Try These Maple Rum Balls This Holiday Season


  • 400g plain sweet biscuits 
  • 60ml pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour) 
  • 400ml condensed milk 
  • 3 tbsp dark rum 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 50g cocoa powder 
  • 50g desiccated coconut 
  • 1 pinch of salt 
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon 


  1. Place the biscuits into a food processor and process until fine crumbs form. 
  2. In a large bowl, add the biscuit crumbs, half the desiccated coconut, condensed milk, maple syrup, rum, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. 
  3. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon, then place in the fridge to rest for an hour. 
  4. Place the remaining desiccated coconut into a bowl or onto a baking sheet. 
  5. Spoon out a tablespoon of the mixture and use your hands to roll it into a ball shape, it should be about an inch in size. 
  6. Place onto a baking sheet and repeat until all the mixture has been rolled into balls. 
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 


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