Fruitcake Rum Balls Fruitcake Rum Balls

Image: Canadian Living | Holiday Baking 2014

These holiday-themed rum balls have all the same flavours of classic fruitcake, but don't require the time-consuming baking, soaking and wrapping.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014



In small bowl, mix 1 tbsp of the ground almonds with icing sugar. Set aside.

In separate bowl, stir together remaining ground almonds, the cookie crumbs, cherries, mixed peel and marzipan. Stir in rum; press into dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.

Roll by rounded 1 tsp into balls. Arrange on waxed or parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate or freeze for up to 1 month.) Roll balls in icing sugar mixture, pressing gently to adhere.

Nutritional facts per piece: about

  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 36.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Potassium 22 mg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Calcium 1.0
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