Thursday, December 22, 2011

Vegan Rum Balls!

I have put my hand up to make the rum balls at work this year. I always get teased by my so-called friends because even though I've been making what I've been calling rum balls since I was able to use a spoon, my family's recipe is quite deadly. I have since (as in, today) discovered that what I was making was in fact, rum butter. Rum butter is delicious! It's icing sugar, rum and veggie butter mixed together and rolled into balls. We put these on our fruit mince pies and devour. But... anyway.

These rum balls I have made here are the more traditional ones that we are all used to. They are actually freaking delicious. I have them sitting in the fridge now and I can't wait to eat more of them. These rum balls are super easy to make, too. This would be a good one to get the kids involved with. 

Makes: 24
Time: 15 Minutes.

  • One packet of vegan sweet biscuits.
  • 3 Tablespoons of cocoa.
  • 1 Cup of currants.
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla.
  • 2 Teaspoons of rum.
  • 2 Teaspoons of raw sugar.
  • One third of a cup of veggie milk (I used almond milk).
  • A cup of shredded coconut.

Place the sugar and the milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring the whole time. As soon as the sugar has dissolved, removed from heat.

Place all of the other ingredients in a blender and blend until the mix is crumbly. Keep blending and  slowly add the milk. If the mix is not dry enough, add some coconut until the mix is dry enough to form into balls. 

Scoop out heaped teaspoons of the mixture and roll in coconut until you have used all the mixture.

Store in the fridge. 

Have a Merry Christmas, guys! :) xx


  1. Oh lovely! I'm making truffles at the moment but will have to try and find some time to make these too.
    Thanks Sally!

  2. Ohh! That sounds delish! Merry Christmas to you and your little family, Nina :) xx

  3. Freedom Foods Sultana Splits list egg as an ingredient last time I looked. I'm going to try this though. 'Nice' biscuits should work shouldn't they?

  4. Yeah, they should. That's funny. I swear the ones I picked up even said "vegan" on them. Maybe I got the name wrong. I'll double check. Thanks for that. :)

  5. Nice biscuits worked a treat.
    I also used sultanas as I didn't have any currants. And doubled the rum :P
    They were great, thanks for another sweet recipe Sally!