As part of my family tradition, every year, a week before Christmas, my mum and I would blast the air conditioner on a hot summers day and make the rum balls together.
Even though this primary school recipe was safe for under twelves to make at school, we spiked it up – literally.
Dosed with Bundaberg overproof rum, it’s perfect for the Christmas season when everything seems to roll around alcohol consumption.
A fun and sweet dessert great for any occasion. From home, to parties and even in the office – there’s no doubt that this Christmas treat will have you craving more.
Don’t be afraid to get messy with the recipe, using your hands is definitely easier than the wooden spoon!
- 1 packet (250g) Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot or Marie biscuits crushed.
- 1 tin (396g) Nestle Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 ½ tbsp. Bundaberg overproof rum
- 4 tbsp. Cadbury cocoa
- 1 packet chocolate splinters
- Mini paddy pans
- Separate the mini paddy pans.
- Place the packet of Arnott’s biscuits into a food processor. Crush biscuits until they are a near powder consistency.
- In a small bowl, add the chocolate splinters for rolling, set aside.
- In a separate larger bowl, with your hands mix and combine the crushed biscuits, the condensed milk, desiccated coconut, Bundaberg rum and the Cadbury cocoa.
- Quickly roll the biscuit mixture into small balls no bigger than a 20-cent piece.
- Once rolled five or so balls, place them into the splinter bowl and roll them around until covered. Place in paddy pans. Repeat.
- Once finished, place all rum balls in a container and store in the refrigerator.
- Try and make the rum balls on a cooler day. The heat makes the mixture dry out faster.
- Don’t forget to separate the paddy pans prior before rolling!
- If the biscuit mixture does start to turn dry, sprinkle it with a bit more Bundaberg rum.
- Using your hands to combine the biscuit mixture is far more easier than using a spoon – this is a great recipe to make with the kids!
- Because of the sticky consistency of the rum balls; washing your hands frequently between five or so made balls makes it easier to roll.