Here is a yummy and healthier version of ‘Rum Balls’. We usually see these at Christmas time, but why not have them all year round? They are so easy to make – the kids can do this by themselves…. a great weekend or school holiday no-bake cooking activity or a lunch box treat!
10 weetbix (or 2 cups of left over weetbix!) finely crushed (use your food processor to make them extra fine!)
Half a cup of coconut
Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 tin of sweetened condensed milk
Either: 2 tablespoons of cocoa (for Choc Yum Balls) OR 1 cup of chopped dried apricots (for Apricot Yum Balls)
You will also need extra coconut for rolling (or sprinkles!)
Optional: sultanas (or for adults add some rum!)
1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour in the condensed milk, vanilla and stir well.
2. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into round balls and roll in the coconut. (See tip for rolling below!)
3. Place in the fridge for at least half an hour. (They seem to taste so much better the next day, so try and leave them for a few hours or overnight)
Store in an airtight container in the fridge. I can never eat just one….so yummy!
Enjoy! These are great in the lunch box too! (They freeze well, so make up an extra batch, store in a ziplock bag, pop in the freezer and have them ready for snacks on the go!)
Tip: if you find the mixture too sticky to roll, wet your hands…seems to be easier to roll!