Rum Balls Recipe No cooking - no bake - no-cook recipes | How to make Rum Balls with Coconut
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.
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!
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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Crush the Arnotts Marie biscuits until they are fine, try to end up 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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