What's Christmas without RUM BALLS!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Seriously? It's just not a Christmas celebration without them! I like the traditional way but of course you can experiment and add different liquors like baileys, Kahlua or peppermint schnapps. Or if you prefer no alcohol at all (or just use flavoured essences) Anyway this is how we like our rumballs in the Cupkates household...

Rum Ball Recipe

1- 1.5 packets of milk arrowroot biscuits
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup dessicated coconut + extra for rolling (you can also use chocolate sprinkles)
1 tin condensed milk
3 tablespoons of rum 0r flavouring of choice (of course you can add more or less to taste, usually more for Mr Cupkates taste!)
Optional* Sultanas and/or crushed nuts

1. Crush biscuits in a freezer bag with a rolling pin, or in a blender or food processor.
2. Place crushed biscuits in a bowl and add all remaining ingredients (except for extra coconut!) , mix until well combined.
3. Place in fridge to firm up a little, this makes them easier to roll.
4. Roll into balls whatever size you prefer and then roll in coconut.
5. Keep in fridge for up to one week in an airtight container, perfect with coffee when unexpected guests pop in!

Photo from exclusively food


Mel said...

Yum yum yum! Haven't made these in years! Might have to give them a go with the kids next weekend (non-alcoholic for the kids me thinks).