Steph's Rum Balls
Makes approximately 50
This is a Christmas must-have in our household. My husband's family tradition dictates that they are not opened until Christmas Eve, along with the fruit cake and a large box of Roses chocolates. A great way to while away the hours in front of the televised Christmas carols (our singing and organisational skills currently don't extend to family concerts) before Santa visits.
- 1 packet Marie biscuits
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 200g can condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 120g Kremelta, melted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 teaspoons rum
- Extra coconut for coating
Use a food processor to crumble half the biscuits, pour into a large mixing bowl and repeat with remaining biscuits. Add coconut, condensed milk, cocoa, copha, vanilla and rum to the biscuits and mix well. Roll one heaped teaspoonful of mixture into a ball and roll in extra coconut. Store in the fridge.
- If your kids like getting their hands dirty (my son prefers to supervise), they will love helping you roll the balls and throwing coconut around the kitchen.
- When I didn't own a food processor (struggling Uni student days), I crushed the biscuits by putting them in a freezer bag (two, depending on the quality of said plastic bag) and crushing them with a rolling pin. Also very therapeutic.
- I usually survive a batch by scraping the thin layer of rum ball off my hands half way through the rolling!