Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls Recipe Christmas Food Gifts

Rum balls are a treat for the whole family and can be made with rum flavouring to make them alcohol-free. Super quick, and of course, massively delicious, these coconut-coated treats are perfect as an afternoon snack or light dessert.



  • 250g arrowroot biscuits, crushed
  • 395g tin condensed milk
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup pure cocoa, sifted
  • 2 tbsps rum or 2 tsps rum flavouring
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Crush biscuits in a food processor or by hand.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor or large bowl and mix to combine thoroughly.
  3. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into balls.
  4. Coat each piece in shredded coconut.
  5. Refrigerate or freeze for later.

Rum balls make a great addition to your high tea or Christmas platter. They can also be put into jars then given as gifts. For other treats that are easy to make, eat, and share, try our Decadent Truffle or Chocolate Fudge recipes.