Christmas Rum Balls & Truffles

Christmas Rum Balls are a tradition in our house.

Christmas Rum Balls on platter
Christmas Rum Balls on platter

Every year we have rum balls right throughout the month of December. This year I have started a little earlier so you too can have them ready for gift giving, or devouring as you put up the Christmas decorations.

Rum Balls with Milk
Rum Balls with Milk

These rum balls are the easiest I have ever made, and I will be sticking with this recipe as it makes the moistest and most delicious treats. The recipe uses fruit cake crumb and melted chocolate which is why it is so moist.

Rum Balls for Christmas
Rum Balls for Christmas

They can be dipped in melted chocolate for an exceptionally decadent treat or simply rolled in chocolate sprinkles.

If you want to make more “child friendly” rum balls just omit the rum and call them Christmas truffles. I didn’t want the children to get confused, so I dipped the adult rum balls in dark chocolate, and had the children roll their truffles in chocolate sprinkles.

Christmas Rum Balls & Truffles

These "no bake" rum balls are so quick and easy. They make the perfect gift for teachers or neighbours.
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Course: Christmas Treats
Cuisine: Christmas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 40
Author: Julie


  • 1 Dark Christmas Cake Homebrand
  • 2 x 200gm dark chocolate good quality
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 pkt chocolate sprinkles or extra dark chocolate for coating


  • Line a tray with baking paper or glad wrap.
  • Crumble cake by had in a large bowl.
  • Melt both blocks of chocolate and stir through the cake crumbs.
  • Add the rum and combine. The mixture should be very moist and sticky.
  • Place sprinkles in a bowl.
  • Form balls with your hands and roll in sprinkles.
  • Place on the tray. Once finished refrigerate until needed.
  • These are best served at room temperature.

Have these treats in the fridge ready to serve at Christmas or to give as gifts to neighbours and teachers. Simply package them beautiful in a tin or box lined with baking paper add a ribbon and you are all finished.

Christmas Gifts Rum Ball
Christmas Gifts Rum Ball

We will be making these treats again for the children’s teachers…. perhaps with an extra dash or two of rum!

Rum Balls & Milk
Rum Balls & Milk

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