Rum balls

A traditional festive favourite, our naughty but very nice rum balls are a quick & easy adult holiday treat and also make a delicious homemade Christmas gift.

There are many different ways to make rum balls, as recipes vary from region to region and family to family. All rum balls must include chocolate and rum, but the rest of the ingredients vary in kind, form, and amount. Rum balls are a popular Christmas treat in England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Denmark (where they are called romkugler and enjoyed all the year round).
Don’t forget you can leave the rum out of our recipe below, to make it a truly family friendly treat.

  • Prep Time

    40 Minutes
  • Makes

    25-30 Balls


  • 400g dark fruitcakes
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 200g good quality dark chocolate – melted
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1½ cups desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup chocolate sprinkles

You'll Need

  • Multix Freezer Bags
  • Multix Bake
  • Multix Cling
  • Multix Mini Patty pans


  1. Line a large tray with Multix Bake.
  2. Place the chocolate sprinkles in 1 large Multix freezer bag and 1 cup of coconut in a second freezer bag.
  3. In a food processor crumble the dark fruitcake, add rum, cranberries, chocolate and the remaining ½ cup of coconut. Blitz to combine.
  4. Roll 1 level tablespoon of mixture into a ball about 3-4cm across.
  5. Place the balls in the chocolate sprinkle and coconut bags and shake them to coat thoroughly.
  6. Place the coated balls on the bake lined sheet.
  7. Repeat till all the mixture is rolled.
  8. Cover with cling film and refrigerate till firm.
  9. Just before serving place each coated ball in a Multix Mini Patty Pans.

Tip: Rum balls can be given as home made gifts they look great wrapped in Multix Bake and tied with ribbon. If you make them for kids leave out the rum.