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Chocolate rum balls recipe

Festive rum balls are a Christmas must-have. Full of chocolate and covered in coconut they look lovely bagged up as Christmas gifts. These rum balls are pre-prepared, easy, and the kids will adore helping you make them. Why not make creating them as much a tradition as eating them each Christmas?

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Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Marie biscuits
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 200g can condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 120g copha, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons rum
  • Extra coconut for coating

Method:

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.

Notes:

  • If your kids like getting their hands dirty, they will love helping you roll the balls and throwing coconut around the kitchen.
  • If you own a food processor, crush 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.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.
 

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