23 December 2011

rum balls and apricot balls

Apricot balls and Rum balls are favourite Christmas treats in our household. These were delicious!


Apricot balls

Ingredients
3/4 cup condensed milk
21/2 cups desiccated coconut
2 cups finely chopped dried apricots
1 cup desiccated coconut extra


Combine condensed milk, coconut and apricots in a bowl and combine well with hands. Roll into ping pong ball sized balls and coat with extra coconut. Refrigerate on lined baking tray for 30mins before putting into and airtight container and storing in the fridge.

Rum Balls

Ingredients
250g weetbix
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 400g can condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp rum
2/3 cup mixed fruit
1 cup desiccated coconut extra


Process weetbix in food processor or blender until fine like breadcrumbs. Pour the crumbs into a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix together with hands until well combined. Roll into balls and coat with extra coconut. Refrigerate on lined baking tray for 30mins before putting into and airtight container and storing in the fridge.

Hint: I used skim condensed milk as it is less runny and the mixture will be easier to make balls out of. Each recipe makes around 30 balls. These do not last long!!

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