Kid-Friendly Rum Balls (chocolate & coconut balls)

This is the easiest Kid-Friendly Rum Balls – simply combine crushed biscuits, cocoa, coconut and condensed milk to make these delicious little treats!

If there’s one classic recipe that EVERYONE needs to know how to make… it’s these super-easy and kid-friendly rum balls. Obviously this ‘kid-friendly’ recipe contains no alcohol, but if you’re making an adults only version, add in a tablespoon of yum (for a nighty little treat).

Kid-Friendly Rum Balls

This is a perfect recipe for getting kids into the kitchen. They will love crushing the biscuits and rolling the mixture into balls. I remember making these rum balls when I was little and I would crush the biscuits with our big marble rolling pin. I actually still have that rolling pin (I pinched it off Mum when I moved out of home!).

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Rum balls take less than 10 minutes to make and are oh-so-worth-it! These make the perfect lunchbox filler or a sneaky little midnight snack.

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Rum balls are so easy that there’s probably not even a need for a recipe… but here’s one anyway!

Kid-Friendly Rum Balls

Super Easy, Super Delicious Rum Balls!

This is the easiest Kid-Friendly Rum Balls - simply combine crushed biscuits, cocoa, coconut and condensed milk to make these delicious little treats!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 30
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 X 250g packet of plain biscuits like Marie
  • 1 X 395g tin of condensed milk
  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa
  • Extra coconut for rolling

Instructions

  1. Place the biscuits into a food processor and process until they resemble fine crumbs (you could also use a rolling pin instead).
  2. Place the biscuit crumbs into a large bowl.
  3. Sift over the cocoa powder.
  4. Add the coconut and condensed milk.
  5. Thoroughly mix together all of the ingredients.
  6. Roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls.
  7. Roll in the extra coconut to coat.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Kid-Friendly Rum Balls Thermomix Instructions:

1. Place the biscuits into the TM bowl.

2. Crush by pressing Turbo 8-10 times or until the biscuits resemble fine crumbs.

3. Add the cocoa powder, coconut and condensed milk.

4. Mix on Reverse Speed 3 for 20 seconds or until well combined (you may need to scrape the bowl down halfway through mixing).

5.Β Roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls.

6. Roll in the extra coconut to coat.

7. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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28 thoughts on “Kid-Friendly Rum Balls (chocolate & coconut balls)”

  1. Lauren says:

    Thanks! I was just looking for the simple rum ball recipe for a first birthday party, this is exactly what I need πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Perfect! Hope you enjoy it!

  2. T says:

    The rum balls are awesome!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much!!

  3. Theona says:

    My daughter (5 yrs) loved helping me make these. We plan to make them again when we have a tea party with her friends. They are so easy and delicious. Thank you.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Fantastic!! They really are the perfect thing for kids to help out making!

  4. Mia says:

    They are so tasty, my kids were blown away about how easy and quick they were. I will definetly make them again.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That’s absolutely wonderful to hear. I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

  5. Steve says:

    How many grams of the Marie biscuits did you use? When you say a cup of coconut do you mean dessicated coconut?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi there, it’s 250g Marie biscuits. And yes – desiccated coconut. πŸ™‚

  6. K says:

    If I made a huge batch, would they be freezable?? Delicious btw πŸ™‚

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!!

  7. Tanya says:

    Instead of cocoa you can you milo

    1. Tanya says:

      Should say you can use milo.

      1. Bake Play Smile says:

        Absolutely!!!

  8. Rachel Alexander says:

    My mixture was too moist wasnt sure how to fix it used more biscuite crumbs and cocnut

  9. sharon hall says:

    how much rum do you put in

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Sharon, these are a kid-friendly version so you wouldnt put any rum in. If they’re not for kids, you could add a couple of tablespoons to the mixture depending on your taste. πŸ™‚

  10. Julia Priestley says:

    Can u omit the coconut

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely! Just add a little more cocoa/biscuits instead. πŸ™‚

  11. Alexa says:

    Hi there,
    We recently made your rum balls and I thought I’d let you know that they were great. I’m also mentioning you and your recipe in one of my blog posts.
    Feel free to check out my blog as I’m new to the blogging world!
    Thanks !

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Good luck with the blog!

  12. S says:

    These were good. The ingredients were really cheap too!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yippee!! So glad you liked them!

  13. Fay says:

    Iwas wondering can u use weetbix ?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Fay, on Wednesday I’ll be sharing a Milo Weetbix Ball recipe that I think you might like!

  14. Sussan Ward says:

    These can also be made using food processor. Process 1 pack milk arrowroot biscuits. Add cocoa and pulse. Pour in 1 25 ml bottle rum essence. Pulse. Then add 1 tin condensed milk on full power 1 minute or more pulse for a dark stiff mix. Too loose? Add small amount coconut and pulse.Tip mix into large bowl and pinch and roll balls of mixture and roll into coconut. Place on Gladbake covered tray. Makes about 24. Keep in fridge or freezer.

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