to the Rum Ball mixture!
Nestle Sweetened Condensed Milk being added to the Rum Ball mixture! | Source
Adding the Cadbury Bournville Cocoa to the Rum Ball mixture!
Adding the Cadbury Bournville Cocoa to the Rum Ball mixture! | Source
Bundaberg Rum being added to the mixture. 2 for the mix, one for the cook :) :)
Bundaberg Rum being added to the mixture. 2 for the mix, one for the cook :) :) | Source
Coconut being added to the Rum Balls!
Coconut being added to the Rum Balls! | Source
With a wooden spoon mix the Rum Ball mixture very well!
With a wooden spoon mix the Rum Ball mixture very well! | Source
Rum Ball mixture rolled into sausage shape ready to cut into Rum Bites!
Rum Ball mixture rolled into sausage shape ready to cut into Rum Bites! | Source
Rum Ball mixture now cut into Rum Bite sizes!
Rum Ball mixture now cut into Rum Bite sizes! | Source
Rum Bites drenched in Coconut! Yum
Rum Bites drenched in Coconut! Yum | Source

METHOD.

Crush the Arnotts Marie biscuits until they are fine, try to end upĀ  with no lumps!

When I do this by hand I place the Marie biscuits in a plastic bag, tie the end and crush with a rolling pin.

When my Husband makes these Rum Balls , Rum Bites he uses a Magic Bullet to crush the Marie Biscuits.

Place the crushed biscuits into a bowl.

Add the Nestle Sweetened Condensed Milk.

Add half the cup of Coconut.

Add the Cadbury Bournville Cocoa.

Then add the Bundaberg Rum rum.

Mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon until well combined.

Cover a board with baking paper, then place balance of coconut on that, you may need a little extra coconut for coating.

1) Roll into smalls balls, about size of a walnut, then roll in coconut, place in a container lined with baking paper, covering each layer with the paper as you go, put lid on container place in refrigerator to set. not sure how many it makes.
2) If you don't want to make them into balls make a sausage shape approx 9 inches long by one inch high approximately.

3)Roll the sausage in the coconut (carefully) and then cut into Bite lengths of about one inch long when you have done this place on the baking paper,again covering each layer as you go.
Place lid on container and put in refrigerator to set.

They will set in about 6 to 8 hours but I leave them overnight.
They are best kept in the fridge at all times, otherwise they tend to soften and don't taste near as nice.

Don't forget put them in an air-tight container such as Tupperware or a similar product, then put them on the bottom shelf of the Refrigerator and they will keep for at least 4 weeks. If you don't eat them first :)

When I am going to make these Rum Balls - Bites and know children will be present I leave the rum out, and call them Chocolate Balls or Chocolate Bites.
They are rather nice (but sweet) and can be served for any occasion.
Enjoy them with a cup of Coffee or Tea they are worth it. :) :)

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

That sounds and looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing. I will never be sober hahaha


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Yummy, this is really great and I love love the last pictures. Yes, you are welcome to get us all drunk on rum, this recipe is a must. Love it


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Hello, hello. Hi. They are extremely nice, The mixture can get a little gooey to work with, but sharing the Rum with the Recipe does make for interesting shapes and sizes.^_^.

Thank you for your great comment. It put the biggest smile on my face. :) :)


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Darlene Sabella. Hi. Thank you. They really do have a wonderful taste.

I would love to know what you think , if you get time to make this Rum Ball/Rum Bite Recipe.

That set was given to me by my Granddaughter( 7y.o.) just because she thought I would love it, and I do.

Have not had the approval to get folks drunk on rum before, but will accept full responsibility, I think.

Thanks again for your comment, As always it is very much appreciated and it made my day. "Still smiling". :) :)


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Is it Christmas yet so that I can make up a big double batch of these?

These look good I think I will try this recipe instead of my old one this year as it looks less fussy. I might have to give them a twirl before... just to taste test... make sure they're up to snuff nudge nudge.

Thanks for sharing.

hope you and the family are well

greetings from the 'other side'

Zsuzsy


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia

Shhhhh!!!!! Zsuzsy Bee please don't tell oliversmum but I just sneaked into the Hubberator and pinched some of her Rum Balls (hic) Oh my they were very nice I might just have to go and nick some more (hic) Schumbs Up to thish Hub!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

These look great and I will save this recipe for the holidays also.


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Zsuzsy Bee. Hi. Yes it is. Some folks here celebrate Christmas in July. Have no idea why.

This Rum ball/ Rum bite Recipe is a little gooey to work with but definitely nothing fussy about it.

Oh and the taste test is a must, just in case you need a little more of one of the ingredients.^_^.

Is your old recipe similar to this one.

Would you let me know your opinion on this recipe.

Thank you so very much for your great comment.

Hope you and your Family are also well.

Hi There from 'Down Under'. :) :)


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Agvulpes Hi there. Oh dear you are "A naughty boy"?.

I will just have to put less Rum in the Rum Balls/Rum Bites next time WE make them.

After looking in the container that could be this week.

Thanks for your delicious comment, It did make me laugh, And the Thumbs up was a bonus.:) :) (hug)


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Pamela99 Hi. They are rather nice and moreish.

I am very happy that you would save this Rum Ball/Rum Bite recipe.

Thank you so much for your nice comment. :) :)


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Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

YUMMY! This recipe sounds awesome. I'd rather keep children away from my house than leaving the rum out of this recipe :) hehehe


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Om Paramapoonya. Hi. They do taste really good, but they do not last too long in my family.

Keeping the children away from our home wouldn't work for me, as they live on the same property, so will have to keep making some with and some without the Rum. Oh well never mind.

Thank you for your great comment, it also put a smile on my face. :) :)


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Hiya, didn't have the Marie biscuits at home so made up a batch with digestive cookies instead... yum yum yum. (for some reason my hand always gets heavy when it comes to adding the rum or I just have to learn to count to two better) I'm not much of a chocolate fan (but I forced myself to have a rumball or two or three every Christmas)The recipe my family enjoys is really chocolat-ey so this recipe will definitely become one of my new holiday faves.

Thanks again for sharing... Schumbs Up to thish Hub!

zs


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Zsuzsy Bee. Hi. No matter about the Biscuits, as long as you liked the end result.

You could also use Arnotts Milk Arrowroot if you wish.

Its strange how it feels like you have something that is pushing your hand down and how very easy it is to loose count. It makes for a whole new flavor and a lot more fun when you are making them.

Thanks for letting me know about your Recipe and also what you think of mine.

And for coming by again and leaving another great comment

I very much appreciated your Thumbs up. See ya. :) :)


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Chocolate, coconut and rum! Could there be a yummier combination? :)


margy 6 years ago

great recipie i cant wait for christmas so im doing xmas in july and enjoy these treats at the same time


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Feline Prophet. Hi. No I don't think there is.

They really are beautiful, and no cooking, what could be better than that.

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I always enjoy it when you drop by. :) :)


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

margy. Hi. Thank you very much.

Christmas in July is a great time to try this Rum Ball/ Rum Bite Recipe, that way you will know if you have to adjust the quantity of one particular ingredient.:)

Thank you again for dropping by and leaving a nice comment. :) :)


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Rum balls were always a part of our Christmas Cookie collection for years. Your particular recipe sounds a bit different (never used coconut, for instance) and also very good. Thanks for sharing and also showing us the end product in pictures. Loved the last picture with the pups on the mug and rum bites on the plate. :-)


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Peggy W. Hi. Yes Rum Balls/Bites seem to be on a lot of folks Christmas sweet treats list.

They are also great to have in your fridge as a stand by.

I didn't know you could make them without coconut. This recipe has been around in our Family for longer than I care to remember.

Putting the photos up to my way of thinking gives folks some idea of what they will look like. I like to see what the end result will be on other folks recipes.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my recipe, as always it is very much appreciated. :) :)


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samuel hodges 6 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

I think that I'll try this one with my wife for X-mas. Set some out for Santa...even stash some away for me!

Thanks!


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

samuel hodges. Hi. Thank you that's a great idea.

You will have to put them in a very special place, Santa may like them too much and end up staying for Christmas Lunch. That would be something else.

Thank you so very much for your great comment,I am still smiling. :) :)


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PaperNotes 6 years ago

Hi, your rum balls seems very yummy but I suppose I can't let my daughter eat that. What can I substitute to the rum? Thanks


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

PaperNotes. Hi. Thank you, they are rather nice.

I believe you can purchase non alcoholic Rum essence from the Supermarket, have not used it, but it should give you a similar flavor.

When I make them for my Grandchildren I just leave the rum out, they still taste pretty good.

Thanks again for your nice comment. :) :)


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wow ! Great recipe. Thank you for sharing it. I will make a note of this, and place it under my keyboard. Our family will love them for Christmas. God Bless You.


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

stars439. Hi. Thank you so much.

When you get time to make them, I hope you like them as much as we do.

Thanks again for dropping in and reading my hub, your comments are always very much appreciated. :) :)


Rok STAR! 6 years ago

HI.I WAS AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE RECENTLY 4 A PARTY & WHEN SHE CAME BACK 2 THE LOUNGE ROOM, SHE HAD SOME RUM BALLS. WHEN I TASTED THEM, I ASKED 4 THE RECIPE, BUT HER FRIEND GAVE THEM 2 HER. SO SHE TOLD ME 2 TRY THE INTERNET 4 SOME RECIPES,& HERE I AM... TELLING U.(JUST THOUGHT U'D LIKE 2 KNOW...) P.S. THEY WERE AWESOME!!! ???.^_^.???


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Rok Star!. Hi. Thank you so very much. I am very happy that you tried this Recipe and more than happy that you thought they were awesome.

Also thanks to your Friends friend for introducing you to the great flavor of these Rum Balls/bites.

You were spot on, I do love to hear folks opinions and yours was very,very much appreciated.Thanks heaps. :) :)


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wilbury steve 6 years ago from Great Wakering, England

Greetings olivers mum! I cant wait to make these rum balls. I've had great success with a a couple of your other recipes & I'm sure I'll enjoy making, & most importantly, eating this one too! Thanks so much for posting the recipe! voted up & declared very useful!!


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Wilbury steve. Hi. I am pretty sure you will like these Rum Balls.

Maybe more the eating than the making, they are easy to make, just take a little time.

Thank you so much for your feed back on my Recipes and your vote of confidence, they are greatly appreciated.

Hope you enjoy this Recipe when you get time to try it. :) :)


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Rose Kolowinski 6 years ago

Sounds wonderful. You did a great job of explaining how to prepare them and the photos are a nice touch. I wonder if rum flavoring could be substituted for the alcoholic rum?


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia Author

Rose Kolowinski.. Hi. Thank you so very much.

When I make a new Recipe, it's nice to see how its made and what the finished product looks like, so I thought others may be the same.?

You can buy non alcoholic Rum Essence in the Supermarket over here, and I have been told it has a similar flavor, but have not used it myself, it would be worth a try.

Thank you for reading my hub and leaving a lovely comment. :) :)


Lucy 5 years ago

Finally I have found the tasty rum balls recipe that I used to make years ago. I lost the recipe a long time ago and haven't been able to remember how I made them.

I used Granita biscuits in those days which tasted delicious.

Your recipe is simple, easy to make and most of all just at delicious.

Thanks again the recipe...


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oliversmum 5 years ago from australia Author

Lucy. Hi. It's not nice loosing a recipe,especially one that you really like, glad that I could help with this one.

Granita biscuits sounds like a nice change,will try it next time.

It is an easy recipe, and they do taste pretty good.

Thank you for your lovely comment. :) :)


THE COOL ONE 5 years ago

awesome like hell!


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oliversmum 5 years ago from australia Author

The Cool One. Thank you. :):):)


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Athlyn Green 5 years ago from West Kootenays

These look so yummy! I'm a big fan of no-bake cookies.


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oliversmum 5 years ago from australia Author

Athlyn Green Hi. I agree with you.

Making something that tastes pretty good,with no baking involved is a bonus.

Thank you so much for your nice comment. :) :)


vera slorach(young) 4 years ago

thanks for the runballs receipe, i am sure i can handle thisone, merry christmas to all, thanks, VEra slorac


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oliversmum 4 years ago from australia Author

vera slorach(young) Hi. You are very welcome.

I am sure you will manage, they are pretty easy.

Thank you for your comment.

Merry Christmas to you. :):)


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shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland

This looks AMAZING!!! I gotta try this one day. I'm a big rum fan. I bet these made with a little 151 will have a great dinner social turning into a full out party.


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oliversmum 4 years ago from australia Author

shin_rocka04 Hi. Yes they would be great for a party,depending on how much 151 (I'm guessing that is rum) you put in them.

Hope you do try this recipe one day,they are well worth it.

Thanks for your great comment.:):)


asdf 4 years ago

nice


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oliversmum 4 years ago from australia Author

asdf. Hi. Thanks. :):)


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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

This looks fairly easy to make! Zero chance of burning your food. Thanks for sharing. Up and useful, sharing. :)


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

I don't know what Marie Biscuits. (Arnotts) are but I will try to find them. Recipe sounds great. Voted up


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oliversmum 3 years ago from australia Author

iguidenetwork. Hi. They are very easy to make and taste great, No chance on earth of burning your food or your fingers.:) Thank you so much for your comment,votes and sharing. :) :)


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oliversmum 3 years ago from australia Author

Moonlake Hi. Arnotts manufacture these Marie biscuits in Australia and they have been described as 'rich tea biscuits'.

Below is a wikipedia link for full description:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_biscuit

Thank you for your lovely comment and vote :) :)

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