Traditional Rum Balls

Traditional Rum Balls


Servings 24
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

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3.9 based on 181 ratings.


  • 8 Weetbix Biscuits
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 400 g Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup Sultanas
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa
  • 2 tbsp Rum (or more depending on taste!)

Nutrition Information

Qty per
27g serve
Qty per
Energy 179cal 668cal
Protein 1.6g 5.99g
Fat (total) 1.36g 5.09g
 - saturated 0.89g 3.33g
Carbohydrate 15.6g 58.4g
 - sugars 13.8g 51.7g
Dietary Fibre 0.47g 1.75g
Sodium 17.7mg 66mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Weetbix biscuits, Desiccated Coconut

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

Traditional Rum Balls are an old time favourite loved by young and old.

You don’t have to just make them at Christmas time, they are good all year around!

Traditional Rum Balls | Stay at Home Mum

I love these – make up to a week ahead and enjoy one or two – or a handful when I’m seriously craving it. They also make a great gift for a boss or Grandfather or anyone else hard to buy for. Just pop it in a pretty jar and it’s gonna look like you bought it at a store.

Traditional Rum Balls | Stay At Home Mum

This recipe is made the old time way – which uses Weetbix – and it gives the Rum Balls that delicious texture that the Traditional Rum Balls should have!

If you like this recipe you will LOVE this one Condensed Milk Chocolate Cake.


  1. In a metal bowl, place the raisins or sultanas and the run, cover with plastic wrap and let it marinate for a day (or two...).

  2. Place crushed weetbix, cocoa, coconut and marinated fruit in a bowl.

  3. Pour over the condensed milk and stir well.

  4. Take out teaspoons at a time and roll in coconut and chill.

  5. Rum Balls are suitable to freeze.  Layer with baking paper and seal in an air tight container for up to four weeks.

  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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