Here’s a quick and easy rumball recipe!   You can make them ahead of time for Christmas Day.  I first tasted these 30 years ago when I lived in the Central West town of Parkes. A friend’s mum made them every year at Christmas. I loved them so much I asked her for the recipe and have made them most years since. They are a guaranteed Christmas crowdpleaser. They freeze well too!

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Makes 30+



1 packet milk coffee biscuits

395g tin condensed milk

1 cup coconut

1/4 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tbs (30ml) rum

1 cup coconut extra for coating

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Crush biscuits into fine crumbs and place in a large mixing bowl

Add 1 cup of coconut, condensed milk, cocoa, and rum to bowl and stir well.

Use clean wet hands to roll tablespoons of mixture into balls

Toss through extra coconut to coat

Place on a tray lined with baking paper and pop them in the freezer for approx 20 mins to set

Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.

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We are having these alongside fresh fruit for a light dessert after Christmas lunch, they also make a delicious food gift! My favourite way to eat them is straight from the freezer!