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Rum Balls

A festive favourite, this is one of the best old-fashioned rum balls recipes
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: rum balls, rum balls weetbix
Servings: 20 balls approx
Calories: 99kcal


  • 8 weetbix (use 140 grams of a wheat breakfast cereal if you don't have weetbix in your country)
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 cup dried diced apricot
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry or raspberry jam
  • 395 grams condensed milk (1 tin)
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut (additional for rolling)
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa optional (additional for dusting)


  • Crush weetbix to a fine consistency.
  • Sprinkle rum over weetbix.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • Roll into small balls and coat by rolling in additional coconut.
  • Place balls on a tray lined with baking paper and place in fridge for at least a couple of hours to set.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container and enjoy cold or at room temperature.
  • Serve dusted with cocoa (optional).



Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg