Rum Balls Thermomix

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Rum balls are a deliciously sweet, Christmas tradition. Festive, creamy chocolate and rum bites that are so simple to make you can always keep a batch in the fridge.

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 real “rum balls” in chocolate sprinkles and the ones without the alcohol in desicated coconut or multicoloulour sprinkles. We don’t want the children eating any boozy ones by mistake!

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.

Gifting Your Rum Balls

Once refrigerated the balls will be firm enough to package as gifts.

Wrap a sheet of cardboard in silver foil.

  • Wrap a piece of cardboard in silver foil
  • Place the wrapped cardboard in a clear cellophane bag.
  • Add some rum ball on top of the warpped card board.
  • Tie the bag closed and add a red bow and gift tag.

You can make the recipe well in advance of Christmas and keep them stored in the fridge. When you’re ready for gift giving simply wrap as above.

Chocolate Rum Balls Thermomix on a plate with Christmas decorations

Frequently Ask Questions

Do Rum Balls have Rum in the recipe?

YES, Rum Balls generally contain rum. If you are serving these to children you can omit the rum.

What can I substitute for rum if I don’t like the taste?

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 to taste.

Can Rum Balls make you drunk?

There are only 50mls of rum in a whole recipe so it’s unlikely you will feel any effects at all. However, the alcohol isn’t cooked off so technically they still should be considered as alcoholic intake if you are driving.

Do Rum Balls need to be refrigerated?

It is best to refrigerate them so they don’t get soft and squishy in the heat.

How long will they last?

They will literally last forever in the fridge, none of the ingredients are perishable.

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Chocolate Rum Balls on a platter
Rum Balls on a heart plate

Rum Balls – Thermomix

Julie Carlyle
Rum Balls are the quickest treat you can make for Christmas gift giving and snacking.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Christmas, Snack
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 16 balls
Calories 195 kcal



  • 465 g Dark Fruit Cake
  • 180 g Cadbury Dark Chocolate 40% cocoa solids only
  • 50 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˚/Soft Spoon Speed.
  • Add rum to the chocolate. Combine 1 min/50˚/Soft Spoon Speed.
  • 1/4 the cake and add it one 1/4 at a time to the TM. Combine 30sec/Speed 4.
  • Scrape down the bowl.
  • Mix again 30sec/Speed 4.
  • Remove the mixture from the bowl and roll into 15 round balls.
  • Coat 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, school teachers, bus drivers.  It’s also nice to have a batch in the fridge for snacking during the festive season.


Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate dessert, Christmas Cooking, snack, Thermomix
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6 thoughts on “Rum Balls Thermomix”

  1. Gwen says:

    5 stars
    Brilliant quick receipe thank you! Took them into my colleagues in work today 🙂

  2. Bec says:

    5 stars
    Made these with chocolate cake & dried cranberries…delicious!!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      I’m so pleased 😊😊😊 Thank you for coming back and letting me know 😘

  3. Aria says:

    5 stars
    Wow!!! rum balls looks so yummy and beautiful !!Thanks for sharing .

  4. Kim robson says:

    I just want to double check. Do you add the complete cake or just 1/4 of the 465gm cake?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Kim, Thank you for your question. You add the whole cake to the rum ball mixture. I suggested quartering the cake so that it will mix more evenly in the Thermomix. I have changed the wording of the recipe. I hope it’s a little more clear now. Thanks for sending the message 🙂 I hope you enjoy the recipe :).

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