• Makes 25
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 5 Ingredients


Who thinks Chocolate Rum Balls are just absolutely PERFECT for Christmas. Weeeee do!

If you’re after a Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe that has been tried, tested and tested again, this is it! MoM Member El has shared her Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe with us and we couldn’t be more excited.  Just look at them – chocolate sprinkles and all!

Our tips to take your Rum Balls Recipe to the next level …

  1. If there are going to be children able to reach for your Rum Balls, make sure you use a no alcohol Rum alternative 
  2. Put your food processor or your Thermomix to work for these Chocolate Rum Balls. You’ll have a beautiful smooth truffle like consistency in seconds.
  3. Throw in a teaspoon of nutmeg or mixed spice to really dial up with festive feels.
  4. Add a little silver leaf or silver cachous to bring in some sparkle.

Once you’ve tried this Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe, we’d love you to come back and give us your thoughts in the comments below.  

Don’t forget that if you have a recipe like this Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe that you’d like to share, we LOVE recipes from members.  Just whip up your favourite recipe, take a photo and then share it with thousands of other Mums by POSTING YOUR RECIPE.

We truly hope you enjoy this Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe! May it bring joy and yumminess to your next festive feast x

If you do love a Rum Balls Recipe but you’d prefer a more traditional recipe, you might also like to check out this Rum Balls Recipe. Shared with us by member Joanne, it’s another yummy addition to any festive occasion or even just when you’re after a beautifully easy sweet treat.

If rum isn’t your favourite flavour, we’re thinking these Cookie Dough Bliss Balls might be more to your liking.  We’re sitting on our hands right now because we’re dying to whip up a batch!

Ingredients (makes 25 Rum Balls)

  • 250g Chocolate Ripple Biscuits
  • 45ml-60ml Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 cup Shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup Sweetened condensed milk
  • Chocolate flakes or sprinkles


  1. Crush the chocolate ripple biscuits to a powdery consistency - too many lumps and the dough won't be smooth enough to roll.
  2. Splash in 45-60ml of spiced rum, depending on how strong you like the flavour. Or switch out for a non-alcoholic rum for flavour.
  3. Add your shredded coconut and condensed milk. Only enough condensed milk to make the dough soft, so it is ideal to add it with a teaspoon. Too much liquid will prevent the balls from holding their shape.
  4. Scoop the mixture with a spoon and roll into the size of a large marble with your hands.
  5. Use a flat plate to roll the balls in the chocolate flakes or sprinkles and then place them on a baking tray lined with paper.
  6. Leave them to set in the fridge. Ideally overnight.


Spiced or Dark rum will really make these rum balls taste great, as these types of rum have a vanilla twist to them.

  • Classic Christmas treat. Great easy recipie too


  • Sounds awesome I would love to try this recipe thanks for sharing!!


  • The chocolate sprinkles are a great touch


  • YUm yum I love rum balls these look so divine


  • Oh man, these are a favourite childhood memory of mine.


  • Beautiful recipe for any occasion and so easy to make.


  • Love rum balls for sweets on Christmas Day. Thank you for this recipe I am going to give it a go on the weekend in time to practice before Christmas.


  • I love making these, especially for Christmas. Great finger food that everyone enjoys and you can’t just have one, it’s that kind of food that you keep going back for more…


  • Look forward to making some of these as gifts, fantastic!


  • These will go down fast, might have to my eyes out for extra hands in the mix.


  • Wow these look so fun great for entertaining


  • Will definitely be trying these out over Christmas!


  • Beautiful! I don’t remember having used rum. I used to love rum balls when I was younger!


  • Looking perfect and delicious but was looking for rum substitute?


  • Did this – but something is missing – the balls were too runny to set.


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