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Christmas Wild Turkey Balls

Christmas Wild Turkey Balls

Summary

Servings 20
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

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Ingredients

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

Nutrition Information

Qty per
8g serve
Qty per
100g
Energy 134cal 1722cal
Protein 0.33g 4.28g
Fat (total) 1.8g 23.1g
 - saturated 1.53g 19.57g
Carbohydrate 4.18g 53.69g
 - sugars 3.23g 41.42g
Dietary Fibre 0.53g 6.83g
Sodium 13.2mg 169.3mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Weetbix Biscuits, Condensed Milk, Wild Turkey Whiskey

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

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!

Method

  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)

  9. You can substitute cacao powder for cocoa.

  10. Suitable for freezing.

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!

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