Rum balls take less than 25 minutes to drive together or even less if you get the kids involved! NO BAKING needed and no need to melt any CHOCOLATE! These little rich and decadent Chocolate Rum Balls are our very own quintessential Christmas treat in Australia, where chocolate and coconut meet condensed milk and crushed wafers or cookies!
what you need to make these delicious chocolate coconut rum balls
Condensed Milk: I used Nestle Reduced Sugar Sweetened Condensed Milk, but you can use any type you want
Traditional sweet cookies: the type you dunk into your tea or coffee. Vanilla biscuits, milk arrowroot, or even plain chocolate cookies.
A pair of tablespoons of rum: as I discussed earlier, this is optional and can be joined to only half of the batch instead of the entire batch if you’re hesitant to serve them to children. Having announced that, the greatest of us grew up eating Rum balls at Christmas parties and we turned out fine! You can also use whisky or bourbon.
For Chocolate Coconut Balls:
9 ounces (250 grams) vanilla cookies, or plain chocolate cookies
14 ounces (400 grams) sweetened condensed milk (I use Nestle)
3 tablespoons rum (optional)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s)
1/2 cup finely shredded or desiccated coconut
pinch of salt
3/4 cup finely shredded or desiccated coconut (or more)
How To Make Rum Balls
1.put your cookies in a wide ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. You would also crush them in a food processor if you wish! We favor the rolling pin way because we love some larger cookie parts in our balls!
2.Then, join all of your ingredients into a wide bowl
- You can begin off beating with a wooden spoon but may require to use your hands once the batter becomes too thick. Once it’s thick, please don’t join any more liquids to it! It needs to be thick enough so once it freezes, it sets into a truffle-like ball.
- Roll into a ball with the tablespoonful
- Roll each ball in coconut and put them on a tray to freeze.
That’s it! The easiest delicious truffle Rum balls recipe on the planet without requiring to melt any chocolate. Excellent for gifts or as an after-dinner