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Rum Balls or Coconut Rum Balls

Rum Balls or Coconut Rum Balls made with shredded coconut, fresh ginger, rum, sugar and lime zest.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine African
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups shredded coconut or finely grated fresh coconut
  • ¾ cup fresh ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1 ¼ cups organic sugar or superfine sugar
  • 1 zest lime

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 95°C / 200°F.
  • In an oven-proof dish, mix coconut, ginger, lime zest and rum. (you may want to use clean hands to mix ingredients well). Place dish on middle rack in oven.
  • In a large heavy pan over medium to low heat, melt sugar while occasionally stirring with a wooden spoon. When the sugar is completely melted, it should be brown, (not dark brown or light brown) add coconut rum mixture quickly and mix vigorously to incorporate all ingredients. Let the mixture cook about 1 minute while stirring. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a large bowl with water, next to the pan, moisten hands and form small balls. You may need to re-moist your hand if your hands become too sticky and make sure you remove any excess water. Place each ball on lined baking dish 1 cm - 2.5cm (0.5" - 1") apart. Store in refrigerator for a few hours, so the Rum Balls get slightly firmed. You may also serve them immediately if preferred.

Notes

Rum Balls or Coconut Rum Balls made with shredded coconut, fresh ginger, rum, sugar and lime zest.
Use a good quality rum such as Rum Barbancourt

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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