At Easter time, Rum Wenches supplement their rum consumption with a good swig of chocolate. This year, we’re celebrating Easter like a proper sailor toff and making executive rum balls aptly named Dark Mutiny Balls.
While any rum will do, we’ve used Bundaberg Rum’s spiced rum, Mutiny. Mainly because it’s not much good to drink by itself, and its spicy notes lend itself very well to the fruit-driven rum balls.
This rum ball recipe is quick, easy and will make you very popular with your friends.
- 400g Dark fruit cake, chopped
- 1 bottle Mutiny Spiced Rum
- ¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
- 360g Dark chocolate, melted
- ½ cup Dessicated coconut
- Pour some rum into a glass and test for aroma, purity and flavour. Test again just to make sure. You never can be too careful.
- Crumble all your fruit cake into a bowl.
- Measure out ¼ cup of rum. Add to bowl and mix well.
- Ask the fruit cake if it would like some rum. If it says yes, you’ve done too much testing in step 1. But add another glug of rum for good measure. You don’t want a bloody mutiny among your friends!
- Add cranberries and coconut. Mix mix mix.
- Add melted chocolate. Mix with your hands to be like a wench, or with a wooden spoon to be like a lady.
- Finish the rum in your glass.
- Roll into balls, and if you want roll in coconut, cocoa powder or icing sugar.
Invite over some friends, finish your bottle of rum.
Make Mutiny Balls even more Awesome
If you want to really impress people, toast your coconut in a fry pan before adding to the mix.
And Wenches, we know that the way to a pirate’s heart is through his stomach, so use Belgian couverture chocolate if you want him to always sail on your ship.