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Christmas Rum Balls

Delicious yet so easy to make! These can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. They also make ideal gifts.


  • 8 Weet-Bix crushed

  • 250 g pitted prunes, chopped

  • 2 tbsp cocoa

  • 1 x 395 g tin condensed milk

  • ¾ cup shredded coconut

  • 6 tbsp rum (or spirit/liqueur of your choice)

  • extra shredded coconut for rolling


  • 1.

    Soak prunes in rum for 5-10 minutes.

  • 2.

    Mix all ingredients together well. Leave in the fridge until firm (approx 20 minutes).

  • 3.

    Roll into small bite-sized balls and toss in coconut.

  • 4.

    Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.


Any dried fruit can be used in place of the prunes.

For a festive ice-cream Christmas pudding, chop rum balls into four pieces and stir through softened ice-cream with some extra rum. Place into a pudding bowl lined with cling film, cover and freeze until set. Once set this can be turned out on a plate for an alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding.

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