Festive Rum Balls

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Recipe by Naomi Sherman


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There are a few set-in-stone Christmas traditions in my house, and many of them involve food.
I know, you’re shocked, right?

One of them is the batch of Rum Balls that I make for my husband every year. He loves rum and I don’t so these are always a treat that he looks forward to, safe in the knowledge that he won’t have to share with me.
But the rum balls of old, with an ingredients list that reads like “sugar, sugar, a different kind of sugar, sugar and rum” aren’t going to cut it anymore.

I didn’t make any last year but was determined to create some this year.
Guys, these rum balls are so good that even I ate them (ha, ha to you, hubby!) they have that familiar soft mouth-feel and all of those yummy chocolate and rum flavours.

These would make a wonderful gift for someone who is living a sugar free life and is hard to buy for.
They’re quick and easy and use basic ingredients.

Now, I’d better make another batch…since I sampled most of these.



  • 60 grams of coconut oil

  • 20 grams of cocoa powder

  • 20 grams of erythritol

  • 30 grams of almond flour

  • 70 grams of finely shredded coconut

  • 55 grams of rum

  • Extra coconut and cocoa for coating


  • Melt the coconut oil in a microwave safe jug or bowl.
  • Place all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk to remove any lumps.
  • Add the coconut oil and rum and mix until well combined.
  • Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls and place them on a lined tray until all of the mixture has been used up (my batch makes 18 balls)
  • Place extra coconut and cocoa in separate bowls and roll the rum balls in your coating of choice.
  • Place back on the tray and into the fridge to set for half an hour.

Nutrition Facts

18 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories62.4
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.8g 8%
    • Total Carbohydrate 0.72g 1%
      • Protein 1.4g 3%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.