A fantastic recipe for Christmas. These are perfect as a gift as well.

Ingredients (makes 25 rum balls)

  • 250g Chocolate Ripple Biscuits
  • 45ml-60ml Spiced Rum (I used Sailor Jerry)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • Chocolate flakes or sprinkles


  1. Crush the chocolate ripple biscuits to a powdery consistency, too many lumps won't make a smooth dough.
  2. Splash in 45-60ml of spiced rum, depending on how strong you like the 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 in drops. 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.

Notes... Spiced or Dark rum will really make these rum balls taste great, as these types of rum have a vanilla twist to them. I used Sailor Jerry, but you can also use Captain Morgan.

  • These look so yummy will definitely give these a go.


  • I might give this one a go, without the rum though :)


  • These sound and look amazing. I usually make mine with Marie biscuits but will def be trying with choc ripple


  • my goodness – these sound delicious!


  • Lovely a use for that spiced rum given to me.


  • You can’t go wrong with a rum ball. Well, I do prefer without the rum, but you get my drift!


  • Nice recipe! I don’t drink alcohol either but I guess some juice can be used instead of the rum.

    • These simple recipes can be modified for taste – fun trying different flavours.


  • A simple, delicious recipe; perfect for the festive season, thanks!.


  • love that they are all chocolatey and rummy! – I am going to make some adult ones and some kid versions too – thanks for sharing your recipe.


  • These sound nice and easy to make and I’m sure will be a nice change from my usual Truffle Balls this year, Thank you


  • I’d love to make these but I can’t have alcohol. Look yummy though


  • Rum balls are such a favourite and your recipe is perfect for Christmas,thanks!


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