Wordless Wednesday – Ginger Christmas Balls

by Deb on December 1, 2010

Ginger Christmas Balls

I haven’t made rum balls since I was a kid, and I usually find them bitter from the cocoa or boring in the children’s rum-free version (I LOVE them with rum!).  So we thought we’d experiment ( 🙂 ) with gingernut biscuits instead of plain.  I purposely went with the simplest recipe I could find so the girls could do it all themselves.





Probably unneccessary but fun.

Cocoa2 tablespoons or to taste

VanillaTo taste


Condensed milk

When we first made it it was way too sticky because of the temperature, but overnight in the fridge fixed it.  So then we rolled it into balls and rolled it in sprinkles.  These didn’t stick too well, possibly because of too long in the fridge!


They were extremely sweet, gingernuts obviously have a lot of sugar in them.  Next time I would either go half and half with some plain biscuits or just go with plain biscuits and add some ginger to the mix.  But the girls haven’t been complaining 😀

By the way – this is a literacy activity.  Literacy is making sense of a text, and this shows the form of following instructions and reading a procedure, even if there aren’t many words in it.

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katepickle December 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

oooh ginger ‘rum’ balls would be a lovely christmas treat I reckon! Must try this!


Felicity December 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

now I have the urge to go into my kitchen and start making chocolate balls 🙂 not great for my ‘Christmas diet’ hahaha!


Joni December 1, 2010 at 11:37 am

RUm balls yum!


Tamara December 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm

great recipe
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Jason | Personalised Hoodies December 2, 2010 at 2:05 am

Wow that looks mouth-watering! I would like to try and make that, Merry Christmas to everyone.


Catherine December 3, 2010 at 9:42 am

I think ginger would make a great addition to rum balls – I must give it a try.
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Trish December 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm

What a fun activity, hands on (texture & manipulation) as well.
I have the urge to go shopping now …

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amandab December 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Hmmm … another alternative for us to make on our Christmas craft/cooking day 🙂 Might go down well with Princess who loves ginger.


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