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Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe

Would it even be Christmas without rum balls? Not in my house!

I can’t go giving away family secrets, so I came up with this little twist on the festive season favourite. It’s another of those great edible gifts you can offer up to teachers, educators, neighbours, co-workers, family members who seem to have everything, and members of your social club.


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Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe

Prep time 15 minutes
Set time 50 minutes
Makes 15-20



  • 200g dark cooking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 30g butter
  • 50g basic chocolate cake crumbed
  • 2 tsp rum
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles or crushed candy cane pieces


  1. Place the chocolate in a bowl.
  2. Combine the cream and butter in a small pan and stir over low heat until the butter melts and the mixture is just boiling.
  3. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Stir in the cake crumbs and rum.
  5. Refrigerate for 20 minutes until just firm enough to handle.
  6. Roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls.
  7. Spread the chocolate sprinkles on a sheet of greaseproof paper. Carefully roll each rum ball in the sprinkles, then place on tray.
  8. Refrigerate the rum balls for 30 minutes or until firm.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

No nutritional information available for this recipe.

Want more yummy recipes? Try these Christmas shortbread cut-out biscuits with jam and these RECIPE: Parmesan and Pesto Christmas Tree Pull Apart

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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