Christmas Wild Turkey BallsA Wild Alternative to Rum Balls

Christmas Wild Turkey Balls

I went to make my yearly Rum Ball recipe the other day.  Except I didn’t have any rum.  I don’t drink enough to warrant going and buying a whole other bottle just to make them, so I thought I’d make do with what I had.  Twelve years ago I bought a one litre bottle of Wild Turkey – which is my favourite except I don’t really drink (hangovers!)

I had 1/4 bottle of it left and gave it a whirl.  Well, goodbye Rum Balls, because the Wild Turkey Balls were so much more…. Christmassy!

To me, the smell of Christmas has always been mixed fruit infused alcohol. Funnily enough it is a childhood memory – Mum would soak the fruit for weeks on end, and would keep adding booze every week until the dried fruit would literally pickle you when you ate them.  I pretty much do the same thing now!

You can freeze these – but make them now and keep them in the fridge to ‘mature’ so they are really strong for Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Christmas Wild Turkey Balls | Stay at Home Mum


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  • 8 Weetbix Biscuits
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 400 grams Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup Dried Fruit (the Sort You Buy For Fruit Cakes)
  • 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 2/3 cups Wild Turkey Whiskey



  1. Place the dried fruit into a sealable container, pour over the Wild Turkey.  Mix well.
  2. Seal and place in the fridge for a few days - allowing the fruit to absorb the alcohol.
  3. Crush the Weetbix in a large bowl.  Add the cacao powder, the condensed milk and the coconut.
  4. Pour the dried fruit into a strainer and then add to the mix.
  5. Mix until combined.
  6. Roll in teaspoon mounds, roll to make a ball and cover in coconut or cocoa (depends on how you want them to look!).
  7. Place the balls in the fridge to harden.
  8. Allow to mature in the fridge (good for up to 8 weeks)


Recipe Hints & Tips:

  • You can substitute cacao powder for cocoa.
  • Suitable for freezing.

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