Nutty Rum Balls

    4 hours 20 min

    These sweets are perfect anytime of the day. They are flavoured with coconut, walnuts and rum. For maximum flavour, allow them to chill for at least 24 hours. They make wonderful food gifts.

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    Serves: 8 dozen

    • 340g vanilla biscuits, finely crushed
    • 100g desiccated coconut
    • 120g finely chopped walnuts
    • 1 (397g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 4 tablespoons rum
    • 75g desiccated coconut

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

    1. In a large bowl, toss together the crushed biscuits, 100g coconut and walnuts. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and rum; mix well. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
    2. Roll the dough into 2.5cm balls and roll the balls in the remaining coconut. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

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    This was my second time making rum balls, the first time I made chocolate ones. These coconut rum balls tasted sooooo good and were very easy to make. I used crushed almonds instead of walnuts because I can't stand walnuts, and they turned out great. I made them a week ahead and put them in tin cans, made EXCELLENT Christmas gifts and stored well in the fridge. The only problem was after you roll a few balls, your hands get very sticky, so have a spoon nearby to scrape the sticky stuff off your hands after rolling a some balls!!  -  29 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A great variation for rum balls! I make a few changes to the listed recipe, however. I prefer to toast the coconut before I roll the balls in it- YUM! I also add about 1/8 cup more rum (coconut flavored), otherwise the coconut flavor completely masks the rum flavor.  -  20 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made these for a NYE party last night. They turned out well and were very tasty. I made a half batch 4 days prior and used a coconut rum. I crushed the vanilla wafers in a ziploc bag and used a rolling pin. I then rolled the dough into individual balls. It was kind of messy and sticky but was not a big deal. I then sprinkled with a generous amount of powdered sugar, put in a sealed container and popped into the fridge to cure. Prior to party, I rolled each ball again in powdered sugar because they were a little bit sticky and then finished off by rolling in chopped nuts. You have to like rum and coconut, which party guests did, so they went over very well. Recipe was not difficult and I would make again.  -  01 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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