Christmas Rum Balls in the Thermomix
Thank you to everyone who watched Anais and I make Christmas Rum balls in the Thermomix today. We absolutely loved sharing some “live” time with you and reading the comments. Anais really enjoys cooking and the Thermomix makes it so safe to give kids an opportunity to cook. If you’re making the rum balls and would like to see the Christmas Cooking Video just follow the link. If you’re not a member of the ThermoKitchen Facebook group page you may need to join first.
This is a really simple treat to make so it’s a good one to save for the kids to make when they’re on school holidays. We usually make one batch with rum and one without. Just make sure you roll the “rum balls” in coconut and the other in the chocolate sprinkles so there isn’t any confusion. We don’t want children eating any boozy ones by mistake.
If you’re not a fan of Rum you can swap the alcohol for Baileys or Kaluah. This is a very forgiving recipe so choose whatever booze you prefer.
Rum Balls are the quickest treat you can make for Christmas gift giving and snacking.
- 465 g Dark Fruit Cake
- 200 g Cadbury Dark Chocolate
- 35 g Rum
- 50 g Chocolette Sprinkles
Add the Cadbury chocolate to the TM Bowl. Mill 3 sec/Speed 9.
Melt the chocolate 1 min/50˚/Spoon Speed.
Add rum to the chocolate. Combine 1 min/50˚/Spoon Speed.
1/4 the cake and add it one 1/4 at a time to the TM. Combine 30sec/Speed 4.
Remove the mixture from the bowl and roll into 15 round balls.
Roll the balls in the chocolate sprinkles until well covered.
Place the Rum Balls on a platter and cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Will keep up to 6 months in the fridge.
The Rum Balls make a great gift for neighbours and bus drivers.
Once the Rum Balls are made they need to be refrigerated so they become nice and firm. If you find the balls are too soft to roll properly just refrigerate them for 30 minutes and then roll them and coat them in sprinkles. Sometimes in our hot summer weather, the chocolate gets a little too melty and won’t form a nice shape.
When the Rum Balls a cold they will be firm enough to package as gifts. Place the Rum Balls in a clear cellophane bag tied with a red bow, ready for Christmas giving. You can make this recipe well in advance of Christmas and keep the balls covered in the fridge. When you’re ready for gift giving package them up.
I would love to know how you go with this recipe so please feel free to share your pictures on ThermoKitchen.
So what last minute Thermomix treat do you make at this time of year?