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Christmas Balls

Make your Christmas extra wonderful with these choc-coated Christmas Balls.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: christmas balls
Servings: 16 balls
Calories: 195kcal


  • 1 cup Christmas Cake crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut (130 grams)
  • 1/4 cup chopped glace cherries
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa
  • 180 grams milk chocolate (for dipping)
  • 6 extra glace cherries (for decorating)
  • coloured sprinkles or gold leaf (optional, for additional decorating


  • Mix all ingredients (apart from dipping and decorating ingredients) together and stir to combine.
  • Roll into balls. Add a little extra coconut if the mixture is too wet to form balls.
  • Place into fridge for at least one hour to set.
  • Melt chocolate. Remove balls from fridge and dip each ball in the chocolate.
  • Place balls on a tray lined with baking paper.
  • Chop extra glace cherries and decorate the top of each ball before the chocolate sets. Add any other sprinkles, gold leaf or other decoration.
  • Place balls into fridge to set.
  • Store in fridge for up to one week.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg