Vegan Coconut Rum Balls

Vegan Coconut Rum Balls on baking paper

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Vegan Coconut Rum Balls wrapped individually

Vegan Coconut Rum Balls

By Amy // Posted Nov 20, 2021 // Category No Bake, Holidays

Christmas, my favourite holiday, is coming and I made these Vegan Coconut Rum Balls thinking about gift-giving. 

They look so pretty wrapped up in clear cellophane with some ribbon. I’ll be making a few batches of these to give to my friends and family. 

I love the different textures in these rum balls that come from the slighter coarser cookie crumbs that are added and from the desiccated coconut. 

Rum balls are usually made with normal condensed milk, but I found the coconut condensed milk just amplifies the coconut taste in a wonderful way.

Feel free to add or omit the rum to make the recipe child friendly.

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1. Ingredients

I would recommend using Arnott’s Marie or Nice biscuits, but any plain biscuits would work. If you want, adding chocolate cookies would also work well with this recipe. Most supermarkets now stock coconut condensed milk, but if you can’t find any, you can just use normal condensed milk instead. This won’t make it vegan, but it’ll still taste great. Rum wise, I used Bundaberg Rum in this recipe but feel free to use any kind of rum. I think spiced and dark rum would work very nicely as well. 

2. Equipment

You need a food processor to crush the cookies or use a Ziploc bag with a wooden rolling pin instead. You also need a large mixing bowl and a wooden spoon. I used an ice cream scoop to make it easier to portion out and shape the rum balls. 

3. With or without rum?

This recipes tastes great with or without rum. If you want, you could halve the batch and add just 1 tbsp of rum to one half and no rum to the other half. 

4. Freeze the leftovers

These rum balls freeze really well. Place the rum balls in an airtight container and separate the balls using baking paper if you need to put another layer of rum balls on top. Freeze for up to 2 months and simply leave them on the counter or fridge to defrost before serving. 

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Vegan Coconut Rum Balls on baking paper

Yields20 Servings
Prep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

Vegan Coconut Rum Balls
 250 g plain sweet cookies (like Arnott's Marie biscuits)
 395 g coconut condensed milk (1 can)
 2 tbsp rum
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ½ cup desiccated coconut (50gr)
 ½ cup cocoa powder (50gr)
Coconut Coating
 ½ cup desiccated coconut (50gr)

1

Place cookies in a large Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin or blitz in a food processor. Crush half of the cookies to fine crumbs and the other to coarse crumbs. Transfer the crumbs to a large mixing bowl.

2

To the crushed cookies, add the coconut condensed milk, rum, vanilla extract, desiccated coconut, and cocoa powder. Mix the ingredients until well combined.

3

Scoop a tablespoon of the rum ball mixture and roll into a ball. Roll all of the balls in the desiccated coconut reserved for the coating. Place the rum balls on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes to help set the balls.

4

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Ingredients

Vegan Coconut Rum Balls
 250 g plain sweet cookies (like Arnott's Marie biscuits)
 395 g coconut condensed milk (1 can)
 2 tbsp rum
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ½ cup desiccated coconut (50gr)
 ½ cup cocoa powder (50gr)
Coconut Coating
 ½ cup desiccated coconut (50gr)

Directions

1

Place cookies in a large Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin or blitz in a food processor. Crush half of the cookies to fine crumbs and the other to coarse crumbs. Transfer the crumbs to a large mixing bowl.

2

To the crushed cookies, add the coconut condensed milk, rum, vanilla extract, desiccated coconut, and cocoa powder. Mix the ingredients until well combined.

3

Scoop a tablespoon of the rum ball mixture and roll into a ball. Roll all of the balls in the desiccated coconut reserved for the coating. Place the rum balls on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes to help set the balls.

4

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Vegan Coconut Rum Balls
Nutrition Facts

Servings 20


Amount Per Serving
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.8g11%
Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Sodium 60.8mg3%
Potassium 110mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 24.6g9%
Sugars 14g
Protein 1.64g4%

Calcium 10%
Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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