How To Make Rum Balls. Rum Balls Recipe No Cooking , No Baking Recipe. A Great Christmas, Festive Season Treat !
Rum Balls - Tradional
Rum Balls, have long been regarded as a Traditional addition to the Christmas, Festive season fare and a definite favorite, especially here in Australia.
They are so easy to make, and even better, there is absolutely no cooking or no baking involved, even the kids can help safely, as there is no hot ovens or cook tops to worry about in making this Rum Ball recipe,
For those like myself who are gluten intolerant I have an alternative gluten, dairy, wheat,egg free, Arrowroot biscuit, which is also Vegan that I have used successfully as a substitute for the original Marie biscuit suggested in the Rum Ball recipe. It does not alter the flavor or the composition of the recipe in any way .
Many Supermarkets now have a Gluten Free Section with many types of ingredients to choose from !
This Recipe can be either Rum Balls or Rum Bites depending on whether you roll them into walnut size balls or roll out a long strip like a sausage 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!
Ingredients for Rum Balls
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).
- Please note that for people who are Gluten intolerant I have replaced the Marie Biscuits with a gluten free Arrowroot Biscuit, my family cannot tell the difference.
Method Step 1 - Crush Arnotts Marie Biscuits
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.
Method Step 2 - Mix all the ingredients
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.
Method Step 3 - Rolling out the Rum Balls
- Cover a board with baking paper, then spread the balance of coconut on the baking paper, you may need a little extra coconut for coating.
- Roll the mixture into smalls balls, about the size of a walnut, then roll in coconut until completely covered (See the top image),
- Place the completed Rum Balls in an air tight container lined with baking paper, covering each layer with the paper as you go, Refrigerate until Rum Balls are set and they are best left in Fridge until required to be eaten !
Method 4 - Making Rum Bites
- If you would prefer to make Rum Bites rather than Rum Balls make a sausage shape approximately 9 inches long by 1 inch high.
- 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.
- As with the Rum Balls place lid on container and put in refrigerator to set.
- See images below !
Further Notes on Rum Balls
Just a few more notes to make these delicious treats more yummy !
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 :)
One last suggestion
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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